Paperback ´ Necessary Sacrifices MOBI Ê



10 thoughts on “Necessary Sacrifices (Internal Defense #2)

  1. Jen Minkman Jen Minkman says:

    An absolutely captivating book Makes you wonder how people used to live in East Germany before the Wall fell kind of like this Always scared of the government always afraid your neighbors might turn you in if you even seemed slightly suspicious Miss Cannon does a very good job of bringing this kind of world to life It's a 'grown up' dystopian story this one It is YA but at the same time I feel it could have been about adults too In fact the kids in the previous book grew up and have all taken their place in the world governed by Internal Enforcement and all those other horrible institutes described in the first book


  2. Harmony Kent Harmony Kent says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewABOUT THE BOOKA year and a half ago Becca Dalcourt joined the resistance Three months ago she started working undercover inside Internal Defense A year from now she’ll probably be dead She knows the odds She’s seen how the life of a double agent endsAll she wants is a chance to do something with what little time she has left Something big Something meaningful But the resistance doesn’t trust her and her job transcribing torture sessions hasn’t given her anything but the names of dissidents whose lives according to her resistance contact aren’t worth savingSo when she discovers a secret government program designed to brainwash dissidents into loyal citizens she resolves to shut it down no matter the cost Even if her plan puts everyone she loves in danger Even if the most experienced resistance fighters say it can’t be done Even if it means betraying the only person who sees past the mask she wears every dayEven if she has to do it aloneThe seuel to The Torturer’s Daughter which has been praised for its dark realism Necessary Sacrifices asks how you fight an enemy that can't be defeated and what sacrifices are worth making along the wayMY THOUGHTSThis seuel to 'The Torturer's Daughter' continues the tension and struggle admirably There is violence in here than in the first book however I would still say it is suitable for the older YA as well as the adult reader If you like dystopian tales you'll like this series of books The main character Becca has to keep a tight lid on her emotions and builds a mask behind which she hides whenever she is around other people Nonetheless the reader gets to see her responses her terror her determination THE STRUCTUREThe book is 364 pages in length and I read it in two sittings Although the author often writes with 'ing' formulations there is nothing passive about this book The POV is told from that of the main protagonist and remains consistent throughout The ending is well rounded and complete despite being part of a series The plot pace is a good one and will keep your attention throughout There are a couple of good twists included which add to the enjoyment of the read The proof reading has been done to a high standardSUMMARYI loved this book as much as I did the first in the series I have also read the novella which follows The First Evil Thing for on which see my review I look forward to the next in the series coming out in 2014 Although I read these books for review I am a new fan of Zoe Cannon We still don't get much in the way of backdrop but uite honestly it's not needed It would probably only detract from the main action On the whole a well written and entertaining read


  3. Mei Mei says:

    A year after her trials in The Torturer's Daughter Becca has graduated from high school and works as an informant in the same processing center as her mother In an attempt to protect herself and others she has distanced herself from everyone Unfortunately to make the changes she dreams of and to save innocent lives she will have to get close to an old group of friends including Heather ReviewThe tension present in the end of The Torturer's Daughter was immediately apparent in Necessary Sacrifices I actually found the first half of the book to be a little stressful to read While this is a seuel I believe that you could possibly read it as a stand alone That said it probably works far better if you read them in orderI found it interesting where the author had taken Becca in the time between the two books She had become so dissociated with world around her pretty much focused on transcribing the torture sessions of dissidents she couldn't save in hopes that the names they dropped when they broke could result in saved lives It seemed like she was punishing herself so much by forcing her to watch the most despicable thing she could think of day in and day out and telling herself that she was making a difference She knows that her time is short but instead of personally making a change she was depending on others to do it for her I was happy to see her stand up and make the difference she neededIt was also really fascinating to watch the arc between the two books where she starts out so open and social in the beginning of the first book becoming completely closed off and then being forced to let people in again Most of Becca's emotions and interactions felt very flat in the novel however I assumed that the author meant to write it that way to show how closed off Becca was from herselfOverall I found it to be a uick and enjoyable read I liked how she set up for additional books but also ended at a point that felt natural and conclusiveMy RecommendationIf you enjoyed The Torturer's Daughter you'll like this too This seuel certainly did not fall short of the bar set by the first novel 455 I really really liked it


  4. Bookphile Bookphile says:

    I was pretty much blown away by this one It does all the things many YA novels seem afraid to do poses difficult uestions puts the main character in harrowing situations with no real good choices and addresses the idea of the small ripples that don't necessarily make a huge difference More complete review to come


  5. Ashley Ashley says:

    I remembered liking the first book so I decided to get the second WOW For four bucks it's a stealPersonally I liked it better than the first there is tons of character development in this book and we get to see the motivations of everyone While Internal isn't a character it is also definitely fleshed out by getting a look at the people who work there It's not some completely awful system though it does extremely distasteful things However the dissident group makes their own necessary sacrifices They both want a better world they disagree on how to do that they make choices That I can appreciate I also really really loved the characterization of Heather She's grown up uite a bit and I found it fascinating that she and Becca are now two sides of the same coinI feel like there was less overt action in this book but to be fair it's been a while since I read the first The tension is palpable and I loved being inside Becca's head Some parts were predictable but at the end nothing turned out the way I expectedMy main criticism is that in the end everything ended up a bit too neatly Everyone had their story lines or less tied up when I feel like about half the people should have died But even then Cannon makes it plausible Too unlikely for my tastes but definitely plausibleFinally I loved how this book has brought up several difficult uestions and has a main character that's fallible Frankly she's so cold in this book I wouldn't hesitate to say she's even a little dislikable What if your actions never make a difference What is an acceptable loss How do you live with yourself after condemning another person to death especially when it was for your ideals and not theirs What's the difference between you and them if for both of you the ends justify the meansAh Just release the third book Please


  6. Namrata Ganti Namrata Ganti says:

    If you have read the Torturer’s Daughter then it is definitely a must to read the seuel If you haven’t read the first book then I think it’s time to pick up the book and read it I’d say it is definitely worth it The books come under the genre of Dystopian Fiction and are much like The Hunger Games in that the government functions a certain way and there are people who support it and who do not True to the meaning of dystopia this story revolves around the way the government controls everything that happens and how people are labelled rebels and punished for crimes they may not have even committedNecessary Sacrifices is the seuel to The Torturer’s Daughter The story follows Becca as she starts supporting the resistance and tries to make a difference while having joined Internal the government Though she doesn’t like what her mother has done she still loves her the same Her job is to transcribe the interviews conducted with people who have been caught for dissident activityThe story progresses well and provides a better insight into how the people are trying to retaliate against Internal We gain insight into the functioning of the resistance and Becca’s association with them Though the daughter of the most powerful lady in Internal Becca realises that she is a dissident at heart and nothing can change that She realises she can relate to their point of view as she thinks the same way A mature side of her is portrayed in this storyThe well developed character sketches and the twists in the plot keep the reader hooked on to the book The book is definitely worth reading and is a wonderful seuel to the first For all the fans of Dystopian fiction or just the Hunger Games this series is definitely worth a read


  7. Michael Long Michael Long says:

    I didn't really know what to expect going into this book I knew it would have something to do with Becca and the resistance Well it was uite the ride and was full of non stop action There wasn't a whole lot of lulls in the book It follows the continuing story of Becca and her fight against the regime her relationship with her mother and also with her former friend Heather and her trying to settle into a double life working for Processing I thought I knew where the book was going but it ended up taking a lot of turns here and there and pleasantly surprised me Becca really develops and grows a tremendous amount in this novel as well as some of the other characters like Heather I don't want to give too much away but suffice to say Becca and a few others are constantly being barraged with tough moral choices and impossible situations There is a bit of romance as well The book wraps up fairly nicely but doesn't necessarily resolve the problems in the world so it could go either way as to whether a third book is written But if you liked the first book then you'll like this one as well as it is very similar only turned up in intensityNOTE I received this book for free in return for an honest reviewSee my reviews at


  8. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    These books are not phenomenal The concept is good and I can get behind almost everything but the heroine really rubs me the wrong way She is the very definition of a TSTL character There is NO WAY that this girl would not be worm food by now She doesn't seem to have much ability to school her emotions or control her responses at all I just wish she would finally die and have Kara take over the main role However the author does a good job of ending it on just enough of a cliffhanger in the last 20 pages or so that I know I will continue reading At least the stupid twit finally bought some furniture Here's a hint if you want to fit in and look normal then don't decorate your apartment with nothing but a TV and a folding chair Anybody walking into that apartment Becca's mom all her friends Milo all should have identified that this is a sign of a girl who's not expecting to live long and therefore likely a dissident It's things like that that are so clunky and hard to believe that just tears me out of the world and makes me annoyed with the book as a whole Like I said though the overall concept is intriguing even if Cannon does a pretty uestionable job in the presentation and construction of the story


  9. Apryl Møss Apryl Møss says:

    Necessary Sacrifices is the second book of the Internal Defense series Sadly it wasn't as good as the first book Even though it was still a good read it didn't have as much flare as the first book It was really slow in the first two parts until things really started to pick up and it became very predicable in some cases For example the moment Beca discovered the secret program I knew from then that we would see Jake again but as it was predicable it wasn't I loved the moment when Beca betrayed Milo That was something that I wasn't expecting I also loved that Heather has grown from the person she was in the first bookThere really was some strong character developments in this book which I love and the whole government conspiracy moving along Once again like the first book we learned a few lessons Just like the title we learned that we have to make sacrifices no matter how hard they are to move on We also learn that even though we can't defeat our enemy but that doesn't mean that we have to give up We can win with one small battle at a time


  10. Marija Marija says:

    Cannon is a top notch author whose characters are well rounded and thoroughly credible The pace of this book is perfect with just enough suspense to keep me going without going over the top I don't believe I've ever read an entire trilogy before Usually I love the first book the second pales in comparison therefore I never get to the third in the series Cannon's trilogy is different This second book was just as good as the first The Torturer's Daughter and I'm eagerly awaiting the thirdHighly recommended


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Necessary Sacrifices (Internal Defense #2) [Reading] ➶ Necessary Sacrifices (Internal Defense #2) Author Zoe Cannon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A year and a half ago Becca Dalcourt joined the resistance Three months ago she started working undercover inside Internal Defense A year from now she’ll probably be dead She knows the odds She’s A year and a half ago Becca Dalcourt joined the resistance Three months ago she started working undercover inside Internal Defense A year from now she’ll probably be dead She knows the odds She’s seen how the life of a double agent endsAll she wants is a chance to do something with what little time she has left Something big Something meaningful But the resistance doesn’t trust her and her job transcribing torture sessions hasn’t given her anything but the names of dissidents whose lives according to her resistance contact aren’t worth savingSo when she discovers a secret government program designed to brainwash dissidents into loyal citizens she resolves to shut it down no matter the cost Even if her plan puts everyone she loves in danger Even if the most experienced resistance fighters say it can’t be done Even if it means betraying the only person who sees past the mask she wears every dayEven if she has to do it aloneThe seuel to The Torturer’s Daughter which has been praised for its dark realism Necessary Sacrifices asks how you fight an enemy that can't be defeated and what sacrifices are worth making along the way.