Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

Title: Resist {Breathe #2}

Author: Sarah Crossan

Published: Bloomsbury October 2013

Status: Read from October 09 to 10, 2013 — I own a copy {Courtesy the publisher}

My Thoughts:

The conclusion to Crossan’s Breathe trilogy, Resist picks up where Breathe ended. If you don’t recall the details of the book, you might want to refresh your memory before beginning Resist as Crossan doesn’t look back.

After leaving the Pod, finding The Grove and having it destroyed by the Ministry’s forces, Alina, Quinn and Bea along with a handful of others are making their way to Sequoia, the last known haven outside of the dome. But for those that reach Sequoia, nothing is what they had hoped for and now they have no choice but to take a deep breath and fight for their future.

As in Breathe, the story unfolds through the multiple perspectives of Alina, Bea and Quinn with the additional point of view from Ronan, the son of the (former) Pod leader. The rapid shifts in perspective ensure the novel moves ahead at a quick pace but leaves little opportunity for character development and I thought the individuals and their relationships took a back seat to the plot.

The plot of Resist has an intensity Breathe lacked however, with Sequoia proving to be a scary disappointment, the Ministry closing in on the Resistance in the Pod and a revolution inevitable, though not in the manner you might expect. The conclusion is action packed and affecting with unexpected loss but in its final moments leaves the reader with hope for the future.

Resist is a solid finale for the Breathe duology. I recommend if all possible you read it immediately following Breathe which I think will lead to a more satisfying reading experience.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lesdeemac
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:52:14

    Not my style, but I’m pretty sure the younger set would love the series.

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