Monday, November 18, 2013

Resist by Sarah Crossan

With their sanctuary in ruins and the Pod's authorities after them, Bea, Alina, Quinn and the others have no choice but to seek out the legendary Sequoia. But the group is separated - Bea and Quinn are traveling with Jazz while Alina, her cousin, and the rest of Resist's survivors aren't even sure whether Bea survived at all. Meanwhile, Ronan Knavery is having a hard time aligning himself with Pod politics. He's sent out to find Quinn but instead begins helping to devise a plan to finally bring down BREATHE. 

This follow up to last year's Breathe was fine - it was a quick and action packed read - but it didn't have the same punch that I recall enjoying so much from its predecessor. Where Breathe felt tense and fast paced, Resist felt rushed. Resist doesn't even compare to Breathe in terms of either world building or character development. And while the book as a whole does tie up the story and pretty much address all questions, it does so in a really bare bones way.

Sequoia was probably the most interesting aspect of this installment for me. I could see so much room for development there in terms of both setting and characters. Instead it felt like we got just the bullet points before the characters move on to the next leg of their journey.

There were some sort of strange character turnarounds as well. I'm trying to be a bit vague - let's just say that some of the characters' actions could have used a bit more set up for me to wholly believe them. Overall I think I finished Resist feeling as though there was a big chunk of the story missing.

Rating: 3/5

1 comment:

Pabkins said...

I am agreeing with you here - it didn't have the punch that the first one did.