February 25, 2011

eGalley Review: Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

SPOILER ALERT: There are MAJOR spoilers if you have not read Inside Out, so proceed at your own risk.

Publisher: Harlequin Teen (March 1, 2011)
eGalley: 304 Pages
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Series: Inside Out #2
Book from NetGalley*
From Goodreads.

A leader?

Okay, I did prove that there's more to Inside than we knew.

That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion—between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that ruled. Because of me, we're free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again—while still touching base with Riley, of course. He's the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there's outside and then there is Outside.

And something from Outside wants In.

Review by Kate
OUTSIDE IN, by Maria V. Snyder, is the equally amazing sequel in the Inside Out series. We pick up right after the rebellion when a new Committee is established and the recently discovered empty levels are being prepared for Insiders to live in.

Trella initially shrugs off any leader duties, feeling her work has been done. She starts off on the Committee as a consultant but eventually drops out in the hopes of going back to exploring and spending time with Riley. Things all seem well and good until Insiders are being accused of destroying important mechanical systems. Trella is once again thrown into the mix again to keep herself and fellow Insiders away from harm.

I was so happy to see Trella and Riley together! I think they are perfect together in how they complete each other. Snyder stepped up the romance between these two and at times it was very steamy (pun for 'shower scene'). But their happiness was short lived in the midst of what seemed like another rebellion. Also, Trella's relationship with Dr. Lamont was tried upon again and again, and I was anxious to know if Trella would ever accept their genetic link.

This book stepped up the action in so many ways. Trella was tested time and time again and I was sucked into this book until the very end. Snyder tortured Trella incessantly and at certain points I was nervous for her survival.

Once again, Snyder took me for several loops and I had no idea who to trust at any point. With the book in Trella's POV, it was nerve-wracking (in a good way) to know only what she saw was happening. This book, more so than the first, kept my heart racing to understand what was really going on and how Trella would try and overcome.

This book was a magnificent sequel to Inside Out and fans of the series will not be disappointed!!

NOTE: I am not sure if there will be a third book, but I do feel that if there isn't, the book did wrap up enough to keep me satisfied. But I am always up for more Trella and the adventures she encounters!

Maria Snyder's Website | Blog
My Review of Inside Out

*FTC Disclosure: I received this eGalley from NetGalley. I do not receive payment of any kind in exchange for a review. I do not receive monetary compensation from any book links in my review.

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