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(Resistance #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  30 reviews
WINNER BEST YA FICTION in the Texas Association of Authors 2016 Book Awards
SILVER MEDALIST in the International Wishing Shelf 2017 Book Awards

Knowledge comes with a price.

Tommy and Careen are no longer naive teenagers who believe the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s miracle antidote can protect them from a terrorist’s chemical weapons. After accidentally discoverin
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by DysCovered Publishing
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catherine ♡
*Thank you to the author for providing me a free e-copy. This review is my full and honest opinion*

One of the first things I noticed about this book was that it began right where Counteract ended. Since I read this right after Counteract, it was really easy to get back into the groove of things.

I thought the characters continued to be very diverse and strong, especially Careen.
In this book, I thought she definitely developed the most and began to lead.

The relationships were very strong as well -
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I'd like thank the author for sending me a review copy! This in no way whatsoever swayed my opinion of this book.

I actually liked Resist more than Counteract (if that's even possible). Yeah, you heard me right -- I liked the sequel more than the first book. When does that ever happen? Basically never, I tend to get really irritated with sequels, but nope, not with Resist.

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Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy that I found Tracy and her amazing books. I'm currently in school so there isn't a whole lot of time for me to read, but this book made me make time.
Tommy and Careen are continuing to learn about themselves as individuals as well as when they're a couple. I loved meeting new characters to love and hate and changing opinions I had already formed. I think that the way it is written becomes much more appealing as you read on and you learn how important the time stamps are and how it ma
S.R. Staley
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, and I found this a stronger offering in terms of story and character development than, Counteract, the first book in the series. Lawson's style and improvement in the craft is clearly evident, and the reader benefits. Lawson's lean writing style and idea-driven dialogue had me thinking a lot about Ayn Rand, particularly her novella Anthem. This an excellent addition to the YA dystopian literature with a nice blend of action and meaning. A YA series for our times with ma ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Resistance rises...

Lawson did another masterful job of adding additional layers to the already bountiful world she created in Counteract. Other characters that we were only briefly introduced to in the first book, such as: Mitch, Jaycee, the Baileys, Grace, etc., truly leave their mark on the developing story while we got to know the main characters on a deeper level. The Resistance truly started to rise by engaging in a punch/counterpunch propaganda war with the government. And, in what you
Elizabeth C
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Continuation

The Resistance series is nothing short of a thrill ride and this book was certainly no disappointment. I enjoyed getting to know the characters better and discovering secrets on their journey. I can't wait to begin the third installment!
Jenni Crawford
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
***Review has been gifted in exchange for my honest opinion and on behalf of Kats Book Promotions/ Katsindiebookblog.*** If you were happy with the first book, you will not be disappointed with the next book in this series. The writing gets better and better with each book, if that’s possible. You are immediately sucked right back in where you were left off in the first book.
Tommy and Careen are on their journey to save everyone, if that’s even possible. They are put through many twists and tu
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The Resistance is growing

4.75 out of 5 stars

The continued story of Careen and the Resistance as they continue to grow their support and numbers while fighting against the never-ending power of the OCSD. They will stop at almost nothing to bring down the OCSD once and for all.

The narration for Resist was done by Sarah Rogers who narrated the first book in the Resistance series also. She does a great job and actually does an even better job na
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
You think starting a revolution is easy? You think there aren't sacrifices to be made? Tommy and Careen have both lost things for the cause, things they never anticipated having to lose in the first place considering they never WANTED to be a part of this movement to begin with, but they've also found things as well. There are whispered conversations, secret rendezvous' (of both the personal and business type), and those that may be working as double agents around every bend. Some you can get a ...more
*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***
Actual Rating #4.5 stars
As we continue Careen and Tommy's journey and they join the Resistance, it brings with it a whole new set of challenges.

Who do you trust, are there more hidden agendas? you will be thinking and be mulling over this book when not reading it if you are like me.

Careen came out the s
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What Happens When the Government Controls Every Aspect of Your Life

In Book 1 of the Resistance Trilogy, Tommy and Careen, college students, meet when a drug to help protect the population from terrorism is passed out. The drug is not what it seems and Tommy and Careen band together to fight the web of lies that is causing the population to become unable to do anything but what the government decrees.

In Book 2, Resist, Tommy and Careen are on the run. They've joined the resistance. Their goal is
Cassandra Hawkins
Resist by Tracy Lawson is book two of a trilogy set that follows the first book, Counteract. Even though I read Resist before reading Counteract, I was still able to follow the plot of the text. At the very beginning of Resist, the reader jumps right in to Tommy and Careen's current situation, which is being on the run from the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense.

Playing on the emotions of readers, who are familiar with terrorist attacks, Lawson draws the reader into the trickery of the Office
Charlotte Chavous
I am fortunate because it hasn't been very long since I have read the first book Counteract (you can check out my review here in my blog). I really enjoyed Counteract and was looking forward to Resist.
Miss Lawson did not disappoint! One of the things I like about this series is how Miss Lawson explores what can happen if the masses give up all liberties to the government-something that I feel is in progress in our world. And she does a great job of showing the horrors of becoming unthinking shee
Nina Gerard
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
As one who loves to write and read about all things love, the ever-intensifying love story between Tommy and Careen is very well-written and age appropriate, but far from boring! With as many twists and turns as the main plot, readers will be cheering for them to not only save society, but to fight to stay together.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Resistance series is fast becoming one of my favourites, I desperately want to move onto book 3 straight away but alas there are already too many on my tbr! When I read Counteract a couple of months ago I was left breathless by the fast pace of the ending and I was not disappointed when that pace continued on into Resist. For a story set mainly in a resistance stronghold, you could think that this would be a recipe for a story to drag, in a series 2 of The Walking Dead kind of way. However, ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you to the author for providing me with an audio copy of this book. My opinions are my own. 

Did I love this as much as I enjoyed Counteract? No. But that doesn't mean this book was bad in any way.

I liked that this novel jumped right into the events that occurred right after Counteract ended. It was a smooth transition, and in the next few chapters, the author provided enough information to fill in the gaps to jog your memory. I would still recommend, however, that people read the first boo
Judi Easley
The Resistance Series

By Tracy Lawson


28 pages, prequel, Nov 2016, Teen/YA


186 pages, book 1, Oct 2018, Teen/YA


282 pages, book 2, Oct 2018, Teen/YA


269 pages, book 3, Oct 2018, Teen/YA


240 pages, book 4 (final), Oct 2018, Teen/YA

Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook (except the prequel, which is only in Kindle format)

Provided, Author

Sci-fi Dystopian YA


The covers are interesting and present an interesting series. Initially, when looking at them, they don’t appear to be a t
Billy Buttons
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was entered and was a SILVER MEDAL WINNER in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Resist: Book Two of Resistance
Author: Tracy Lawson
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 23
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 23 readers:
23 would read another book by this author.
23 thought the cover was good or excellent.
23 felt it was easy to follow.
23 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
15 felt the author’s stronges
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book started right where the first one left off.

In this book, we meet the Resistance and characters that play a role in trying to bring down the OCSD.

I wold say there is a bit more romance in this book and less action. There isn’t as much suspense but the suspense that is there is enough to keep you pulledf in.

I can’t wait to see what book three brings! I am loving this series!
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With even elect government under the control of one all powerful agency. 

One malicious narcissist has isolated the population from all personal freedoms. Even families are separated. Finances controlled and decisions about diet and entertainment made for them. One individual has been made the scapegoat for another power seeking person’s crime. 
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, sci-fi, ya
Definitely suffers from "middle book in a trilogy" syndrome: not as exciting as the first, just a lead up to the final. ...more
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Fantastic work. I felt Lawson rushed the plot, but her pacing and tension building leaves you no choice but to keep turning the page. I also loved the believable relationship between Tommy and Careen, where their differences place their relationship at crossroads.

Lawson introduced a few new characters and fleshed out existing ones, making for an interesting cast for later installments, though I thought a few were flat here. But with so many characters and POVs, it'd take a miracle to gain a rea
S.j. Thompson
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
The second in this series, the plot holes remain, but the secondary characters become more interesting. I'm interested to see how the series wraps up. ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Resist picks up right where Counteract left off with Careen and Tommy joining the Resistance and hoping to stop the OSCD from controlling the people. They want to stop the people from taking the drugs that are delivered to them week after week.

The ER is filling up with people who have decided to stop taking OCD after the chaos and destruction that erupted in Counteract the people are afraid to take OCD and afraid not to take it. But after deciding not to take it they end up in withdrawals think
Alex Pearson
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resist the read it over and over and over. It's not possible! Resist is full of surprises. Whether you relate to the struggling heroine (who wants pink in their hair?) or to the malicious mean girl with an interesting backstory (It explains soo much), the book will captivate you with relatable characters and a plot line that will leave you reeling. From ups and downs in relationships, to double crossing, to an invention that will leave you astounded, Resist is a book that you wil ...more
H. P.
Dec 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: modern-sf
Resist, book 2 in Tracy Lawson’s Resistance Series, builds on the strengths of Counteract. Careen and Tommy’s budding relationship continues to grow at the same time it generates conflict. And Lawson’s keen grasp on the idea of liberty and the evils of helicopter government continue to show. But Resist stumbles due to three significant flaws.

First, almost the entire book takes place in a single location, the Resistance headquarters. There is some plot movement and conflict, but trapping most of
Annie Goins
Wow. This was a thrilling sequel to the first book, Counteract. I am very pleased with the events that panned out in this book, and that's saying something because I am not a huge plan of sequels. Every bit of fear and concern and sadness, I felt along with the characters.

I was shocked at how close to reality some of the events taking place in the book are to reality, especially with the recent presidential election here in the U.S. And I was once again reminded that this story takes place in th
Patrick Hodges
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You say you want a revolution? Well, you know...

Following right on the heels of Counteract, Resist takes us further into the struggles of young heroes Tommy and Careen as they attempt to bring down an evil government agency, the OCSD, and its leader Madalyn, who is desperate to retain total control over the population. No longer the innocent waifs they one were, Tommy and Careen plan strategies with their fellow rebels - not exactly the best backdrop for a relationship.

The plot, as before, was f
D.H. Jonathan
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this on a recent trip from Texas to Yellowstone National Park, and since I didn't want to try to type a review on my cellphone, I waited a couple of weeks before sitting down to write this. As it is, I have read three other books since I finished Resist, but this story has stayed with me through all that. It is a warning to all of us that our government is made up of individuals who become easily addicted to power, and that fear can be such an effective and powerful tool to expand that po ...more
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