Monday, March 23, 2015

REVIEW: Resistance by Jenna Black

Resistance (Replica, #2)
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 preceding his murder, leaving him searching for answers about who would kill him, and why. Now, after weeks spent attempting to solve his own murder with the help of his best friend and betrothed, Nadia Lake, Nate has found the answers he was seeking...and he doesn’t like what he’s discovered.

The original Nate was killed because he knew a secret that could change everything. Thanks to Nadia’s quick thinking, the two of them hold the cards now—or think they do.

Unfortunately, neither of them fully understands just how deep the conspiracy runs.


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 determined to erase their threat and make their lives miserable. When he cancels Nadia and Nates arranged engagement, Nadia's family sends her to a retreat (basically a fancy prison for the rich) out of embarrassment. While Nate is threatened to be engaged to another girl. Thing get even worse when those close to them get their lives threatened and they realize that the conspiracies that thought they stopped my not be over. And thing might even be worse than they thought.

This book definitely doesn't have middle-book syndrome. Sure, there are slow points when Nadia is in the retreat. And I do feel like this book was leading up to the last book, but in a much more action-packed way. I'm sorry for being vague, but a lot happens in this book. So many secrets are uncovered! this book was certainly not a snooze fest! Really, Nate and Nadia just cannot get a break!

Character wise, I loved Nate and Nadia's friendship! I also very much liked how their little rebellion group growed in this book. There is a large cast of characters in this book, some good, some bad and all of them are very well-developed in the book (I was especially surprised by Nate's new fiance).

This series is very action-oriented. There is romance, but it doesn't take over the plot. Thank goodness. I do like the addition of the romances. I especially liked how Nadia got to have a romance this time (I like Nate's romance, but that was in the first book as well).

I know I seem to be saying only good things about this book, so my rating is confusing, but I really did like this book. I didn't really have any issues with it. I just have read many similar books to this one, as it follows a very common dystopian theme.

This is a very action-packed and surprising sequel to Replica! I did enjoy reading this book and I hope to pick up the last book soon!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it.

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