Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe (Breathe, #1)
Release Date: October 2 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 373
Genre: YA/Dystopian
Series: Breathe (#1)
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsis:

nhale. Exhale. 
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

My Thoughts:

I really loved Breathe. This was such a great dystopian concept. Breathe was such a fast paced read and I loved every second of it.

I really enjoy books that are written in different POV's. Breathe is written from three POV's. Bea, Alina and Quinn all come from extremely different backgrounds and it gives the story great depth to feature what it is like for the three different classes in this book. 

Bea is an Auxillery and she has struggled her entire life. Living off very little oxygen has made it extremely hard for her parents survival. Bea wants nothing more than give them a better life. 

Quinn is a Premium and he has been given the best life. Premiums are the rich and they can afford to have as much oxygen as they want. Quinn isn't like most Premiums. He doesn't think he is better than anyone but he is still naive in his thinking that the POD is the best way of life.

Alina is part of the Resistance. A group of people who know that they can restore Earth to it's once beautiful glory. They know that there is a better way of life. And they will stop at nothing to achieve their goals and stop Breathe.

I loved this book. Every single part of it. The characters are believable and dynamic. There are so many twists and turns that it keeps you on your toes. There is romance, action, suspence and so much drama. What more could you want?

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  1. I've been seeing this book around a lot and it does sound great! I'm dying to read a good Dystopian after The Hunger Games and this seems like a very good read! I wanna know more about Auxillery, Premium and Resistance! Awesome review, Kristen! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. This has been on my TBR for a while but your review made me really excited for it again! Can't wait to read it :)

  3. Hey, new follower via GFC! This book sounds spooky and really interesting. Consider it TBR'd! Thanks for the review!