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Breathe by Sarah Crossan Book Review

Inhale. Exhale. 
Breathe (Breathe, #1)Breathe. 
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?
I've heard amazing things about Breathe from some other bloggers, so I was eager to start it. I loved both the plot and characters!

Breathe showed a society where they charged for air, and it shows three people's point-of-views on this society. All the characters: Bea, Quinn, and Alina, had very different roles in the society. Quinn was a Premium, and the son of a high-ranking government official, so he was much more well off than Bea (who had a much lower position). Alina was angry at the government and she was part of the resistance who protested against them. All three character's paths end up intersecting.

I thought the characters were the best part of Breathe. My favorite character, by far, was Bea. She was such a sweet and empathetic person, and I thought it was incredible how she stayed that way, despite all she had to go through in Breathe.  I liked Quinn a lot, although I thought he was super oblivious at times, especially regarding Bea's feelings for him. I know I would not have the patience she did with him. The only person I didn't really like was Alina. I struggled to connect with her, since I thought she could be kind of selfish at times.

The plot was really exciting and I felt myself unable to put Breathe down. The company who sold air, Breathe, represented a different type of government than what I've read about in the past. The idea of selling air was so scary to me, especially since the background for how it happened in the book pretty believable. There are so many different themes that I found in Breathe, especially with what the government was like. It told a great story!

Breathe was an amazing read that lived up to the hype it got. I'd give it 41/2 out of 5 flowers and I'm looking forward to the sequel :)

Thank you so much to Around The World ARC Tours for loaning me a copy of this book to read! :)


  1. Awesome review. This is on my TBR list and I have a copy on my Kindle. It makes me want to read it even faster just so I can know Bea a little better. :)

  2. Good to hear it's living up to it's hype. It's high on my wish list!

    1. I thought it was great, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it :)

  3. This sounds so good and right up my alley! I have heard mostly good things about it too, and I'm a big character oriented read so I think this one would be great! I love the sounds of Bea especially! Wonderful review, chickie!

  4. I am very excited to read this one! I have also heard amazing things about it, so I am very excited to see how it turns out! Plus, I am looking forward to the characters and the romance and getting to know more about this government/society! :D Awesome review, Montana! Glad you enjoyed it!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair


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