Review: Resist by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 24 comments

Review: Resist by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: Resist by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Resist by Tracey Martin
Series: Redzone #2
Publisher: Samhain Publishing on November 17, 2015
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, New Adult
Pages: 255
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars
Heat: half-flame

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!

The Good

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.

The Bad

I expected a little more complexity in some areas. Except for that one surprise/mystery aspect, the plot was pretty straightforward.

The Snuggly

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

About Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets. You can find her online at


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24 Responses to “Review: Resist by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Giselle

    This sounds like an exciting read, and I also find I need some romance breaks once in a while. I find it’s the center of so many books now. I just want a good PLOT once in a while 😉 Great review!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, romance was always my fall back but I just can’t right now. I need something else, with the occasional romance thrown in.

  2. Nathan

    A book full of action, sci-fi issues and a strong kick ass female assassin, I might like this book. It is good the change things up every now and then.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I think it sounds fun and different. I can definitely see how it helps get out of a certain genre funk. I’m interested in this one. Great review!

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