Book Review: Resistance (Replica Trilogy Book #2) by Jenna Black

Title: Resistance (Replica Trilogy Book #2)
By: Jenna Black
Publisher: Tor Teens
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
ISBN: 9780765333728
Pages: 368
Nate Hayes is a Replica.
The real Nate was viciously murdered, but thanks to Paxco’s groundbreaking human replication technology, a duplicate was created that holds all of the personality and the memories of the original. Or...almost all. Nate’s backup didn't extend to the days preceding his murder, leaving him searching for answers about who would kill him, and why. Now, after weeks spent attempting to solve his own murder with the help of his best friend and betrothed, Nadia Lake, Nate has found the answers he was seeking...and he doesn’t like what he’s discovered.
The original Nate was killed because he knew a secret that could change everything. Thanks to Nadia’s quick thinking, the two of them hold the cards now—or think they do.
Unfortunately, neither of them fully understands just how deep the conspiracy runs.

This is book 2 in the Replica trilogy by Jenna Black. I unfortunately didn't know that before reading it or I may not have read it as I do not care for starting a trilogy on the second book. I thought the story was good. I especially liked the fact that this is a young adult novel with a gay main character and with the writing style this is approached in a nonchalant way. The fact that the main character is gay means nothing to the story, of course, there are complications that can arise from this fact but this is not a focal point of the story. It is merely a fact and I personally feel that is a fantastic step in the right direction where equal rights and society views begin. The story is futuristic with an old school feudal system which is interesting to say the least.

I have not read the first novel, however, there was quite a lot of reflection on the first novel which did allow me to get a good idea of what happened previously. I would like to read the first and last novel. This did leave at a cliffhanger ending and I would like to find out what happens.  The characters are well developed. The story, despite sounding quite complicated, was actually very simple to understand considering I didn't read the first book and have an excellent understanding of the story. I really cannot advise reading "Resistance" until you have read "Replica," which is the first book in the series but if you decided to read "Replica" and "Resistance" I can tell you Resistance is very good. 
 Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Resistance at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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