This is Book 4 in the Regina Shen series by author Lance Erlick. I have read the first three and I have liked all of them. For those who have not read the earlier books in the series I will not tell of the book itself. But rather of the great story that the author has given us in this series. This is the continuation of Regina Shen looking for her sister. Anyone who loves science fiction will like this series. The story and the writing is wonderful. I give this book a 5/5. I really recommend this series.
The Second book is just as good as the first and keeps you in the edge of your seat the whole time. I am really enjoying this series a lot and highly recommend it to anyone who loved YA Dystopian like I do. You really get more into the characters and the world Regina Shen lives in. Lance Erlick is a fantastic writer and storyteller.
Most of the novel’s action revolves around Regina’s attempts to weather out the hurricane, with occasional separation from her family members, not to mention simultaneous pursuit by the Department of Antiquities, the third-person sections with Demarco being decent breaks from the first-person narration. This reviewer further liked how despite the book’s dealing with the potential adverse effects of climate change, it doesn’t become preachy on the issue, and although the book would receive three sequels, the first ends without any major cliffhangers or last-minute revelations, ultimately accounting for a satisfying read.
(by Jeremy Gallen at http://theautisticgamer.blogspot.com/2016/06/resilience.html)
As I have read all of these books in this series, I became invested in Regina and her quest to find her sister. The battle between Volpe and Demarco kept the story intriguing and very entertaining. I didn’t know what either lady would do next to try and gain the upper hand. Thus in turn it kept me guessing as to who to trust. Through this journey, Regina has really turned out to be a strong leader but in her book smart, knowledge of the world, and strength. She really is the key to survival of womankind and mankind.
Because I was so invested in the characters and the storyline, it was easy to read this book. I sat down to start reading and just kept reading until I was almost to the halfway point of the book before I put it down. Yet when I picked it up again I was right back into the story until the end. I have enjoyed this series. It is refreshing.
Regina Shen is an outcast in her futuristic society. She lives in a time where everything we know is gone. She is once again caught between the people who run the government. This time it is the Department of Antiques and the political turmoil over who will become the next World Premier. She is also still trying to find enough treasures to sell in order to buy her sister’s freedom. This journey is not an easy one and it will push Regina to her limits. Will she be able to endure such trials?
This book in the series is the best of the entire series. Regina has really grown as the character who has become a very strong female protagonist. This book has so many twists and turns that it will keep the reader at the edge of their chairs. The author knows how to draw the audience into this world. This book was a wonderful way to end this series. This book I give five out of five stars.
This series is one I would recommend to those who love the “rebuilding of a society after this one has collapse” genre. Lance Erlick is a wonderful writer. The reader can tell his joy of writing just by reading this series. It is amazing to see how Regina has grown throughout these books. This character will be missed.
(by Catherine Carrington at http://bookreviewsandwallpapers.blogspot.com/)
Join Regina Shen as the exiting, great, daring, and dangerous adventure continues in book three of the Regina Shen Series, Defiance. Regina is still on the run and continues to elude capture from the patrol-women who want her for her DNA in hopes to reverse a worldwide fertility catastrophe, as they think Regina’s genes are the key to saving the world. Having previously taken and tested Regina’s sister, Colleen, but found her DNA lacking, the patrol-women now want Regina more than ever. But Regina perseveres and comes up with a plan to barter for her own freedom and that of Colleen as well. But this plan leads Regina on a dangerous and thrilling journey not only across the Alaskan wilderness, but a personal journey to also discover herself, as Mo-Mere previously instructed and suggested. I would recommend this novel to teens that enjoy science fiction and dystopian fiction.
At the beginning of the book we discover that 2 years have passed between this book and Resilience. Regina is now 17. She continues her journey with constant challenges and meets new allies along the way.
Her character continues to evolve and become more complex without losing what makes Regina special in this new world.
Since reading the first book and finding the fertility technology very interesting and learning more in this book I did a little research of my own. I found out they are doing this stuff now, which is really quite interesting.
The description of the GODs continues to intrigue me, yet make me cringe at the same time. I’m not sure I’d want to live 300+ years, would you?
In this book you will find answers to some questions from the first book such as: Why Mo-Mere and Regina’s mom Zola, were kicked out of the federation. We also find out a bit about Zola Shen’s life on the other side including friends and family.
The ending leaves you with a nice conclusion, yet wondering about the next steps in her journey. Great job Lance!
I knew instantly that this was going to be a favorite series of mine. I loved Regina straight from the get go, and the plot was seriously made for me. This covers many buzzwords for me, a few being DNA, environmental collapse, climate change.
Regina was such an awesome character. I felt that she portrayed so much that many authors like to hide about characters, the human side. She was a young teenager, living in a tough time, and she rose to the challenge, but at times you could still see that 15 year old shining through. And I loved that aspect. It’s nice, and it brings the story to a grounded level, one that as a reader I can connect with.
The plot of this book was perfect. It has Regina on the run from a Department of Antiquities officer due to Regina’s special DNA. This entire part of the book had me completely enthralled, and I can’t wait to find out more. It’s a storyline that, personally, I haven’t seen done. And done this well. Lance Erlick really knows how to keep the story moving, but at the same time giving the reader enough information that they aren’t fumbling along.
This book takes the much used dystopian trope and gives it a new set of wings. I think Lance Erlick did a fantastic job spinning a unique tale, and one that I can’t wait to continue one with. I am so glad I have book two waiting and ready to be started!
(by Kari at http://bookishlydevoted.blogspot.com/)
Erlick draws readers into Regina’s world. I loved the author’s setting creation in the first book–and really felt that Erlick’s descriptive talents drew readers into this third book as well. I felt comfortable with Regina’s environment again and could feel her surroundings through the author’s words.
Defiance continues the series’ action-packed pace. In spite of the changes to setting and the addition (and return) of characters–Erlick offers a lot of detail without slowing the fast-paced action that readers have come to expect from the series. Readers are moved ahead in time a bit at the start–but, won’t feel that they have missed anything vital to Regina’s story.
Would I recommend Defiance by Lance Erlick? I think this book is my favorite of the series so far. I love the author’s writing style and the flow of Regina’s story. This book ends with a cliffhanger to push readers on toward the final book. The author has created a very well-done series to keep readers on board for the entire set!
(by Angela Thompson at http://www.amamascorneroftheworld.com/2016/07/book-review-defiance-book-3-of-regina.html)
What makes this series so good are the well-developed characters and the world-building. This continues in the second book as we get deeper into the story.
Vigilance is the second book in the Regina Shen series and I found it just as thrilling as the first book.
What makes this series so good are the well-developed characters and the world-building. This continues in the second book as we get deeper into the story. Regina, who lives in the swampy islands outside The Wall with the outcasts of their only-female society has been training for the last two years to manage the huge feat of crossing this impossible barrier wall and then infiltrating the University as a student.
She manages it but her intelligence and free-thinking gets her into trouble. It also makes her see just how much The World Federation bullies their society into submission and conformity, and Regina goes against the grain. She discovers other free-thinkers and manages to find her sister, evade capture, and decide that she must use her skills and life to change things.
Once again, Regina uses her wits and this time, unbeknown to her, she is up against two rivals who are using her as a pawn in their own game for power and greed. New characters are introduced and Regina goes through many trials. She experiences tragedy, makes new friends and discovers her worth in view of what she can do to bring about possible change.
Because the world in this novel is an all-female society there were instances where two of the characters showed a love attachment to another female. It was subtle however. The author has not portrayed the society as a lesbian one so I have been comfortable up to now reading this series and hope that this aspect does not become a major theme in the series.
I look forward to digging into Defiance Book 3 in the series to see how Regina keeps growing as a character and as a leader for change in her broken society. If you like well-written dystopian novels don’t miss this series. It will not disappoint!
`Resilience` is the first book in an action-packed, science fiction, young-adult, series by author Lance Erlick. The Federation are the evil rulers. The people under the Federation are known as Marginals. Women within the Federation could only have children if they obeyed. The Federation dumbed down the Marginals, they were not allowed to read books.
This book reminds me of the `Hunger Games`. The setting is fictional and it complements the characters. The book, `A Tale of Two Cities` is mentioned because both stories tell of hardships and spies.
Chapter seven ended with a twist, which shook my nerves. I like how Regina took the only resources she could find and turned them into something useful. Example, she tied logs together to make a raft. But, she knew bounty hunters were after her. She could relate to the `Life on the Mississippi` character, Tom Sawyer.
(by Michelle at http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2016/06/review-resilience.html)
Regina Shen: Endurance (book 4) begins with Regina Shen still on the run from the federation and dealing with the betrayal of her mother. Regina has all the keys to saving or destroying the federation and if she were anyone, but an outcast then she would be queen. However outcasts cannot even become citizens. This leaves Regina on the run and trying to figure out what she should do as allies become traitors and the federation follows her.
I found that Regina Shen: Endurance (book 4) was the best book in the series by far. This is the book where Regina truly decides her fate and the fate of the Federation. However I cannot seem to get over the simple fact that if the Federation had not made her an outcast most of the trouble could have been avoided. Regina really came into herself in this book as she was given more and more choices on what she could do with what she knew.