Friday, July 8, 2016


Welcome to my stop for RESIST.  Thanks to Shadow Mountain for the opportunity to review this wonderful book.


Having been rescued, Remade, and returned to Freedom, Theron must now face a life without Nine. Though he’s chosen to be a healer, he uses all the vices Freedom affords to try and dull the pain of losing Nine. But he can’t find the peace he so desperately needs. Until he meets Catcher, a man who shows him the dark truths behind Freedom’s Batcher program. From him, Theron learns what it means to be a leader and a father. When he falls in love with a captured rebel named Pua, Theron must choose: Freedom and its easy pleasures, or a life that is truly free but full of hardships and decisions.


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.  

Source:  I was given this book as part of a tour.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Ilima Todd

YA sci-fi author of REMAKE and RESIST (Simon Pulse/Shadow Mountain). Wife. Mama. I majored in Physics: to save time, let's just assume that I'm always right.