Review: Resonance

Posted October 19, 2015 / Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: ResonanceResonance by Erica O'Rourke
Series: Dissonance #2
Published by Simon and Schuster on July 21st 2015
Also by this author: Dissonance, Harmonic
Format: Hardcover (448 pages) • Source: Library
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four-half-stars

As a Walker between worlds, Del is responsible for the love of her life—and the fate of millions—in this thrilling sequel to Dissonance.

Del risked everything to save Simon, and now he’s gone, off in another world with no way for Del to find him.

She’s back at the Consort—training to be a Walker like everyone in her family. But the Free Walkers have other plans for her. This rebel group is trying to convince Del that the Consort is evil, and that her parents are unwittingly helping the Consort kill millions of people. The Free Walkers make Del the ultimate promise: if Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon.

In agreeing, Del might be endangering her family. But if she doesn’t, innocent people will die, and Simon will be lost to her forever. The fate of the multiverse depends on her choice...

my thoughts pinkOH MAN. Yet again, I was slayed by Erica O’Rourke. I loved being back in this world… or should I say, multiverse? 😉 The concept behind this duology is literally too cool (and too complicated) for words. I couldn’t explain all of it if I tried.

I think that’s really my one issue with it. I think I’m a pretty smart person but this whole multiverse thing confuses the crap out of me. Every time they’d learn about some new loophole or whatever, I would find myself even more confused. I honestly don’t mind though because I love it so much. The world-building is, again, very complex. I expected to not learn AS much about how the multiverse worked because the whole first book had the explanation, but it ends up being even more complex than expected. I loved it – so suspenseful! Because of the suspense, I was completely captivated by the story. I don’t know what it is about O’Rourke’s writing; I just never want to stop reading once I start.

Del is very headstrong and determined, which is the same as the first book. I love her as a character but wish she had some more going on aside from obsessing over Simon. I know it’s a major part of her characterization and the whole plot, but I dunno. I wish there was a bit more.

Looking back, it’s hard to even remember all of the different events that happened in this book. I read it in such a whirlwind few sittings. There were a number of twists that I definitely wasn’t expecting. I love being kept on my toes like that because I just want to do nothing but READ forever and see what happens next.

Overall, I’m SO glad I finally read this one and got over the second-book-nerves. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to my extreme love for the first book. I’m happy to say I was wrong; this was a fantastic follow-up and end to the series.

feels from friends pink

(This is literally Del at all times)

rating breakdown pink

Plot & Premise
five-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing Style
four-half-stars
Pacing & Flow
four-half-stars
Feels or Swoons
four-stars
Addiction Level
five-stars
Overall: 4.5

4 responses to “Review: Resonance

  1. YAYYYY so excited to discuss with you!
    Okay. So. I agree about the multiverse! Book one was more setting things up and we get to know the rules and book two was definitely more time spent exploring the politics and dangers. I didn’t feel like Del was hung up on Simon in Dissonance but I was reading and was reminded (by the characters) that they had only really KNOWN each other for a few months and then I was like “Oh.” Their relationship felt natural but I was like oh yeah, only a couple months. BUT it’s not like they had just met.
    I LOVED where this book went and how complicated it got! It was so cool to see things that I didn’t see coming and would never have thought of. I did get a teensy bit confused sometimes so I wasn’t as connected as I was with Dissonance.
    Dissonance fans for life!

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    • YESSSS. A strong mini fan club we have going on here. I completely agree, the relationship piece felt a little different but not the worst. I thought the story was so cool but I was definitely confused too haha We’ll need to discuss more!

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