November 10, 2011

Outside In - Maria V. Snyder

Young Adult
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: February 15, 2011

Me? 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.

This series takes place in a very interesting world. (This is book 2 on a series, it is not meant to be read as stand alone) I loved the fact that we're not very clued in as to where exactly they are in the first book except for a peek at the scary Outside which makes us this they are in a space ship of some sort. Outside In takes place after the whole mess of Inside Out has died and they start to face the aftereffects and realize they are not at all easy.

I was indeed expecting a little more from this sequel but overall I was satisfied. As opposed to the first, I actually started liking Riley and think that their relationship was developing in a rather normal way, which is rare to find in a sci-fi book. The plot had a steady pace and has some new surprises. If you loved the first book, you will definitely enjoy this as well.

As a hardcore YA dystopia fan, I can positively say that this is one of the best YA dystopia series out there. Snyder's writing is easy and fun to read and her characters are always very unique and well done. I can't wait to read what's next!

Recommended for readers who enjoy dystopia, science fiction and those who love a cool female heroine!


  1. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and look forward to getting to this one in the near future. Thank you for the encouraging review!

  2. I had this one in my TBR pile from the library but finally returned it unread (so much to read, not enough time). I'm thinking I need to check these two out again and read them after reading your review.


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