Book Review: Resistance by Jaye L. Knight

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I had seen a lot of posts about Resistance on many of the blogs I read. After about a year of seeing post after post about how awesome Resistance was, I decided to give it a try for myself.

I am so glad I did.

This book has been put on my list of favorites. That is a high honor for any fantasy book in my mind (I don’t typically care for fantasy).

At first, I read this book on my iPhone with the kindle app (and went cross-eyed). Then I ordered the paperback. When it finally arrived, I may or may not have been clutching the book to my chest and jumping up and down, squealing like a piglet for several minutes. The sheer beauty and massiveness of a 500 page book struck me silly. I am very happy that no one pulled out the video camera for that moment.

Okay…enough gabbing…here’s the review!

Plot/Storyline: 4/5

It was slow to start, and I feel that some parts in the beginning could have been condensed. Once the story started rolling though, it didn’t stop. (And I mean buckle-up-tight-didn’t-stop.)

 

Characters: 5/5

The characters were AMAZING. Jaye was able to develop them all in so many ways…I felt like I knew each one of them.

A few minor things that bugged me; there were a lot of male characters with one-syllable names that began with T.  It got confusing at times. Also, most of the characters had blue eyes. More variance in that department would have been nice.

 

Writing: 5/5

Outstanding! I love the deep point of view. If you don’t know what I mean, read the story and you’ll be able to tell a difference.

 

Dialogue: 4/5

Could have been better, but was far from deplorable.

 

Want-to-read-ability: 5/5

After the first hundred pages, I could not set this book down. Seriously. My family had to whack me on the head if they wanted to get my attention.

 

This book is not one that can be taken lightly…it packs a punch.  (A good punch!) Don’t try to read this book and the next in the series consecutively. I, for one, would be crying for days if I did that. :)

4 comments

  1. Abi Ellison says:

    I keep hearing this author recommended! Great to learn more about her writing! I love everything about how you do a book review! I’ll be doing my first one tomorrow, hopefully :)

    • Ivy says:

      You must read this book. MUST. And the 2 that come after it and the prequel. They are amazing.

      Thank you! You’re so sweet! :) Oooh, I’m going over to your blog right now to see your review!

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