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Review: 67. Outside In by Maria V. Snyder...

May 22, 2011
I loved Maria V. Snyder's Inside Out, so when the sequel came out, I had to pick it up.

outside in
Title: Outside In (Insiders #2)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
ISBN-13: 9780373210114
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Harlequin, 2011
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Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts:
The sheep have won their revolution, and Trella's taken a step back to let others run things on Inside--she's busy exploring the Expanse. But things don't magically change, and people still aren't happy. You'd think after all she's done for them, they'd be grateful, pick up the slack, and leave her in peace...

Instead, the scrubs aren't doing any work because they don't think the uppers are. The Committee can't agree on anything. And someone is sabotaging Inside. The thing is, nobody knows why... Until they figure out that there are others Outside, and they're trying to stage a takeover. Who are these Outsiders? Why do they want Inside? And who's helping them? Trella has no choice but to investigate, only this time she can't be sure who's trustworthy...

I didn't like Outside In as much as I liked Inside Out. Trella was brave and unwavering in Inside Out, and it seemed like she'd abdicated responsibility in Outside In. Just because you think others are more qualified to do something, doesn't mean you don't step up if nobody's actually doing anything. That's just an excuse to avoid the potential of failure, and it put me off Trella for most of Outside In. She does redeem herself by the end, which is the reason I'll pick up the next book if there's one.

drey's rating: Pick it up if you want to find out more about this Inside that's traveling through space.

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I don't read a lot of dystopia, but this series has caught my attention. I'd like to give it a try.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I've read a couple of reviews on this series and have it on my wishlist .. almost always it seems that the second book doesn't live up to the first, eh? (with a notable exception being the Hunger Games series). Thanks for the review!

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