- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HQ Young Adult - US (14 December 2015)
- ISBN-10: 1760371254
- ISBN-13: 978-1760371258
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. Over a dozen novels later, Maria's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she's now a faculty member. As a frequent workshop presenter and speaker for various conferences, Maria enjoys helping other writers. She also has a blast creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, 'cause let's face it, they're cool, although she's been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out.
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In the middle of all of this, the Committee (formed after the rebellion) loses control of this ship, and it's up to Trella to find out if the damage is coming from disturbances Inside... or from the Outside.
Outside In is full of twists and turns, with the author switching up the plot every time you think you know what is happening. It is very well written, and the surprises keep you from guessing what the ending will be, and even the entirely of what is happening along the way. While Trella seems to lose her way for a little bit in the beginning, she is soon back to being the kick-ass reluctant heroine we first met. Minor characters from the first book suddenly become much more important, and I'm happy to report that we get to spend more time with Logan and Anne-Jade.
Where this book falters a little bit is in the beginning, as the author spends the first third of the story setting the scene for the later action. This means, however, that the action rarely stops once it finally starts.
Outside In grabbed me once again from the opening pages; Trella, Queen of the Pipes, is determined to discover the ceiling of Inside, but her position as leader of the rebellion keeps her in meetings and away from Riley, her newfound boyfriend. In addition, Trella finds herself spending more time with Dr. Gifford than she'd anticipated, with the possibility of of their being related hanging over them both. When bombs begin going off, Trella suspects members of the former leaders of Inside, the Trava family, and she finds her own life in danger when she tries to protect those she cares about. But when someone known as The Controllers takes over the computer system Inside, Trella and her friends realize that maybe the danger isn't just Inside...what if Outside wants in?
Ms. Snyder has written a terrific sequel to the compelling Inside Out, with Trella once again at the center of circumstances beyond her control and expectation. While Trella is battling unseen and unknown forces, she's also battling herself and her relationships with Riley, Dr. Gifford, and her friends as she comes to grips with her role Inside. Toward the end of this novel, I literally could not put it down, though I was a little disappointed with the tying up of the threads very quickly. But the terrific storytelling with its twists and its uncertainties of whom to trust more than makes up for the rushed ending. Ms. Snyder brings you Inside and makes you experience the sensations Trella experiences while managing to keep Trella real and thoroughly believable. I am very hopeful that Trella's story isn't at an end because I've come to love the world of Inside and its inhabitants. This is one fan who will be searching out more works by Ms. Snyder and hoping fervently to go back Inside once more.
Additional note: Outside In is a young adult book, and a well written one at that. The relationship between Trella and Riley is both emotional and physical, and always tasteful. The physical relationship adds depth to the characters and Ms. Snyder does not shy away from it. I found it a natural extension of their feelings and can recommend this book without hesitation to those who are ready to read about this aspect.
Outside In picks up soon after the end of Inside Out. Trella kind of takes a backseat to the committee, and wants to just explore more of Inside and spend more time with Riley. She feels she doesn't have the expertise to make decisions that will impact the citizens of Inside. She doesn't realize that the citizens of Inside see her as a leader, one who has abandoned them. There hasn't been much progress and everyone is still being segregated, Uppers from Lowers. Everyone in the Lower levels is losing hope that changes will soon be made because hardly any are being implemented as fast as everyone had hoped. All these things soon lead to huge problems; bombs are being set off and someone has taken over the computer systems. Trella has to figure out who she can trust in her quest to finding out who's responsible for these attacks. People she thought she could trust will let her down and she will find allies in very unexpected places.
Trella and Riley's relationship is beyond cute! Riley is very funny and adorable, I wish I could materialize him from the pages of this book!! (Wishful thinking...sigh) They have this mocking, sarcastic way of joking around with each other that makes me laugh. I just love it! He loves her so much but she can't seem to brave that step towards the idea of a future with him, which will bite her in the butt! There is a lot more kissing scenes between these two than in the previous book, which I shamelessly enjoyed...A LOT!
Trella also has her newfound mother to deal with. I feel bad for Lamont. She has made some bad choices out of desperation, and Trella doesn't feel she deserves a second chance for betraying all of them. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship evolve chapter after chapter.
Maria V. Snyder leaves me in awe once more with her amazing world building and characters. She created a very vivid picture in my mind! This book was a nail biter, page after page, with a whole lot more action and fighting than the last book. Aside from that, you take away a feeling of hope for the lives of these characters she has so thoughtfully created. I highly recommend this series. And if you haven't read her Poison Study series, I suggest you run out and buy that as well! It is a must for anyone who loves to read fantasy.