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(Breathe #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  5,451 ratings  ·  564 reviews
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 ru
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books
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3.5 stars

Thank you Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

I just run. I run as fast as my lungs and legs will carry me. The voice comes at me again. It's Silas. "Run, Alina! ALINA!"

Even though Resist was not as stunning as Crossan's first instalment, Breathe, Resist was still a thoroughly enjoyable book compact with action, survival and persistence. I just was hoping for a little more from every
Barb Middleton
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought the first book had potential but lacked character development. This book stills lacks character development but the plot is absurd. Not enough is explained, the action doesn't flow well from one scene to the other, and some parts don't make sense. I had way too many questions at the end. The story starts where Breathe (book 1) left off with Quinn, Bea, and Alina being tossed out of the pod and looking for Sequoia, another oasis to get oxygen. Or is it? Jazz, Bea, and Quinn are fleeing ...more
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ukya, library-books
Such an amazing sequel and ending to the series, unexpected and thrilling this duet is seriously special and well worth reading if you like the dystopian genre and a nice, thick plot!
My only complaint is that I wish this would have been a trilogy.
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ukya, library-books
Can all dystopians be duologies please?(!)
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
After reading this, THANK YOU GOD FOR OXYGEN!

The sequel and I believe also the last book in this series -don't quote me on that- was more gripping, shocking for sure, and had me more than the first book. No spoilers of course but there was more things going on in this and we get to see that in many point of views.

First thing comes in mind about this was shocking. About maybe 24%, 11 chapters in, I literally jumped out of my bed and started screaming. I did not see that coming. I can't even... I
Mazz Nixon
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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Christina Pilkington
Nov 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
*I won a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads program.

I really wanted to like this book. I really did. Especially after I disliked the first book in the duo logy.

I especially wanted to like it because the premise intrigued me. It's a dystopian novel set in a world where most people are reduced to living inside a pod, which produces its air artificially since humans have polluted the world's water system and destroyed all its trees. It's about evil governments, rebellions and a f
Ik heb enorm genoten van het herlezen van Breathe en Resist. Deze duologie weet je van begin tot eind op het puntje van je stoel te houden en onderscheidt zich door haar enorm originele world building en een goed uitgewerkte diversiteit aan karakters. Helaas vond ik het einde iets te kort door de bocht en had ik graag wat extra achtergrondinformatie gelezen over deze interessante toekomstvisie. Desondanks wil ik deze boeken enorm graag aanraden, omdat het verhaal super spannend is en het je zeke ...more
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, read-2015
A disappointing conclusion to a less than promising ending.
Anya Blackhart
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Character development is so good it’s practically insane! The ending semi-killed me though.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Resist did nothing to pull me in emotionally.

I thought I may as well start this review with brutal honesty. I can tiptoe around it, but this is by far the biggest issue of Resist. I wasn't a fan of Breathe, but I read a review that spoke so highly of Resist that I convinced myself that it deserved another chance. So, here we are.

The characters were barely distinguishable to me. Alina was fierce, Bea was strong, Quinn was umm, mature? Ronan was the only one I
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At least one mystery was solved. (view spoiler) Which was the only question that was answered. I was especially disappointed that the big questions I had about The Switch went unanswered. Resist continued following a formulaic dystopian plot, which bothered me. There were no surprises, really. (view spoiler) ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was one the most interesting books I have ever read. I loved how the author made the story tense, but not lover tense, because I HATE that. My dad and I are big into conserving energy and natural resources, and this book was a whole new thing for us. The whole part about having no air whatsoever was an interesting concept, and how some people wanted to keep it that way, while others wanted to save the planet. I was very glad that my prediction that Abel was working for the Ministry was fals ...more
Ryan Buckby
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
in a society built on lies, not everyone can survive the truth..

i REALLY enjoyed this book more than i did the first one but i can say i love the series equally

This book was the squeal and final book in the breathe series, it was gripping, shocking for sure, and had me more than the first book at times. New characters make an appearance in this book we don't get 3 different perspectives but now 4 different ones in this book we have Bea, Quinn, Alina and now Ronan.

I will have to say the charact
Jul 02, 2012 marked it as wishlist
I really, really want this. It's gonna be amazing. ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
8th of October? I can't wait that long. I won't be able to Breathe much longer if it doesn't come out soon. Haha not funny. I can't wait I loved it so much and Resist is going to be much better. ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing book better than breathe
octavia 🥀
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was incredible and left the story with an ending that I could say yes I’ve read this book. It answered so many questions I had when reading the first book and I thought the storyline was so strong and an amazing book by Sarah.
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Such an easy read. This was a good ending to the series.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great sequel to breath.
It started slow and ended soooo quick.

I loved the Breathe series so much but there were so many problems and new discoveries in this book, but not many pages left so I thought how is she going to end this book. Of course, the end was rushed and didn't really tell me what happened. It just goes straight forward to the "everything turned out perfect, we are all happy" part what I didn't like.

I can only recommend this thrilling series.
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Last year, I was completely taken by surprise by how much I loved Sarah Crossan's Breathe despite the multiple mixed reviews from blogger friends. I was more than excited to begin Resist because I wanted to know how everything ended for the characters that I grew to cherish in the first book of the series. While Resist ended on a positive note, I was still disappointed by the lack of answers to some questions I had in the first book.

Resist, like Breath
Adriana C
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
I'll start by saying that I did not expect that Resist was the conclusion of Breathe, I had the idea that it was a trilogy and is the standard in the dystopias (and other sub-genres), so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that it was a duology. Another thing I did not expect was the added a point of view, now the story is told from the point of view of Bea, Quinn, Alina and Ronan. When I realized that there was another POV my first reaction was ... who is Ronan! then I remembered seeing him ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, young-adult
In the conclusion to Breathe, we find our main characters at a crossroads. Life has been drastically altered for them all and now they must decide what to do next- do they seek out the other Resistance hub or do they remain in the Outlands?

Alina has made her choice- after the Grove was destroyed, her and a few fellow Resistance members are heading for Sequoia, another Resistance hub. Meanwhile, Bea and Quinn have left the Pod and are going to make their way back to the Grove to find Alina and t
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Resist
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher/Year: HarperColling 10/7/14
Length: 368 Pages
Series: Breathe #2


What would you do if you were desperate? Bea, Alina, and Quinn are outlaws. They started a rebellion and have been thrown out of the pod—the only place where there's enough air to breathe. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. What will they find now that they are refugees in the perilous Outlands? Their final safe haven may be har
Young adult dystopian novels are all the rage right now. Go to any bookstore and there will be a huge display of these books. While they are a refreshing change from all the young adult vampire books of a few years ago, I’m not sure that this trend is one I’d like to see continued. I find that dystopian books depress me. I’m saddened to see society devolve to such lows. I find that a lot of these books lack hope.

For example, the world of Resist is a world where breathable oxygen is seriously la
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sarah 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.

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