Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review: Resonance by Erica O'Rourke (Dissonance #2)

Resonance (Dissonance #2)
Author:  Erica O'Rourke
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 448 pages
Publication Date:  July 21, 2015

From Goodreads:
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...

Loved this take on parallel worlds, with Walkers dedicated to protecting the Key World, which means they cleave other worlds that are unstable.  Is it murder when all of the Echoes (the other versions of the Originals from the Key World) disappear?  That's what the Free Walkers (rebel Walkers) believe.  This brings up all sorts of ethical questions, about whether Echoes are real, whether they are alive, whether the ends justify the means.  

The romance…so sweet.  Love love love Del and Simon together.  This is the perfect example of a couple who are a team, a couple trying to save an infinite number of worlds so they don't have time for all of the usual teenage drama.  No silly misunderstandings or fights, no love triangle.  

High stakes, unexpected twists and turns, nice combination of plot and character development…highly recommend this incredible conclusion to a fantastic duology!

Posted by:  Pam


  1. Sounds like a great continuance of the series. I bought book one after finding it on your blog. Maybe I'll read it soon! Great review, Pam!

  2. I should have read this post first ;) I'm so glad Resonance was a great conclusion to Dissonance! And yay for couples who act as teams! I really wish we saw this more often!