Review: Revolt

Revolt by Tracy Lawson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Actual Rating: 3.75

*Thank you to the author for providing a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review!*

I had actually read the previous books in this series an entire year ago, but with Revolt, I gradually fell back into the story and the world that Tracy Lawson created. In the dramatic finale to the Resistance series, Careen is still dealing with the aftermath of what she had to deal with while held hostage at the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense. The OCSD is about to launch the Cerberean Link, and if it succeeds, they can track every minor at every moment, giving them ultimate power. But the Resistance is countering with an attack of their own, and the war will not end that easily.

I thought the plot for this was less exciting than the previous books actually, because I felt that this book was more predictable, but it still definitely had its ups and downs. I was still engaged in the story and couldn’t wait to figure out how the book would end.

Still, I think I loved the characters more than I loved the story. Careen, especially, was one that I couldn’t help but feel for, considering all that she had to go through, and although her pain broke my heart, her character development was realistic and I loved seeing a female character that was at her strongest when she was fighting her own battle scars, not when she was physically out on the battlefield.

I feel like I may have taken a little while to get into the book because of how long ago I read the other books, but I did get there eventually. Nevertheless, because of the abundance of characters, I had to refresh my memory a bit – but this was on me, and for someone reading the books back-to-back, this definitely shouldn’t be an issue. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was that there was a good balance between the crazy, dystopian adventures, and the little, softer scenes that allowed readers to take a breather.

As the finale to the series, one of the biggest things I was looking forward to was how the story would be ended. The author definitely did a great job establishing closure, and at the same time I liked how it was realistic and believable. The writing style was consistently great – as it has been for the past three books, and overall I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who likes reading dystopian young adult novels, like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It’s sad to see the end of another journey, but I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.

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