Counteract

The Resistance Series Book 1

Young Adult - Action
192 Pages
Reviewed on 01/02/2016
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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

In Counteract (The Resistance Series Book 1) by Tracy Lawson, two teenagers have to face the fact that the government was lying to everyone. And it's not just the small ordinary lies we are used to from politicians. What Tommy and Careen learn is different. The government makes the public believe that there is a serious threat from terrorists who want to deploy poisonous gases into the atmosphere to kill the population. The good government, though, has already developed a solution: an antidote. You simply have to take three drops every day to be immune to the threat. Almost everyone takes their antidote, and the ones who don't turn into martyrs. Dead? Maybe. Strange things happen to Careen and Tommy after they take the antidote, and even stranger things happen when they accidentally were not able to take the three drops. What is the secret behind the antidote? What is the government up to? And can two teenagers alone make a difference?

Counteract by Tracy Lawson is a rather disturbing story, in the sense that you actually wouldn't put actions like that past the governments of the world. I found the plot very interesting, but also - as said before - disturbing. After all, the government already has quite a bit of influence on the people in a country, and not all governments use their power for good. This is a story that makes you think about the state of the world, and it makes you think about questioning decisions by the government. It encourages you to think for yourself and not be one of millions of mindless marionettes. If you like fiction with its roots in what could possibly happen, and if you like being entertained, then you should give the Resistance Series a shot.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

There’s a threat taking over the country. Terrorists have released a deadly toxin into the atmosphere and it’s possibly going to be the end of everyone in the country … or is it? Is the toxin really there? Because some people suspect that it might not be. The Caraways think that something might be happening that the government isn’t telling them about, but it’s certainly not toxins from terrorists. In fact, it might not be anything at all. For Tommy, Careen and Trina, things are normal … until they realize what’s happening around them. Then it may be up to them to save everyone before the government silences them permanently in Counteract. Something isn’t what it seems after all, but who knows what it is.

This book was very interesting. It really caught my attention from the start and I found myself fascinated with each of the characters. I wanted to find out even more and so I actually read this book quite quickly. The characters seemed realistic. They were willing to believe what they were told at first, like most people, but they slowly came to see that strange things were happening and not everything was as it seemed. I would definitely be interested to read more about these characters and much more about the situations they find themselves in. So I’ll be looking for the next book when it’s out. I recommend Counteract by Tracy Lawson to anyone who loves a good action and adventure story. It’s got a little something for everyone.