Knowledge comes with a price.
Tommy and Careen are no longer naive teenagers who 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—to control citizens’ thoughts and actions–they join the Resistance to fight back.
They soon realize that 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 grave consequences. 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 overthrow the government?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them – kat***
Actual Rating #4.5 stars
As we continue Careen and Tommy’s journey and they join the Resistance, it brings with it a whole new set of challenges.
Who do you trust, are there more hidden agendas? you will be thinking and be mulling over this book when not reading it if you are like me.
Careen came out the strongest in this book, Tommy has a lot of growing up to do, and with Wes bringing in the usual Triangle love trope, the relationship side of the story is put to the test.
Wes was a thorn in the side for me, he was not a likable character, whether that’s because he had is own agenda when it came to Careen I do not know, but even when he was interacting with his Brother and Niece I still felt he was too selfish for his own needs.
The Plot is based mainly in the Headquarters of the resistance and there was less action in this story, but what action there is – certainly rocks the foundations for the characters.
I think this was a strong sequel but the OCSD which is running the entire country is now run by the 2IC Madalyn Davies, and she is more mental than her predecessor. As things go from bad to worse for the nation, The tensions within the resistance group come to a head.
I started Book 3 straight after, and I am glad I read these 3 together as the wait would have been bad, I hate waiting to see what happens next.
One thing I would say is that there is a lot going on within the plot and sometimes you wonder how one guy in the wop wops can be running the whole resistance effectively yet the president is completely helpless to stand up to the OCSD.
Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who was obsessed with telling stories. Her interests in dance, theatre, and other forms of make-believe led to a twenty-year career in the performing arts, where “work” meant she got to do things like tap dance and choreograph musicals. A mid-life career change has yielded thus far Counteract, Resist, and Ignite in the YA dystopian Resistance Series, and a nonfiction history book entitled Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More.
Tracy, who is married with one college-aged daughter and two spoiled cats, splits her time between Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.
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