Welcome to my tour stop of Resist by Tracey Martin hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.
Author: Tracey Martin
Series: RedZone duology, book 2
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 198 pages, Ebook
Published: November 17th 2015 by Samhain Publishing
Source: I received an eARC of this book from Xpresso Book Tours for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
I enjoyed reading the RedZone duology. It’s was full of action and adventure, it was definitely a great ride. You can read my review of Revive (book 1) here.
Resist picks up where book 1 was left off. Sophia and the whole gang are on the run from RedZone but they keep finding them somehow despite their best efforts to stay hidden. It’s not long before Sophia finds herself in the starting point once again when she is kidnapped and brought back to RedZone and they try to wipe her memories again. She is kept as a prisoner in the place where she once called home. But stakes are even higher this time, if her memories don’t come back soon, then they may not be able to stay alive to see the next sunset.
What I liked the most about this book was that it was filled with suspense and action from the very first page. We are kept in suspense about what is going on which kept me fairly interested. The beginning of this book was a bit confusing but when I realized what was happening I was startled. Sophia was back to square one which was a bit dissapointing, it was a lot like reading the first book once again. I wanted to see something new, more risky tasks but thay didn’t’t happen but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this book. Although I felt the ending was a bit rushed, I would have loved if there was a much more detailed scene but nonetheless it was satisfying.
The characters were pretty good and enjoyable. I liked Sophia and this time, although when her memory was gone she was confident and trusted her instinct and that probably the things that saved her. We don’t get to see more of Kyle, but he is present in the flashbacks of Sophia when she starts getting her memory back in glimpses. I’m so glad there was no insta-love or that sort of thing between Sophia and Kyle because seriously, they don’t get to spend much time together in all the chaos. Although I was not a big fan of Cole in the first book, I warmed upto his character towards the end.
Overall, Resist was a good ending to the RedZone duology. It was action packed and laced with suspense. The characters enlived the story and they were pretty enjoyable. The writing style was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.
Yes if you enjoyed the first book.
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 here.
Purchase Links for book 1:
Giveaway! -ends Dec 10th
- $15 Amazon gift card, signed copy of Revive or Resist (US only)
- $15 Amazon gift card, e-copy of Revive or Resist (INTL)