No Return (Torturer’s Daughter) Review

April 26, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

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No Return (Torturer’s Daughter) ReviewNo Return by Zoe Cannon
Series: Internal Defense #3
on 5-21-2014
Genres: Dystopia
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Every dissident knows about Becca Dalcourt.

They know about the lives she’s saved. About the prison break she carried out against impossible odds. They know she turned a dying resistance into the first real threat Internal Defense has faced in a long time.

And even now, with the resistance under attack from the inside, they know Becca can save them.

They’re wrong.

The conclusion to the story that began with The Torturer’s Daughter and Necessary Sacrifices, No Return explores what happens when an ordinary person becomes a legend – and how to choose between who you are and who the world needs you to be.

No Return is the third and final book in the Internal Defense series that started with The Torturer’s Daughter. In this book, the resistance is in danger of being crushed by the regime and Becca must struggle with being the leader that the resistance needs.

This book really took everything and just cranked it up to the max. The stakes are incredibly high. People die…lots of people. And the resistance is attacked on so many fronts. Becca must make some really difficult decisions over and over and come to grips with the fact that everything is riding on her decisions and the way she leads the group. Becca really goes through a transformation to become the resistance leader and she has to decide who lives and dies with every command she gives. And on top of that, a lot of characters really surprised me here…especially Heather.

In the prior books, things may have felt a bit safe. Well here, nothing is safe. Everything is balanced on a knife’s edge. And Zoe Cannon really didn’t take the easy route here… she did a gutsy ending which is probably a bit more realistic than a lot of dystopias I’ve read….and not how I was thinking the series would have gone back when I reading the first book. And you just feel everything that Becca is going through at the end.

This book is just so much more than the prior book…its deeper, challenging, dramatic, and above all…riveting. I’m really glad I read it.

four-half-stars

About Zoe Cannon

Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn’t be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she’ll read anything that isn’t nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet.

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