Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

(Breathe, #2)
by Sarah Crossan
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Publication Date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow / HarperCollins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062118721
Genre: Young Adult | Dystopian
Source: Edelwiess

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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. (Goodreads)
Resist by Sarah Crossan is the sequel and conclusion to the wonderfully written Breathe. I just recently finished Breathe, and started reading Resist right away to see what was going to happen to the characters that I have come to love, and to the world as well. Resist definitely did not disappoint!

(I’m going to write this review without giving anything away, so bear with me!)

I love the characters in this book, and I feel much the same about them as I did in the previous book. Alina, Quinn and Bea are all so special to me, as are almost all of the secondary characters. I love them all. We are also introduced to a new character in this book, Ronan, who I believe we met briefly in Breathe. We get to see the story from his point of view as well, which I really enjoyed. With so many different viewpoints, I feel that I was really able to get SO much more of the story than I would have with just one or two viewpoints.

The pages of Resist were packed as full of action as the pages in Breathe. There was never a dull moment, and I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. While the storyline is much the same as the first book, Crossan adds in so much more information to make the story even more addictive than before. The end of the book ties together nicely, and we are even given a small epilogue so that we can see a little of what happens down the road with these characters. I was both sad and happy at the end of this book, feeling so many different emotions. It was great!

Overall; this is such a great series! I don’t know how more people haven’t read it yet. I‘ll definitely be recommending this series again and again. I wish that I had read it sooner. If you are a fan of dystopian novels and series, you should check this series out. It’s definitely worth the read!

Happy Reading!

Books in this Series:

Breathe  |  Resist


  1. Just a two-fer? Actually, I think that's a fantastic thing. I have the first one on my TBR shelf, staring at me and I know I want/need to read it!

  2. Wow, so few series are only two books nowadays.


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