book review : resist by sarah crossan
12 November 2013
One thing i absolutely loved was the characters. Each of them were so unique and layered and showed off their own personalities. I especially enjoyed watching Bea grow and develop as a person. Having to cope with a devastating loss she shows a strong side of her that we haven't seen before, gone is the timid girl who was the polar opposite to Alina in the first book; she becomes fiery and determined to do anything she can to get back at the Ministry that have hurt her so much and i liked her so much more in Resist, she made her own decisions and sacrifices and thought for herself, instead of letting Quinn do everything for her.
We also get a new point of view for this book, which i found hard to get my head around at the beginning but as the book went on, i found it easier to remember who's view i was seeing as each character separated off from each other and went their own ways, battling their own demons and taking on their own responsibilities. A surprise character made an appearance in Resist as well which i was delighted to see, although i think this could have been developed a lot more.
Following on from this point about lack of development, i thought the ending felt a bit rushed and at first, when i had started reading this book, i thought it was a trilogy, then when i finished i was a bit like, 'oh, is that the end?' I definitely thought the ending could have been elaborated upon and explained a bit more but other than that i think the ending was perfectly alright.
Overall i found Resist to be a satisfying ending to the Breathe series. The world building, as i found in the first book was beautiful, and Sarah Crossan didn't hold anything back while painting a picture for us of the people in the Outlands and beyond, starved of oxygen and fighting for their lives. However, although i enjoyed it, i thought it lacked the spark and vibrance of the first book and this made me connect less with the characters, so i don't think i would re-read it again in a hurry.