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 narrating this story than the first. I think that I was either used to the type of voice she was using, or she used less of an innocent teenage voice. Regardless, Rogers does a great job narrating the story and I cannot wait to hear her narrate the third book!
Resist picks up right where Counteract leaves off, throwing the reader right back into the story of Careen and the others in the Resistance. Lawson throws a little more romance into this book (it is a YA book which typically feature a love interest or even a love triangle). This seems to have those typical elements, but they didn’t feel forced. Young adults are very keen on finding true love right away and this seems to play on that feeling.
The actual story is really well thought out and explained. Granted, I think you need to read or listen to Counteract so that you fully understand what is going on in Resist, but inside of Resist, I think that Lawson has drawn out a really interesting Dystopian society. There were many times where I was drawing parallels to other Dystopian stories both old and new like 1984 and The Hunger Games.
Overall, Lawson does a great job grabbing your attention from the beginning and not letting it go. She writes a wonderfully thought out and explained dystopian full of characters that you want to get to know better. The story feels extremely believable which makes it even more enjoyable.
Resist by Tracy Lawson
Narrator: Sarah Rogers
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Series: Resistance #2
Published by Tracy Lawson on April 7, 2016
Knowledge comes with a price. Tommy and Careen no longer believe the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense's miracle antidote can protect them from a terrorist's chemical weapons. After accidentally discovering the antidote's real purpose, they join the fight to undermine the OCSD's bid for total control of the population.
Being part of the Resistance brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Not everyone working for change proves trustworthy, and plans to spark a revolution go awry with consequences far beyond anything they bargained for. Tommy and Careen's differing viewpoints threaten to drive a wedge between them, and their budding relationship is tested as their destinies move toward an inevitable confrontation with the forces that terrorize the nation. Where does love fit in when you're trying to start a revolution?
©2015 Tracy Lawson (P)2016 Tracy Lawson
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Tracy Lawson knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she could read. In the first grade, she authored sixty-seven contact-paper bound books through her school’s Young Authors program. Though that pace proved impossible to maintain, she always intended to be a real author one day.
While working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Communication at Ohio University, she studied creative writing with the late Daniel Keyes, author of Flowers for Algernon. After short stints as a media buyer and an investigative analyst, she settled into a 20-year career in the performing arts, teaching tap dancing in Columbus, Ohio, and choreographing musicals. Though her creative energies were focused on dance, she never lost her desire to write, and has a non-fiction book to her credit: Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More, (McDonald & Woodward, 2012).
Tracy’s love for writing Young Adult fiction is sparked by all the wonderful teens in her life, including her daughter Keri, a college student. Counteract is Tracy’s first novel.