Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review - Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan

Resist (Breathe, #2)Title: Resist
Author: Sarah Crossan
Series: 2nd (Breathe)
Pages: 368
Published: October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books 
ISBN: 9780062118721
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Description: 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. 

I Give This ...

I've had a hard time writing this review.  My final thoughts are hard to put into a review.  I breezed through it but often felt that things were happening way to quickly.

For a "secret" area, Sequoia was surprisingly easy for them to find.  I know locations are passed by word of mouth, but even the leader of Sequoia seemed surprised to be found not once but twice.   I also wasn't shocked when Sequoia didn't turn out to be all they had hoped for.  It was basically trading once form of oppression for another.

I did enjoy how none of the characters backed down from their beliefs.   Even when Bea is faced with an impossible situation, she is thinking of others safety before he own.  Alina is not willing to give up the idea of air and freedom.   I also liked the idea that maybe some of uppers are tired of of the control in the city and are willing to go the extra mile and help the resistance.

However, I felt the ending was entirely rushed.  A lot of it depended on the chain of events going exactly as planned.  There was a lot of uncertainties.  While things obviously did not go as planned and there were a lot of casualties, it seemed way to easy.  And very little was explained as to what happened next.  I was a little underwhelmed but the events.

Overall it wasn't completely a satisfying ending for me.  I did like the series as a whole and will be looking for the author's next work!


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