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(Replica Trilogy #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Resistance is the second installment in acclaimed author Jenna Black’s YA SF romance series.

Nate Hayes is a Replica.

The real Nate was viciously murdered, but thanks to Paxco’s groundbreaking human replication technology, a duplicate was created that holds all of the personality and the memories of the original. Or...almost all. Nate’s backup didn't extend to the days prece
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Tor Teen
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
It seems to me that this wonderful trilogy by Jenna Black isn’t getting nearly the attention it deserves. I’ve always liked her adult urban fantasy books, but I have to admit I’m enjoying her YA work even more. There are a few things that make her stand out completely and they are exactly the things I appreciate.

For one, Replica was almost completely romance-free, which allowed us to focus on more important matters like the great social injustice of Jenna Black’s world. Nate and Nadia might hav
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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Going into this book, I was worried that I wouldn't understand what was going on. I read Replica, but it's a vague memory. Thankfully, the beginning of this book refreshed my memory enough for me to make complete sense of what is going on (I love it when books do that!).

Nate and Nadia have destroyed the Replica technology and no hold information that, if unleashed, can cause a rebellion. The Chairman, Nate's father, is determi
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having previously read Jenna Black's Replica as an ARC, I thought I would have a hard time getting back into the swing of things with Resistance, but luckily, Jenna has some helpful summaries along the way, that I recalled the gist of things.

We pretty much pick up where we left off, and if you read Replica, you know what an epic ending we had there! Nate and Nadia believe that they have beaten Chairman Hayes and that the replica process has been destroyed. They have evidence against Hayes that s
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
TRIGGER WARNING: Threat of sexuality "reprogramming".

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Why is this novel's society advanced enough to create replicas of particular people, yet the Chairman's Heir's sexuality has to be kept secret? Supposedly because of the financial/political benefits of an arranged marriage, and then possible heirs, but I'm not entirely convinced.

Anyway, why did I wait so long to read this Resistance? Possibly because Book 1, Replica, is worth fi
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Resistance (Replica # 2) picks up right where Replica (Replica # 1) left off. The series protagonists Nate Hayes, and Nadia Lake truly believe they won and now hold leverage over the Chairman of Paxco, who is also Nate's father. But, it that were truly the case, why would we need a sequel? See, the Chairman isn't one to go quietly into that good night. Nope. He is determined to ruin Nate and Nadia's happiness by dividing and then conqu
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What? The second book is better than the first!?!
Five out of five stars
In the sequel to REPLICA, Jenna Black drops us right where we left off. Nate and Nadia know that their small battle was nothing compared to the overall war they are waging with Nate’s father. They are also painfully aware of how precarious their current situation truly is. Nadia knows that she has to protect her sister, and Nate is desperate to protect not just Bishop but Nadia too. This sets the stage for the next thrilling
Lisa Mandina
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A sequel that I liked better than the first? Doesn't happen often, but did with this one. I'll be reviewing the book on my blog later tonight. Although I can't actually post it until closer to the publishing date.
Diane ~Firefly~
This book started a lot slower than I expected. Poor Nadia is rushed off to an "executive retreat" to keep the press away, but she is of course worried to be out of touch and what the Chairman will do. Nate is blackmailed into a new marriage agreement which leads Nadia's family to send her to a more secure retreat. Dante and Kurt are still around and Gerri wants Nadia to share the secret.

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Bree Taylor
What I find incredibly interesting about the dystopian world of Replica is how detailed it is yet still very rooted in the present.

The continuing story of Nate, Nadia, Kurt, and Dante continues in book 2. The fallout from their upheaval with Mosely and Thea at the end of book 1 continues to haunt Nate and Nadia. Nate is presented with a new wife-to-be and Nadia is sent to a minimum security "retreat" for her mental health.

The ending was fairly predictable but the story was still a fast read. I'd
Linda (ellsky) Jackson
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Isolde Oneil
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is number 2 of three and the only one I've read. It was well written cause I did it in 2 sittings. Really nice story and will have to try for the 1st and 3rd.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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You will have to excuse me for not explaining everything that I want to in this review. I don’t want to give any spoilers for this book or the previous book in the series. There is a lot that can’t be said about this book without spoiling some of book one.

After finishing book one of the Replica series, I was very excited to start Resistance. We start pretty much where we left off in Replica. Nate and Nadia learn who killed Nate (he was brought back as a
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Resistance picks up almost immediately where Replica left off. Nate and Nadia think they’ve stopped Nate’s father and the artificial intelligence he created from harming any more people. Sadly nothing is ever that simple. Now Nadia is sending her to a retreat out of embarrassment with no connection to the outside world. When Nate finds out Nadia has been put away and his father tells him he’ll be marrying someone else or else he’ll have his sexuality reprogramed. Now it’s up to him and Dante to ...more
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Against her will, Nadia is sent to a "spa" to keep the heat off her family and to their family name. Nate doesn't know that Nadia is in seclusion, and Nadia knows that she is useless when the real battle is outside... Until an ally steps in to inform her about the new developments in Nate's life. Nate, on the other hand, finds himself in a stickier situation, what with politics and love and familial duties and ties entangling themselves into
The Book Gazer (Eddie)
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:
See what is says up there? Up on my review policy? NO ROMANCE BOOKS. However in the interest of broadening my horizons, I decided to request a semi-romancy book from Raincoast. So thank you to them, for giving me this awesome ARC. And no, I was not given any compensation in exchange for this review. Now my thoughts!

Resistance was arguably among one of the most amusing dystopias I've read this year. What made it different? Well, for one it didn't go chasing after The Hunger Games's he
Arnel B
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as part of the the First Reads Giveaway program. It is the second book in a trilogy revolving around two teens, Nadia Lake and Nathaniel Hayes. Both of them are part of the upper class "executives" in a corporate state named Paxco, which occupies present day New York. I have read and genuinely liked the first book of this series (Replica). I also really wanted to like this book. I can't say that I did enjoy reading it.

The main reason I didn't like this book is that it was c
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Replica trilogy by Jenna Black. I unfortunately didn't know that before reading it or I may not have read it as I do not care for starting a trilogy on the second book. I thought the story was good. I especially liked the fact that this is a young adult novel with a gay main character and with the writing style this is approached in a nonchalant way. The fact that the main character is gay means nothing to the story, of course, there are complications that can arise from th ...more
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, own, read-2014
Gaining the upper hand on Chairman Hayes at the end of book one turns out to be a short-lived victory for Nadia and Nate - they may have achieved the destruction of the Replica process and have the incriminating recordings that guarantee their survival as well as that of their loved ones, but the future looks anything but rosy. With Nadia locked away in a retreat cut off from the outside world and Nate being forced into a new marriage arrangement that will completely ruin Nadia in society and le ...more
Wow! A middle-book that didn't suck! =D

This actually moved the story forward and raised the stakes, instead of just idling and waffling and being filler.

So in this one, Nate's dad decides to arrange a new marriage for him with a mousy ugly girl named Agnes. In the meantime, Nadia's parents have her locked up in some sort of "retreat" so she can't embarrass them anymore. While away, Nadia is almost killed. Agnes, Kurt, Dante, Nate and Nadia are now on the run and have made blackmail tapes that pr
Carro Herdegen
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kiss-the-book
Language - R (152 swears, 8 "f"), Sexual Content - R; Violence - PG-13
Nadia and Nate thought they were safe from the Chairman's wrath, and the Chairman couldn't believe that he wouldn't end up getting his way. Turns out both parties were wrong. How far can the battle of wits and intimidation go before it starts hurting innocent people?
While the premise is still very intriguing to me, Resistance was harder to read than Replica was for two reasons. First of all, the conflict was very confusing. Wh
Kiki Rizky Agustina
Replica series by Jenna Black is dystopian/science-fiction YA that offer a different approach in its plot. Like some other similar genre books, the main story is about two teenagers againts their ruling government. But unlike other dystopian YAs, the two main characters are not in love with each other. At least not in a romantic way. And the latter-at least for me-makes the story even more appealing.

I like Replica a lot, and for Resistance... I LOVE it.

Nate becomes more mature and more responsib
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I LOVE Nadia. She continues to be incredibly awesome and the most likeable character in the series. She is smart, strong and compassionate. Not a fan of Kurt Bishop, mostly because he can't see how awesome Nadia is - yet has no problem loving the rather selfish and arrogant (but improving) Nate. Still enjoying Nate & Nadia's relationship and how they love one another. They have spent years being the others only real friend. I am happy Nadia has Donovan and like how she isn't charging full st ...more
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a whirlwind. The whole story takes place in less then a week (I think so) and SO MUCH HAPPENS!!!! Its such an emotional rollercoaster that has so much baggage it can't all be worked out on a weekend getaway. This book was almost an information overload, and it almost stressed me out because of all the crazy things that happened. I got way too emotionally invested in this book. I read the last half of this book in one sitting, because I had to know what was going to happen. My only ...more
K.A. Fox
Sep 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I really want to like this series, but honestly, I'm struggling. Nate is growing on me, and the Nadia/Dante relationship is making more sense. I was happy to see Nadia take charge of things more when she had to, and Agnes is finally showing some backbone. But there were so many things that I saw coming, that were predictable and made me want to scream, "Oh my gosh, it's so obvious," as the characters were trying to figure it out. The end is absolutely set up for another book - I just have to dec ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
It was one of those books that made me want to meet the characters. They reacted like real people would and make some real-life dumb decisions. I really like how this alternative America was written. The times were a mixture of old and new. I would hate to live in a world where I wasn't allowed to do what I wanted, where I couldn't speak my mind. Where there was such a rigid class system...Oh wait. Anyway, it was a really good book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Aug 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I may write a full review but this was just really really bad. The first one was decent but now the plot is plodding and incredibly boring, the characters are idiots that literally do nothing. The plot twist is implausible - well the entire plot is - but the addition of the female character halfway through (trying not to give spoilers) is even more ridiculous. I like the concept but the execution wasn't there.

So bad.
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Very rarely is Book 2 in a series as good as the first one. I think I even liked this one a little better. It starts right where book 1 (Replica) left off and it is action from start to finish....I started the next book the moment I finished the last word. A lot happens and secrets are revealed! Nate and Nadia will have their hands full getting out of the surprise ending of this book. I can't wait to find out!!!!
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Damm that cliffhanger!!! Personally I think this book was even better than the first one. Also I love how you get to see more Kurt which is awesome because in the first one you see a lot of Nate trying so hard to find the man he loves, but you hardly get to see them together. In this one, you get to see how they interact. Great book overall, much more well written then the first .
Kara Callahan
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, but not as much as the first book in this series. This book was still pretty good, but didn't seem to have the same magical, different feel as the first. I will still definitely read the next book in this series.
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