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Counteract: Book One of the Resistance Series by [Lawson, Tracy]
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Book 1 of 4 in The Resistance Series (4 Book Series)

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"Lawson mixes true-to-life fears with intimate character portrayals in this conspiracy thriller, her first work of YA fiction.

"Beyond Tommy's ongoing struggle with injury and Careen's deep-seated anger, the novel introduces a host of secondary characters with their own senses of purpose and drive, rendering a mad world human. As with many dystopian settings, parts of the conspiracy strain the limits of believability, but the concept here is deeper and more complex than one might expect at first glance. The author delivers intriguing details about this fractured world, from the nuances of how the government divided the country into quadrants to the fact that the antidote contains a large quantity of LSD--a clever reference to America's real-life experimentation with the drug in Project MKUltra. There's much here to discover.

"An exuberant start to a promising new YA series about a totalitarian America."

                --Kirkus Reviews

'A fast-paced thriller. Perfect for any fans of The Hunger Games!' The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

In Counteract (The Resistance Series Book 1) by Tracy Lawson, two teenagers have to face the fact that the government was lying to everyone. And it's not just the small ordinary lies we are used to from politicians. What Tommy and Careen learn is different. The government makes the public believe that there is a serious threat from terrorists who want to deploy poisonous gases into the atmosphere to kill the population. The good government, though, has already developed a solution: an antidote. You simply have to take three drops every day to be immune to the threat. Almost everyone takes their antidote, and the ones who don't turn into martyrs. Dead? Maybe. Strange things happen to Careen and Tommy after they take the antidote, and even stranger things happen when they accidentally were not able to take the three drops.What is the secret behind the antidote? What is the government up to?And can two teenagers alone make a difference?

Counteract by Tracy Lawson is a rather disturbing story, in the sense that you actually wouldn't put actions like that past the governments of the world. I found the plot very interesting, but also - as said before -disturbing. After all, the government already has quite a bit of influence on the people in a country, and not all governments use their power for good. This is a story that makes you think about the state of the world, and it makes you think about questioning decisions by the government. It encourages you to think for yourself and not be one of millions of mindless marionettes. If you like fiction with its roots in what could possibly happen, and if you like being entertained, then you should give the Resistance Series a shot.

Reviewed By Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

Although I don't usually read dystopian novels, there was something about this novel that made me read it. From the very first chapter I realized that this one is a keeper. With strong characterization and development, this work does not look like it's a debut novel. It feels like the work of a far more experienced and well-versed writer. The fast paced story and the way it is written makes it more than a Young Adult novel. It is a novel that the YA adult me loved and read twice in 3days. A wonderful novel. I cannot wait for the next one!
--Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

This book was very interesting. It really caught my attention from the start and I found myself fascinated with each of the characters. I wanted to find out even more and so I actually read this book quite quickly. The characters seemed realistic. They were willing to believe what they were told at first, like most people, but they slowly came to see that strange things were happening and not everything was as it seemed. I would definitely be interested to read more about these characters and much more about the situations they find themselves in.So I'll be looking for the next book when it's out. I recommend Counteract by Tracy Lawson to anyone who loves a good action and adventure story. It's got a little something for everyone.

--Reviewed By Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

From the Author

Counteract was a finalist in the international Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2016.

Product details

  • File Size: 703 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996610804
  • Publisher: DysCovered Publishing; Second Edition edition (August 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013ZBPH7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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