by Ilima Todd
Having been rescued, Remade, and returned to Freedom, Theron faces a life without None. Though he's chosen to be a healer, he can't seem to heal himself of his heartbreak. Not even the endless pleasures and vices Freedom offers can dull the pain of losing the only girl he's ever loved. The peace he so desperately needs seems impossible to find.
Then he meets Catcher, who becomes a friend and a mentor and who teaches Theron about the dark truths behind Freedom's Batcher program—and about a growing rebellion known as "the Rise."
Theron's quest for peace and healing is further complicated when he falls in love with a captured rebel named Pua. He must choose: Freedom and its easy pleasures, or a life that is truly free but full of hardships and sacrifice.
|Published||Shadow Mountain (July 5, 2016)|
By Cathy J, Submitted on 2016-08-26
I was excited to get to read this new book by Ilima Todd, I really enjoyed Remake. I loved the way that this book is from the point of view of Theron. It's fun to read what happened from his perspective. And I was kind of sad about how things ended for him at the end of Remake.
I have to admit that I still felt bad for him at the beginning of this book. He was very obviously still hurting about losing Nine and Eridian will not allow him to forget her and move on. Eridian seems to think that Theron knows where Nine went and she keeps him on his toes in different ways trying to figure out what he may or may not know.
Theron is a healer, and he's approached by a man named Catcher to help him with a project, little does Theron know that this project will change everything for him, his life, the way he sees their government, his loyalties and even his love. Catcher asks him to talk with a young woman named Pua to try to figure out what might be wrong with her. He eventually does figure it out, but along the way he falls in love with her. I was really amazed by the way that Pua's whole story fit into Theron's.
I loved the plot of this book. I loved the action, the adventure, the cunning that the characters show, only to find out that they weren't as sneaky as they thought they had been.
I loved seeing the way life has turned out at this point for Nine and learning just what the reason is for Eridian being so fixated on finding her.
I really enjoyed this book and I'm hoping to be able to read a third one really soon! I need to know just what happened to all of these amazing characters!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
By quibecca, Submitted on 2016-07-07
I am going a little to the left field for a minute. I might be introducing you to my inner "nerd" but I am totally okay with that. Now, let me ask a question...Am I the only person that writes an ending or a sequel to a book that you really liked in your head? Well, now that I have asked the question you know that I do this. When a book has a cliff hanger, I can dream about it forever until I come up with an "ending" that will satisfy me until the book comes out. OR, when I know there is a sequel coming out and it won't be for a while, I "write" in my head how I want the book to go...hehehe
Now, I was super excited to get invited to this tour because I really enjoyed the first book in this series. REMAKE. If you haven't read it, pick both books up. They are great.
I had a scenario in my head already when I started this book (go to above statement ;)), and as I started reading this wonderful book, the story starts to unfold in a way I was totally not expecting. Well, some yes, others no.
The book came to life right away. I watched as the words brought the whole world back to the front of my mind. After Nine, and Theron get "remade" something happens, and Nine doesn't come back from her Remake.
Theron is introduced to a new trade. We get to meet new characters, that are just as wonderful as the previous characters. Ilima, is a beautiful writer. I loved how she brought these new characters in and the roles they play.
Theron is devastated that Nine is gone and cannot seem to find a way to get her out of his mind. When introduced to his new trade, things begin to change for him, in a way Theron was not expecting. Regardless of whether or not he will ever see Nine again, he decides to go into this new trade and do the best he can. He meets Catcher. There is way more to Catcher than meets the eye,
While this story unfolds into the wonderful story it is, I was again taken into a scenario I indeed did not expect. It was fantastic. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. In the mean time I am going to have to "write" my own version so I don't dream about it every night.
Ilima's world, story, writing, and character building is fantastic. I do not think you will be disappointed if you pick this series up.
By Amy , Submitted on 2016-07-03
Family. Freedom. 'Resist' is the second book of what I assume will be a trilogy by author, Ilima Todd. I read the first book 'Remake', 2 years ago now, and it did take me a little while to recall events that led to the beginning of this one. It is a series and you cannot read this one without the other first or you will not understand the plot. Written, with the importance of the family unit in society in mind, this book follows the journey of Theron, who feels abandoned by Nine, who escapes Freedom One, in the first book. Theron comes to know a man called Catcher, and begins his journey of discovery and truth about the world he thought he knew, but is very different from what he believed. It all seems to be crumbling down, but then needs to escape with Catcher to the Rise, a group of rebels, hiding and living nearby.
Generally, I think this book is for the Teen market, it is a dystopian novel, that is popular with this age group. There are similarities between this story and others out there - and comparisons will likely be made. I do like the message that threads it's way through the story, and clarifying the importance of family, of having a mother & father, is great considering the society we live in today. I wasn't quite sure how this story could be extended, but it seems the author has a much larger 'global' issue to tackle in the next book. The major plus is this is a clean book, written by a Christian author & you can purchase it for your teens with a clear conscience.
I received this ARC from Shadow Mountain Publishing & Netgalley in return for my honest review.
By Lauren M., Submitted on 2016-06-22
Ilma Todd does not disappoint in this enthralling sequel. Where the previous book, “Remake” sometimes struggled with odd pacing and mechanical characterization, “Resist,” is faster-moving and much more polished. Theron’s voice provides refreshing, and surprisingly heartfelt narrative. The result is a tightly-plotted, fast-paced thriller heaped with drama and horror. “Resist” offers intriguing insights into Freedom: its power structure, secrets of the Makers, and the growing rebellion.
The story is rich with political and moral commentary, and exploring themes of obedience, love, and change. It’s obvious that Todd had a point to make when she wrote about a society that destroys the family unit. The world of the book is an extension of certain trends in today’s society having to do with pleasure-seeking, the relevance of families, and population control. This installment never hits the reader over the head with the message, and in fact, allows both sides (Prime Maker and rebellion) to justify their causes. This second grittier, more confident installment of the trilogy will not disappoint.