Resist and Counting the Stars (24#)

Resist by Sarah Crossan

Resist (Breathe, #2)

Publication date: October 8th 2013

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Number of pages: 400

Series: Breathe (2#)

Source: From the publisher via Netgalley. This is my honest opinion.

Date finished: October 2nd 2013


 Goodreads synopsis:

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.



I am absolutely gobsmacked that I almost put off reading Resist. I just wanted something short to read that I could get through quickly. Had I known that I would fly through the action filled pages of this fantastic sequel, there never would have been any doubt in my mind about whether to read it.

Once again (following reading Breathe), I got WAY more than I bargained for. The pages were full of thrilling action and I couldn’t put Resist down, even when I wanted to. I’ll tell you one thing, Sarah Crossan is brilliant at writing exciting scenes – a common thing I found between both Resist and Breathe.

However, something not so common between the two that I found I was very grateful for, was the different character point of views. Each of the (now four – Ronan’s point of view is in this book)characters were in different places and situations.

I adore the covers of the books in this dualogy. The cover of Resist WOULD be hard to resist if I saw it in a bookstore. The colours that are with the dome are really cool and unique. I have never really come across a combination like that before.

As a whole, I was really impressed with this dualogy and would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys reading the dystopian genre. They are pretty much the ultimate dystopian books. I geniunely enjoyed them and they will definitely be near the top of my list to anyone looking for an action-packed dystopian read. If people read and found themselves thinking Breathe was only an average read for them, then I would urge them to read Resist. If they read and liked/loved Breathe (like me) then I would really suggest they grab hold of Resist. Resist, in my eyes, was definitley the best of the two.

Thrilling and irresistable, readers will find Resist hard to RESIST.

 5/5 stars!

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  Goodreads author bio:

Sarah CrossanSarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University and worked to promote creative writing in schools before leaving teaching to write full time.

She completed her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing.

She currently lives in NYC.


 Counting the Stars

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

  • Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
  • Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
  • Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Books I bought:

Nothing! Except I think I will probably be some I have been really wanting when I have finished this post.



For review:

  • North Pole Reform School by Jaimie AdmansNorth Pole Reform School
  • Ender’s World by Orson Scott CardEnder's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game
  • Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy KalicickiBranded (Sinners, #1)
  • Dangerous Depths by Karen Amanda HooperDangerous Depths (The Sea Monster Memoirs #2)
  • Diamonds are a Teen’s Best Friend by Allison RushbyDiamonds Are a Teen's Best Friend
  • Thunderstone by Barbara PietronThunderstone

Thank you!


  • Garden of Eden by Kate CowanGarden of Eden
  • The Waves by Jen MinkmanThe Waves (The Island, #2)
  • More by T. M. FranklinMore (More, #1)


  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey JayOf Beast and Beauty

To be read:

  • Shadow Embraced by Cheree SmithShadow Embraced (Haven, #1)
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick NessA Monster Calls

Currently reading:

  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey JayOf Beast and Beauty



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