Book Review: Outside In (Insiders #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Outside In (Insiders #2)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Details: Paperback, 326 pgs.
Published: March 1st, 2011 by Harlequin Teen
isbn: 0373210116 (ISBN13: 9780373210114)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Amazon Vine, Publisher, for Review


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 book was one of those intense ones that your guessing the whole time.  Guessing what’s going to happen, guessing who’s bad and who’s good, etc.  And it’s really intense because the need to know is so strong!   I really didn’t know who was bad and who was good and every time I’d guess I was wrong!  I have to say that was really the best part of this book was never knowing what was going to happen.

I thought the last one was good, but this was even better, I think.  I knew what to expect as far as the world goes so I wasn’t so busy soaking up that info and the story was able to go deeper in the twisty-ness.  It was pretty awesome.

The characters were awesome and we really got a chance to watch them grow and form opinions on how they wanted things to run on Inside.  Unfortunately there’s a lot of different opinions and Trella really doesn’t want the responsibility.  She learns the hard way that she’s needed though, they need to count on her to help them all see the big picture.  And when things start exploding and their whole ‘world’ could be in peril she starts to realize that she’s needed to unite the lowers and uppers.  But then they discover that there’s someone Outside and they want in.  But are they good?  Or are they bad?  

The end came with a pretty good conclusion.  It could work as the end of the story, but it could be continued in another.  I really hope that there’s going to be another book,  but if there isn’t, I can live with where things left off.

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Disclosure: I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.
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  1. Ditto, ditto! I loooove Maria Snyder’s books! Whatever she writes, I end up loving!! This was an extremely good followup to Inside Out! Loved the tension and like you said, not knowing who’s good and who’s bad. Who your allies are and who the enemies are. Talk about suspense!!

    Not sure if there’s going to be more. Maria had said that it depended on the sales of this book and I guess how well readers respond to it before we can know if there’ll be more. I did thought I heard it was more towards the “no” though.

    While the ending here was good and didn’t really leave you hanging and dying for more, I would still love to see more!!

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