Resist: Breathe 2

Resist: Breathe 2

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Resistance to the Pod Leadership has come apart. The Grove has been destroyed but so has the Pod Minister. Quinn, Bea and Alina separately must embark on a perilous journey across the planet's dead landscape in search of the rumoured resistance base Sequoia. The welcome they receive at Sequoia is not what they expect, and soon they are facing a situation that seems as threatening as that of the Pod inhabitants.

Meanwhile the former Pod Minister's son, Ronan, is beginning to have his doubts about the regime but as a member of an elite force he is sent out of the pod to hunt down the Grove's survivors. In a world in which the human race is adapting to survive with little air, the stakes are high. This action-packed sequel to Breathe is every bit as nail-biting and satisfying as its predecessor - visionary storytelling of the highest quality.
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Product details

  • 14+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 300g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781408827208
  • 96,676

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Praise for Breathe:

A pacy plot and characters who develop emotionally as the book progresses * Daily Mail * The all-action plot and the hinted-at romantic triangle will keep the reader's interest to the end * Irish Examiner * Wow, wow, wow!! Breathe is absolutely amazing . . . This book starts with a bang and refuses to let you go. 5 out of 5 stars * * Breathe is for all fans of future catastrophe and anyone interested in preserving the Earth's precious natural resources * Bookbag *
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About Sarah Crossan

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 has been working to promote creative writing in schools since. She completed her Masters in creative writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing. Her first book The Weight of Water was published by Bloomsbury in 2012.

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5,564 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,470)
4 33% (1,855)
3 30% (1,689)
2 8% (459)
1 2% (91)

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Many thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for my review copy, this is in exchange for an honest review. Wow, this book just jumps straight into it. There isn't much of a recap from the first book so I advise that you have to read Breathe first. If not you will wonder what the heck is going on. I adore this series, it's only a two book series but boy does it pack so much in. I love how the story is told from several points of view, it certainly gives you a different angle on the world created by Crossan. And what a scary and realistic world it is. You really do stand up and take notice of the underlying warning Crossan gets across. It's powerful and I hope people will take it all in. Now back to the story, as this is a 2nd instalment I am not going to give any spoilers away as that is not my thing. I will say that I was happy with the start, middle and end of the book. I will also say that I just preferred Breathe just a little bit more, but don't think that this knocks resist down too much as this book is awesome too. Like last time I think there are some amazing characters in this series. Alina still stays at the top for me, I like her bravery and she has just a touch of sass. I would recommend this series, it's not too exhausting on the brain and there's plenty of action and excitement. I'm also going to check out more books by this author as I do really like her writing style. Overview: Great end to the series, I simply loved more
by Jennifer Juckes
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and Netgalley.) This is book 2 in the â€~Breathe' series, and kicks off where book 1 â€~breathe' left off. **Warning - some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 â€~Breathe'.** Quinn, Bea, and Jazz are trying to make their way to Sequoia to meet up with Alina and the rest of the revolutionaries, when Jazz is injured. Alina and the survivors from â€~The Grove' are also travelling to Sequoia, having nowhere else to go, and quickly running out of oxygen and food. Ronan is the son of the dead pod minister, and he's been asked by Quinn's father to journey across the Outlands to find Quinn and bring him back. If he does Quinn's father will get them new identities and hide them. What will the Resistance's next plan be? Can Ronan find and help Quinn? And what will happen when Alina, Bea, and Quinn eventually make it too Sequoia? I enjoyed this more than Breathe, but I still thought that there were some plot holes, and poor decision making going on. This book followed an extra character - Ronan, son of the dead pod minister. He was an okay character, and I liked how he had the gumption to believe what he heard about the government lying to the people about planting trees, and stood up for what he believed was right. It was a little difficult at times to really believe that Jude - Quinn's father, was also trying to help the revolution, but I suppose someone needed to help them. The storyline in this book was okay, although again I thought that there were plot holes, and some poor decision making. There was a storyline where Quinn's father told Ronan to go and find Quinn, and said that he would give them new identities when they came back, but I had to question - where Quinn and Ronan not a bit high profile to be pretending to be auxiliaries? Quinn having spoken at the press conference thing, and Ronan being the dead pod minister's son made them quite easily recognisable, and I just doubted how easy it would be to pretend to be someone else, never mind that their tattoos would have to be removed. There were several other things that I can't talk about without dropping spoilers, but I also thought that there were several moments where they almost forgot about the amount of air they did or didn't have, which was ridiculous, and they made things harder for themselves at times rather then taking the safe or easy option. There were some events that I didn't see coming, including some unexpected deaths, but I also thought that other plotlines were really predictable. The ending of this was okay, and I liked the action and tension. This was definitely the most intense part out of both books, and was a high point for me. I did feel like it all ended really quickly though, and I was actually disappointed to realise that this was the last book in the series. It was as if as soon as this got really good, it finished! Overall; better than the first book, but still had issues. 7 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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