Review: Resist

Resist by Sarah Crossan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

In comparison to Breathe, Resist did better than it’s prequel. Here, all of them are separated – Alina and others from Grove are heading to Sequoia and Quinn and Bea along with Jazz are following them. We get another POV in this book, in the form of the pod minister’s son Ronan, who is disgusted by his father’s actions. Basically it’s a culmination of the revolution that started in Breathe. In terms of world-building, there is the new place Sequoia which kind of reminds me of Rule from Ashes trilogy (don’t ask me why) and it’s basically ruled by a maniac who serves as the Big Bad for the book. The writing is great and really gives you a feel of the events in the book.

As for the characters, Alina is as awesome as ever. Quinn definitely improved in this book and Bea – man, she is a bad-ass. She becomes a true leader in this book and even Quinn’s father praises her for inspiring people. Ronan is interesting – he is a Premium but like Quinn, he is not a snob and has a good heart. I almost thought it would be a triangle with Quinn and Bea but thankfully it wasn’t. The plot-line was good, not great – because I just couldn’t get over the million coincidences that occur in the book. Seriously, it’s like the Pod, the Grove and Sequoia are right in the same neighborhood and not days away from each other – the way the people are connected is just too unbelievable. The epilogue felt sort of short and I wanted to get more details of what happened in the aftermath of the war. Overall, I would recommend the book for it’s writing and plot.

Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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