Monday, October 7, 2013

Resist: Review


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.


Before I review about this book, I want to say that it's not entirely the book's fault that I... don't really enjoy this book. I'm currently in a kind of reading slump and there are currently nothing to make me snap back to my usual book geek self.

So... I don't really enjoy this book. But it's better than Breathe nonetheless. Why better? Because there is finally one thing that I didn't expect in a million years (of course I'm not gonna tell you... it's spoiler!). But despite some relatively more interesting parts, this book... I'm sorry to put it so harshly but it bores me to tears. It's better than my experience in reading Breathe, but I'm still struggling to read quite a lot of parts in the book because it takes me a lot of time to process what is actually happening. And it definitely doesn't help that I nearly can't remember everything from Breathe.

The characters are getting slightly better. At least now I know Alina is not so hard-core that she's got few emotions. And Bea is stronger than in Breathe. Quinn... well I'm not sure what to say about him because I've got no feelings for him or what he's done whatsoever. The same goes for Ronan. It has some character development but it's not significant.

The plot is... okay for the most part in terms of the smoothness, if not a little too smooth because I can practically guess what will happen next (except the one thing that I didn't expect, of course). But the writing... well let's just say there's space for improvement. The ending is nice actually, not the steamy kind of ending (obviously) , more peaceful.

Overall it's a dystopian series that I won't recommend in most circumstances. Despite the background being unique, I just can't dwell into the book. But I'm not a hater of this series. So I'm totally not against you reading it.

Rating: 5.5/10

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