Breathe

Firstly, I want to start off by thanking Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this book.

“Oxygen is essential for most living things. For 2.5 billion years, it was the most abundant chemical element on Earth. Until the switch.”

Sarah CrossanBreathe


13541378When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate. Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die. Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod. With only two days of oxygen in her tank, she too faces the terrifying prospect of death by suffocation. Her only hope is to find the mythical Grove, a small enclave of trees protected by a hardcore band of rebels. Does it even exist, and if so, what or who are they protecting the trees from? A dystopian thriller about courage and freedom, with a love story at its heart. (Goodreads Summary)


I really liked Breathe. Although it did take me a while to read, I think it was a good thing, because it helped me really take in the book, and not rush through it like I sometimes do. Dystopian books like Breathe are usually kind of similar, but Breathe had lots of twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting, keeping me on edge and eager to read more.

I have been watching the TV show The 100, based off the books by Kass Morgan (which I will start reading soon) and I think they are quite similar. So if you liked The 100, Breathe is definitely for you!

I am also really looking forward to reading Resist, as Breathe finished on a bit of a cliff hanger, and I am excited to find out what is going to happen!

I rated it 4 out of 5 stars!


Disclosure: I was sent this book from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.

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