Author: Sarah Crossan
Series: Breathe #1
Publisher: Green Willow
Source: Brought from Kobo
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?
This was an amazing story, I loved it from the beginning and could not put it down! Bea lives in a world without oxygen, years before there was a corporation that when everything went pear-shaped, they created these domes that is full of synthetic oxygen, the oxygen is taxed just like electricity the more you use the more it costs, this is not a problem for “premiums” such a Bea’s best friend Quinn as a premium he is rich and lives in a nice home, and has all the oxygen he wants, the premiums can exercise and do what they like, while everyone else such as bea’s family has to tie down toddlers to their bed so they don’t run around and use up oxygen, They are not allowed to use excess outside either so no exercise or running allowed.
Alina is part of the resistance, she and others believe that if they can steal seeds and take them outside the dome they can cultivate new trees and maybe one day they could live outside without tanks again.
The plot moves really fast, so fast that you can’t put it down, Bea is in love with Quinn, and her parents are pushing her to marry him so she can live as a Premium too, but Quinn has his eyes on Alina, it is not often in a book a love triangle is focused on two women and a man instead of the other way around. Although I was more emotional about it and felt horrible for Bea especially when Quinn helps Alina escape the dome while Bea prepares to tell Quinn how she feel about him on a camping trip outside the Dome.
while outside they come across some horrible secrets that Breathe have been keeping from them. Fast paced, full of Romance, Action and Adventure Breathe is a must read and I am looking forward to reading Resist.