Book Review: Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Outside In
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: #2 of 2 Insiders Series
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: March 1, 2011

Book Summary:

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.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say I was disappointed with this sequel because I did like it.  I just didn’t love it like I hoped I would.  Being such a fan of Maria’s Study Series I had high expectations for this book and this sequel didn’t quite live up to those high expectations.

Outside In was full of action and adventure and plot twists.  There was a lot going on in this story but I finished the book not really understanding exactly how everything had played out.  It seemed like there could have been a little less going on and little more detail and back story filled in.  The first book Inside Out was a clean read while Outside In had content I wish wasn’t included.

I did like watching Trella grow and change especially in her relationship with her mother and Riley.  She makes some stupid decisions at times but learns from her mistakes.  I did like this book and don’t regret reading it.

I’m going to start on Maria’s Glass & Healer series soon to see if they better capture the magic I felt while reading the Study Series.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Some language and sexual content, no sex scene but clothes were off

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Also by Maria V. Snyder:

Inside Out – Book #1 in the Insiders Series

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

Glass Series

Touch of Power