Review- Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Inhale. Exhale. 
Breathe . . .

The world is dead. 
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

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.

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.

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?

First, can I just say how much I loved the cover on this book? I couldn’t- and still can’t- stop staring at it! The picture above really doesn’t do it enough justice! Breathe was really making it’s way around the blogosphere before it’s release. I was one of those really excited people who couldn’t wait for it’s release. I was just so ecstatic!
This was another one of those books that made me squeal when I picked it up. Once again, let’s hope that nobody saw me!
Breathe is a really great example of Dystopian fiction. It’s well-explained and I loved the plot. I haven’t read any Dystopian fiction quite like this one, which is good because there are so many Dystopian novels on the market now, especially after The Hunger Games. This really stands out as one of my favourites.
I really liked the rotating point of views in this book. Some people find it confusing, and I agree, in some books it is. But this was easy to read and go along with. Out of the main characters, I think my favourite was Alina. She was completely different to Bea and Quinn and I felt sorry for her. She belonged to the Resistance and believed strongly in what she was fighting for.
I didn’t like Bea as much and found her a little annoying at times, although most of the time this didn’t bother me. She was sweet, but I much preferred Alina. 
I felt like I had to love Quinn, but sadly I didn’t. He was okay, but he irritated me a little. It was so clear that Bea loved him and I was actually rooting for Quinn and Alina. They just went better, in my opinion. He wasn’t an amazing male lead but he was bearable and added something to the plotline.

I loved the way in which Breathe was written. It was a very comfortable style and kept me hooked and wanting to read on throughout. It was a book that made me think a lot about the world around me and what would happen to the planet if something like this were to actually happen.

Overall, I really enjoyed Breathe and will definitely be reading the next novel in the series! It was a great book for deep-thinkers and anyone that loved the Dystopian aspect of Divergent or the romanctic aspect of Shiver will completely fall in love with this book!

RATING: 4.5/5

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    13 November, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I have seen this book and so tempted to pick it up, but I think I have way too man books to get through! But this I’m starting to really enjoy dystopians, but I was never one for Hunger Games! Loved the movie though! 😛

    Breathe, the cover looks gorgeous and I absolutely love the sound of the characters. I’ve also started to get used to the different POVs now, so I will definitely need to read this book. Great Review!

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    13 November, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve reading this at the moment. Like Emma above, I was a little hesitant when I picked it up thinking it would be really cheesy and just not good dystopian.
    But I’m really enjoying it! I love Bea and Alina but I agree Quinn could have been writing a little more…better? I don’t know how to put it.
    Glad you enjoyed this!

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