Resist (Breathe #2)


Resist (Breathe, #2)

“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.”

– Taken from Goodreads (

This book was a very satisfying read, though it was a bit confusing at points. It is full of action, from start to finish, with several tension peaks throughout the story. There were some unexpected deaths, so watch out for them. The very end felt a bit rushed, and, because of that, it was a bit confusing at points.

My biggest challenge was remembering who on earth were all the characters, especially considering that this book has several POVs. In truth, I never remembered who were all of them, but I kept reading anyway. That’s the problem of having sequels released (or reading them) too long after reading the prequels. In the case of Resist, I didn’t think it was a big issue to not remember the details of the characters or the plot.

I don’t really have much to say about this book. It was a fast and entertaining read, with some plot weaknesses (not that I picked it apart, but some things didn’t feel right or adequately paced). It was a good sequel to Breathe, though I missed a longer epilogue. Dystopian books have this tendency of not really showing what became of the societies portrayed after the revolution that usually happens.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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