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Breathe by Sarah Crossan

November 8th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Source: won in a giveaway

Publication date: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Greenwillow

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: Inhale. Exhale.
Breathe.
Breathe.
Breathe . . .
The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

Alina
has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

Quinn
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

Bea
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

This review is going to be pretty short and sweet because honestly this book didn’t arouse any strong feelings in me.  It wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t anything new that blew me away.  The characters were pretty blah.  Alina was tough and yet naive with nothing that stood out.  Bea had nothing that really made her stand out and Quinn was such a clueless…well, boy.

The story itself was mildly interesting though everything was pretty predictable.  Of course there was a conspiracy going on and there was the love triangle angle as they all search for the truth.  It followed the formula for dystopian stories to a tee but did not add any aspect that made it stand out among the flood of dystopian reads out there these days.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Kailana

    I really like the cover of this book!

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