Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Inside Out
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: #1 of 2 in the Insider Duet
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: April 1, 2010

Book Summary:

Keep Your Head Down.
Don’t Get Noticed.
Or Else.

I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.

Maria Snyder’s Study Series has been one of my long time favorites so I was excited to finally get around to reading Inside Out. This book ended up being far different from the Study series but I still enjoyed it.

It’s hard to say much about this one that isn’t a spoiler.  Inside Out is a dystopian story with a science fiction twist. There were many things that were similar to several other dystopian books I’ve read recently, it helped to remind myself that this one was written prior to those books.

Maria Snyder proves once again that she is a great writer.  Great characters and lots of twists and turns made for a fun read. There was romance in this book but it wasn’t the main focus, more of a side story.

Although I definitely enjoyed the Study series more than this one I can’t complain because this was a great young adult book.  As soon as I finished I started in on the sequel.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Clean – there may have been a mild swear word or two but I can’t remember anything else

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Also by Maria Snyder:

Outside In – Sequel to Inside Out

Study Series (One of my favorites – although this is adult not YA)

Glass Series

Touch of Power