Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

Resist (Breathe, #2)
Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan's Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what's left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour.
Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out of the pod, the only place where there's enough oxygen to breathe. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. Can they survive in the perilous Outlands? Can they finish the revolution they began? Especially when a young operative from the pod's Special Forces is sent after them. Their only chance is to stand together, even when terrible circumstances force them apart. When the future of human society is in danger, these four teens must decide where their allegiances lie. Sarah Crossan has created a dangerous, and shattered society in this wrenching, thought-provoking, and unforgettable post-apocalyptic novel.
Publishes in US: October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books
Genre: YA dystopia
Source: Harperteen via edelweiss
Series? Yes. 2nd in Breathe
My review of #1 Breathe here

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    I remember really loving Breathe, and connecting with the characters, but unfortunately Resist didn't warrant quite as much love from me. I think my biggest issue is I was thrown back into this world and into these characters heads without any sort of review or refresher, so I felt disconnected for a bit, and I couldn't remember plot details. I guess I should have reread and then I know this probably would have been a 5 star, but I didn't have time. 
    Once I got back into the characters heads for a bit and just forgot what I'd forgotten, I got swept up in their troubles, trials, loves, friends and into this frightening world where taking your next breath is not guaranteed. Bea was my favorite, like last time, she is so kind hearted but strong at the same time. She strives to see and believe the best of other people. 
    There were many challenges thrown at the characters, and obstacles to overcome so there was always something going on and it def kept my attention.  
    The ending didn't feel quite complete enough for me, but I can't put my finger on why because everything was tied up as can be expected. Maybe it was a certain death? Can't be sure, but while I was caught up in this world, it was not the sequel that I was yearning for. 

Bottom Line: Good but not how I loved Breathe.

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  1. I'm sorry that this book didn't live up to your expectations Brandi, I usually don't re-read books before I pick up the next book in a series, so can understand your need for some sort of recap, but I'm glad that overall you were still able to enjoy this book somewhat :)

  2. Sorry you didn't like it as much. I haven't read the first book yet but I understand how easily we could become an apathetic with the lack of a backstory or a refresher.

    I hope your next read will be better, Brandi.

  3. I'm sorry this wasn't as good as the first. I often forget the finer details or previous installments and it ends up getting in my way. Too bad when that happens. But at least you liked it.

  4. I still haven't gotten around to Breathe, but I have heard good things. Its a shame this one didnt live up to the first book.

  5. I started it, but felt the same way as you, I just felt thrown off by jumping into the plot so quickly. I put it aside for now, but I will finish it soon. Great review!

  6. I'm sorry that you didn't love this one as much as you loved Breathe. :/ Sounds like it was an okay read, though! Awesome review. (:

    NO QUESTION? My heart is broken! O.O

  7. Oh man, it always sucks to hear a sequel doesn't live up the the first book. Glad you still were able to enjoy it overall though. :)

  8. Oh, man, that sucks! I really loved Breathe and was anticipating Resist to be better than its predecessor. Oh, well. Hopefully I'd love it more than you did, but then again, I'm hard to please!

  9. Aw, I'm sorry this sequel fell short for you. Glad you liked the first book, though :) Thank you for sharing your honest review. <3

  10. Oh no! I hate when that happens

  11. I'm sorry it wasn't as good as the first one, I hope it will be better with book 3

  12. I hear ya! I think we all go through book amnesia. There is a fine line between too much recap and not enough!

  13. Aww, I am sorry Brandi. I had this series on my wishlist but think I will pass. That is too bad :(

  14. This sounds like a good book. Sometimes the second book has a lot to live up to and it can be hard to love it as much as the first. Thanks for sharing. I really like the cover!

  15. Man, I have that problem as well! When it's been a year between books, refreshers at the beginning of the sequel are essential.

  16. I hate when endings don't feel complete! Bummer that you didn't like this one as much as the first :/

  17. It's difficult to get back into a series after a break; sorry it didn't have a refresher!

  18. It's probably good I haven't read the first one just yet then. Now I can read them straight through and hopefully enjoy better.

  19. I'm sorry to hear this wasn't as good as Breathe for you! I hate when I don't re-read and there is no recap and I feel like I'm just not as into the story when I read a sequel. Great honest review!

  20. I love reading duologies. They can be so refreshing. Though I do find it frustrating when the end really isn't an ending. It depends on the book. Glad you enjoyed it!


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