Suffocate (The Breathless #1) by S.R. Johannes

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For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It’s a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy in her perfect bubble. If those responsible find out what she knows, they won’t stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.  (-synopsis from Goodreads)


This is a short novelette that is fast paced and thrilling.  Eria is a bright and strong teenage girl who is excited yet fearful about her father going out into the world that has temperatures of up to 2000 degrees.  When tragedy strikes Eria is able to keep her head about her and with the help of Ash, her father’s assistant and her best friend, she searches to find what happened to him.

I found Eria and Ash to be strong, young adult characters that were able to keep their wits about them but still showed teenage fear.  The book is filled with action as one event after another crops up.  I found it to be a page turner and a unique concept.  There are a lot of twists to the book, almost too many for it to be believable.  The twist at the end was crazy but perfect for the story.  This is a quick read perfect for teenagers/young adults.

I give this book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.  

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