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Review: ‘Resonance’ by Erica O’Rourke

I received this book for free from agency review pitch in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Resonance’ by Erica O’RourkeDissonance by Erica O'Rourke
Series: Dissonance #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on July 21st, 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover
Source: agency review pitch
two-stars
As a Walker between worlds, Del is responsible for the love of her life—and the fate of millions—in this thrilling sequel to Dissonance.

Del risked everything to save Simon, and now he’s gone, off in another world with no way for Del to find him.

She’s back at the Consort—training to be a Walker like everyone in her family. But the Free Walkers have other plans for her. This rebel group is trying to convince Del that the Consort is evil, and that her parents are unwittingly helping the Consort kill millions of people. The Free Walkers make Del the ultimate promise: if Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon.

In agreeing, Del might be endangering her family. But if she doesn’t, innocent people will die, and Simon will be lost to her forever. The fate of the multiverse depends on her choice...

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review

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What happens when you’re attached to the first book and you feel like the sequel won’t be up to par? Complete comparison of the first novel.. This is exactly what happened to me. But in this case, I actually preferred this one more because I actually knew what some of the terms meant. This world is extensive. The multi-verse has various different worlds all with Echoes who might or might not be part of the problem. I still find Erica’s writing to be very easy and even though the book looks huge, you’ll fly through the pages. It’s that type of writing that flows from one page to the next. I did find the ending too long too, because every chapter I finished? I kept thinking it was the end.
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I found that Del was still pretty much all over Simon. Is that a good thing or bad thing? I think that will up to the reader. In my opinion, I just think it was too much to give up everything for one boy. Including your own family. Yup I did not like her lovelorn character. She barely caught the attention of Simon in the first book, and now she’s going to save the world just for a boy? I still find Del to pretty reckless and it bothered me a lot. What I still loved about this series though is the extensive world that is both clever and creative. I wasn’t a big fan of the overall plot because by the end I was wishing for his action-packed climatic ending only to be disappointed.
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If you’re looking for an odigital science fiction series with multi-worlds with a lovesick teenager as the protagonist, then pick this one up. I wasn’t fully satisfied with that ending, but that’s on my expectations and not the author’s fault by any means.
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quotes

Once you glimpsed someone’s true nature, it’s hard to see the veneer as anything but false, no matter how bright the shine. (68)
It’s not only the demons who have the power to break you. It’s the small, unexpected kindness, the flame that throws the darkness into relief. (153)
Sometimes it’s the act of choosing that saves you, not the choice itself. (242)
You see me like nobody else does. (341)

reading progress

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rating

2/5

two-stars

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