Book 2 in the Variant Series Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seenbut even that wont get her out of finishing her junior year of high school The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated Declans new job Watch over Alex while shes at school and do everything in his power to keep her from losing control But as sparks of every kind begin flying between Alex and her new bodyguard, she s left feeling unstable than ever When avoiding her abilities results in a surprise visit from her parents killer, Alexs worlds collide with a bang that nearly levels Bay View High With her freedom now squarely in the Agencys crosshairs, Alex will be faced with the fight of her life and a decision that could forever alter the course of her destiny....
|Title||:||Resistance (The Variant Series Book 2) (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||377 Pages|
|File Size||:||762 KB|
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Resistance (The Variant Series Book 2) (English Edition) Reviews
Awesome sequel to "Revival", well written and exciting til the end (not meant in a metaphorical way but actually true)
This was a really fun read and so well written that it puts its much better known counterparts - Divergent, anyone? - to shame. Jena Leigh is not just another YA writer who uses her middling talent to give us a "tough" heroine and lots of makeout scenes that serve no purpose. (I've slogged my way through more than enough of those in other series, thanks.) Leigh is the real deal - a bona fide storyteller with a terrific command of plotting and pacing who produces believable characters and gives them dialogue that's funny, sharp, and realistic. I was sorry to finish this book as soon as I did, and not just because of all the ways the story kept surprising me. Unlike when I raced through Divergent just to find out what happened next (and then regretted it because wow, bad writing), I wanted to savor Resistance because I enjoyed the characters, plot, and descriptions so much. Leigh struck an especially skillful balance between addressing some major unresolved questions from the first book and spinning things out in a whole new direction by the end of this one. Unlike some readers I prefer to be kept guessing, to be surprised, to have plot and character revelations unwound over time in a way that makes sense within the story. Leigh nails it all here, and I think that's due largely to the fact that she sticks with Alex's POV so much of the time (although she also handles perspective switches very well). She also took the romance in a direction I didn't expect, including a kissing scene that's as sweet and meaningful as it is passionate. That's a classy touch I don't usually see in YA novels.I was happy to read on Jena's blog that she's contemplating four or possibly five books for this series. The more the better, I say. Jena's just that good. This is the kind of stuff Hollywood should be optioning the rights to, not crap like Divergent or Angelfall (shudder).The reasons I gave it four stars instead of five (absolutely none of which will keep me from buying the next book the moment it's available):- I wanted more scenes where Alex took control and started creating her fate instead of being passive. That does start to happen in this book, but I feel it took a little longer than it needed to. One terrific Phoenix-like scene seemed to end too quickly, which was a shame because I was really excited when I started reading it and imagining the possibilities. I'm hoping for lots more of those scenes in the sequels.- Although Leigh is generally very good at managing her cast of thousands, I sometimes wished I knew each of them a little better individually. For example, she drops an interesting hint about one of the characters that's a nice personal touch but seemed a little out of the blue because I don't know the character as well as I'd like. And I hope to see some layers in the Director and Grayson, who at the moment aren't as well developed as they could be.- The consistent affect/effect confusion and misplaced apostrophes drove me a little nuts. Not every word ending with an "s" is a plural requiring an apostrophe. "Affect" is a verb; "effect" is a noun. Everyone has grammatical weak points, but that makes it all the more important to get editors who can spot them.
I wondered whether the second book would keep us interested and wanting more. The answer is simple. Yes indeed and what a great ending. My only criticism is the next book isn't out yet because we definitely want to know what is going to happen next.There was a growth in the characters as more information unfolded for us. We follow Lex through denial and confusion but watch as she begins to understand that running away is not the answer. The novel is surprisingly strong in some events like the death of one of the students. Too often we are told events and then nothing follows through with it like a meaningless event and this is wrong in a young adults book. Alexa feels the pain, the guilt and the magnitude of what is required of her and the price people have paid for this. She considers what she has got herself into. She is not stupid or insensitive, she is young and afraid but willing to see the truth when she has to. It makes sense that she has to process things and it keeps us connected to her.There are some very interesting ideas flowing throughout the book especially in regards to the talk of powers. It all works because it is a very well-written book and the information is delivered carefully and smoothly so suspending disbelief is not that hard..I wish the next one was available now!
I read this just about straight-through. It was engaging, and kept you turning each page. We have all our familiar characters (though some of them have less screen-time than others) and get introduced to a new one. We see some of what happens between Declan and Lex.I took off one point for two reasons. First, the book has no ending. I think that books as part of a series have to have some sort of conclusiveness about them, even if the next book is being setup. This one just ends, so that you turn the page, and you're like- where's the rest of the story? It seems like the 2nd arc of the book didn't get finished.That's upsetting, because I think it could have been fit into the 2nd book. Though every page was exciting, in looking back on the whole book at the end, I see that not much happened. I could probably completely sum up the entire book up in about 4 sentences. I hope that the next book has the fat trimmed and more packed in.Second, none of the questions posed by the first book were answered. You are given a tidbit at the very end (like the last page). In addition, more questions are brought up. I've feel like I've been reading for a while now, and should at least get something answered. Oh, well.Otherwise, very good. Looking forward to the next one.
This book is the second in the Variants series.It is written for teens, but is excellently crafted for readers of ALL ages including adults. The characters are well written. The situations that the family, the individual characters, the world in the series- they ring true to the situations and whether good or bad they are appropriate.This series is extremely interesting and while we have many "mutant human/variant" type stories and series- this one stands out among the others. You feel for the characters and become involved. You want to know what happens as it unravels. The twists are not foreseen entirely, and it is simply a great read for anyone who likes paranormal stories, especially those set here on earth, in a realistic and well thought out manner such as this.