Series: Redzone #2
Publisher: Samhain Publishing on November 17, 2015
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, New Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Truth is a powerful weapon…but explosives never hurt.
Sophia can run but she can’t hide. RedZone is on her tail and those of the six tech-augmented soldiers who escaped its clutches with her. If she could only focus on fighting her way to safety, she might live long enough to disappear. But it’s not just her own backside she needs to watch out for.
At her side is her boyfriend, Kyle. He’s the reason she found the courage to escape, and she’ll do anything to keep him and his secrets out of RedZone’s hands. Only problem is, since she was once sent to capture him, he has good reason not to trust her.
In fact, there’s not much trust to go around. RedZone keeps finding them, suggesting someone is a traitor. And if that’s not enough to recapture the group, the organization has a backup plan. One that will force Sophia and Kyle to choose between safety and risking everything one more time.
Warning: Contains killer robots, mutant college students, and dangerous super soldiers. And those are the good guys. It’s enough to make a rogue assassin wish she were taking her philosophy final instead.
At A Glance
So much action and suspense!
Let me just warn you that this is the second book of a duology, so there will be spoilers of book one in my review.
Boy, this book starts with action from page one and just doesn’t stop. Sophia and the other super soldiers are just hours into their escape and hiding from the secret government agency RedZone, a horrible place of lies, experiments, and death. Despite their best efforts, the bad guys always find them and the group is getting desperate. Should they keep running or should they fight back?
I loved the set up of Sophia’s altering POVs in different points of time. It built the mystery and suspense up to perfection. We got one piece of the truth at a time, just like Sophia did, until the pieces of the puzzle all fit together just at the end. I like how Kyle and Cole fit into the picture but we weren’t sure in what aspect. I really had my doubts, so Martin did her job.
Sophia and the other characters all grew a lot. I am hopeful for their futures now. The ending was satisfying in every way. I love when an author makes sure to answer all the questions we might have.
I expected a little more complexity in some areas. Except for that one surprise/mystery aspect, the plot was pretty straightforward.
I am trying to steer clear of romance for a couple of weeks just to kick myself out of this reading slump, so Resist was perfect. Yes, there is slight romance, like almost every book has, but it was subdued. A little angsty but I think Sophia and Kyle are cute together. There is sex but it’s completely skipped over.
This was a very good set of books and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a YA/NA suspense story with a little sci-fi mixed in.
At RTC, I read Audrey’s copy of Frankenstein one afternoon, and staring in horrified pity at the E, I understand that story in new ways. It is Frankenstein’s monster, not comprised of dead men’s body parts but of mad technologies. A fully empathic creature that was failed by its creators and is seeking revenge. A step in my own evolution.
I don’t want to help hunt it down. I want to set it free. But that’s not the right reaction. It can’t be free for the same reason Frankenstein’s monster couldn’t be free. The outside world is no place for it.
This is a tour wide giveaway