Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Review - Resist (Breathe, #2) by Sarah Crossan


Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Release date: 10th October 2013
Blurb from Goodreads:
Resistance to the Pod Leadership has come apart. The Grove has been destroyed but so has the Pod Minister. Quinn, Bea and Alina separately must embark on a perilous journey across the planet's dead landscape in search of the rumoured resistance base Sequoia. Meanwhile the Pod Minister has been succeeded by his capricious daughter. Her brother, Ronan, is supposed to advise her, but his doubts about the regime lead to him being sent out of the Pod in search of Quinn. In a world in which the human race is adapting to survive with little air, the stakes are high.
My Review:
3/5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ)and Sarah Crossan*

Note - if you haven't read Breathe this will contain spoilers.

Resist takes place directly after Breathe and starts by following the survivors of The Grove as they make their way to Sequoia.

Again the book is told from different point of views - Bea, Alina, Quinn and this time Ronan, the old Pod Minister's son. I did like that the chapters are told from different view points, though some of them were quite short and I would have preferred them to be longer.

I feel slightly conflicted about Resist - I enjoyed reading as the story unfolded but I was a tiny bit disappointed as it felt like not that much happened and find that I prefer Breathe. It was good to see the characters grow and become stronger though and there was one death that I saw coming but another that was a surprise.

Overall this was a good sequel but slightly disappointing.