Outside In (Insiders #2)
by Maria V. Snyder
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
I really liked Inside Out, still it took me forever (and a sale) to get my trotters on the sequel.
And now I'm wondering what took me so long, because this book is just as enjoyable as the first.
I will confess there were some things in this book that made me grumble. The whole relationship between Trella and her mother was puke-worthy in my opinion, but I will spare you the rant. The whole switching back and forth between who Trella thought was to be trusted and who wasn't, was tiring at times as well. Especially with Trella thinking she's a good judge of character. Big surprise: she is not!
What I did like was Trella's reluctance to taking charge and changing things. I could understand why she wanted others to make the big decisions, and I liked how she slowly begins to realize that it's better to take charge of your own life.
The overall story is enjoyable and entertaining. I really like the world building and the way the people reacted to the change Trella brought upon their world. it felt realistic.
All in all this was a satisfying conclusion to this duology, although I wouldn't mind if Snyder decides to write other Dystopian/SciFi books.
Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining Dystopian/SciFi YA read.