Published by Athena Alley Press on March 7, 2015
Series: Worlds Apart #2
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Reading Challenges: May Clean Sweep ARC 2015
*SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE*
What would you do if your heart was torn between saving yourself or your first love? For Nessa that question is a reality. If she is not surrendered to Central in a week, then Garrett will be executed and war will ensue.
Countless lives rest on the shoulders of eighteen year old Nessa. Is she strong enough to surrender herself to the government that’s holding Garrett hostage? Can she sacrifice the life she’s built to save him? Life comes down to a series of decisions, the question is; could this be her last.
Resignation is the second installment in the young adult dystopian series, called Worlds Apart. It has been compared to Divergent and The Hunger Games, and I think that while there may be some parallels, there was enough difference in the plot that the author made this book her own. The first book took a while a to build up on the world building, but by the end of the story I had a good picture of this unique world. As you will recall, the world is set up with an outer sector, which is the poorest, an inner sector, and central, which is like the capitol. So I was in a pretty good place to start reading the second book. The last book left off at a very action packed place, so I expected to be dropped right into the action in Resignation, but the author kind of eased us into it.
This is a series that you must read in order, and I would suggest reading books 1 and book 2 pretty close together. I spent a little bit of time in a couple of places of Resignation, trying to remember why something was relevant or where someone/something fit in from the first book. Nessa is still a bit closed off and harder to read. She guards her heart and her feelings fiercely. Ty seemed a bit different than he did in book one. I still liked him but there is a love triangle as predicted from the first book, and I expected to be more upset about it. I thought Ty would be the clear cut winner for me, and now I am not so sure. And not really because of Garret, but more because of Ty himself. I wanted to decide on my feels centering Garret, but it was hard because he wasn’t in this book as much as I would have liked. The book is split between Nessa, Ty and Garret’s point of views, and Amanda Thome did a very nice job at not making the 3 POVs confusing.
I liked Resignation, but probably a little bit less than I liked the first book. It just felt like it was missing something. It didn’t feel quite as intense and gripping as the first story did. It is still interesting and I still want to read on to find out what the heck is going to happen after that crazy cliffhanger. The worlds apart series has the feel of a classic dystopian. I also love the new covers for the books. If you love dystopians, I think the worlds apart series is one that you should check out. It has action, adventure, a bleak and extremely fascinating world and a love triangle that has me uncertain on which side to pick. Check it out.
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- May Clean Sweep ARC 2015