Author: Sarah Crossan
Date of Publication: October 10th
Series: Breathe #2
Source: For review
I was sent an advance copy of this book from Bloomsbury in return for an honest review. This is no way affects my review. Thank you Bloomsbury!
Ok, firstly, I'm really sorry if this review just contains lots of fangirling. I've waited for just under a year for this book, and it makes me fangirl even more that I was lucky enough to be sent it for review. Also, I hope this review does it justice; I don't think it will at all!
After adoring Breathe, I was all set for this book. Truthfully, I don't think I would have minded if it had been horrendous, but the fact that it was immaculate and a perfect closure makes me insanely happy.
The first sentence goes straight into the action in Alina's point of view, which sparks interest and grips you straight away, and it doesn't differentiate from the rest of the book; it's intriguing for the whole book. One of the things that makes Resist so perfect is the fact that it has a perfect balance of description, action and dialogue (or DAD, as my primary teacher's called it!) so you don't feel suffocated by any bit of it. Also, the flow from the dialogue into the action is flawless.
Unlike some books were the same author writes all the point of views, Crossan gave each character a completely different writing style which helped the already exquisite character formation all the more better. Also, we get a new viewpoint! I won't say too much, but the new point of view is really cool! I think the only down-point of the whole book, and it didn't even really matter, was that in some places it felt like there were just a few too many point of view changes.
As I said before, this book is full of description and development. I love how Bea and Quinn's relationship is molded even further throughout the book. The ending is unbelievably perfect, and such a good ending to this duology.
During the first book, I didn't particularly care for Alina, but I grew to love her during Resist. She's strong (and she knows it!) but she's also thoughtful and feminine.
"But today, we fight together to protect the Pod
and the people we love. And it seems like the right thing to do."
As you can imagine by all my uses of the word "perfect", this had a lot of quotes that I adored! Here a few particular ones, though:
"The chamber goes silent, and I freeze.
I can't go out there and kill innocent people.
"...I'm in my studio smearing thick black and white
swatches of paint across a board. It doesn't look like much-
just a choked monochromatic muddle."
So, naturally, as you can tell from my review, I absolutely loved this book. I can't give this book justice in a review, but I can tell you now that it's absolutely perfect.