An omnibus edition of the Insiders duology
Maria V. Snyder
FOUR WALLS.FOUR LEVELS.EIGHTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE.NO ESCAPE - EVER.
The world of Inside is simple. Do your job, stay out of the way and don't dream of anything better. Because as every Scrub knows, there are no other options.Until Trella - the Queen of the Pipes, as some call her - gets involved with a revolution that will rock her world…
INSIDE OUTTrella was just doing a favor for a friend - her only friend. Hiding an injured man from the Pop Cops seemed easy enough - though dangerous. But then she discovered that the myths of Outside might be real…OUTSIDE INBeing Inside's hero only left Trella with more work. Ducking those responsibilities, she continued to explore her stark world - and found something she never expected. Strangers. From Outside…
Read from May 29th to May 30th, 2013.
My rating: 5 of 5
My Thoughts on Inside Out:
From the moment I finally decided to start this book, I got wrapped up in the world of Inside, and couldn't stop reading it. I'm a big fan of sci-fi, and this book reminded me a little to some of my fav movies & episodes in tv series in sci-fi, although only a tiny bit, so yeah, it's a premise that it appeals to me.Inside Out was a fast read, and the pacing of the story is quite fast, and I totally loved it! I loved Trella as a character, as well as Logan, Riley, Cog & Anne-Jade. I also loved learning about the Inside & how their world worked, and seeing how their rebellion developed.I have to admit that I was a little bit shocked when they finally opened you-know-what, I did not expect that, although after I was wondering how I didn't saw that one coming. It's rare when something escapes me & surprises me.Anyway, Inside Out for me was a delightful read. There's something about Maria V. Snyder's writing that will get you hooked almost every time. Also, this book was really entertaining & fun, I was cheering on the characters, and it made me laugh out loud, and it was also sweet, and when I finished it, it left me with a smile. It's rare when a book does that to me, but this one did.So, yeah, when you're in a mood for something light & fun, this is the book for you, and I highly recommend it!
Read from June 8th to July 3rd, 2013.
My rating: 5 of 5
My thoughts on Outside In:
Ok, I have to admit that even though I gave this book a rating of 5, it was a little bit biased. Why? Well, I had trouble getting into this book. I can't quite point out why, I just did. But, after a third of the book, when I finally got into the story, I was so wrapped up in it, that I loved every second of it, that in the end I had to give it this rating!Once again the characters were fun & engaging. The level of suspense was definitely bigger, we get to learn a little bit more about the past of their world, and of course there's the threat that the Outsiders present to their well-being, so it's finally time to work with each other, not against each other.Like the first book, Outside In left me feeling all happy inside & with a smile plastered on my face. I guess there must be some magic in Maria V. Snyder's words, or maybe it was just that I loved the characters in this duology.I highly recommend this book, and this duology. It's really interesting & entertaining, definitely a fast-read, with delightful characters & engaging story, and the perfect ending that a series like this can get :)