This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Resilient: Resisting Urban Dystopia is a young adult war novel by author Braedan Lalor and the second book of its series. The novels are set in a world where teenagers survive purely by being the fittest, the most ruthless, and the luckiest amid a war zone where all the odds are constantly stacked against them. Alastar and Sophia, fresh from the trials of the first novel, return to a brand-new struggle as a secret sect brings peculiar dark powers to the war, and Alastar is affected. Sophia and her fellow sensitive, Demsie, know that something is wrong, but solving the problem requires all of their unique espionage and soldiering skill sets.
Braedan Lalor does a wonderful job of creating three central characters with deeply unsettling emotional problems, quite understandable when we’re given the context of their brutal upbringings. I believe young adult readers would connect and relate to Sophia in particular, whose bravery shines through in a very different way to the rest of the cast. For me, the deep focus given to character is not reflected in the world around them, which I felt was under-developed despite its vivid description. The Resilient: Resisting Urban Dystopia is a well-written and fast-paced novel with plenty of exciting twists and turns, so if you’re not seeking a deeper meaning as to why this world exists in the first place, you’re bound to enjoy being rocketed along for the ride. I’d recommend it for readers of light spy and action novels who enjoy a character-driven experience.