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Outside In

Outside In (Inside Out #2)
by Maria V. Snyder

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. (

Hi! It’s me! Cat, the total Maria V. Snyder Fan Girl! And I am here to say – OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG! When is the next book coming out? Is there a next book? There has to be a next book! What’s it called? Upside Down? Downside Up? Topsy Turvy? THERE HAS TO BE A NEXT BOOK!!

This series is so original and addictive I crave it. Sure, I am a huge fan of Snyder’s Study series but this one? This dystopiany-sci-fiy series? It is fan-fricken-awesome-tastic! Trella is a wonderful character for whom I feel so much emotion and love and caring. I actually CARE about what goes on in her life. I care about her and her decisions and what happens to her.  I care about her friends and her enemies.

I love that you can understand the motivation behind the actions of those Inside and the choices they make to either help or hinder the progress of their world.

The thought of living in a spaceship freaks me out enough but the idea that someone Outside wanted to come in and take over freaked me out. I don’t deal with with space stuff. I don’t know why, perhaps it’s the fear of the unknown or the fear of the lack of oxygen to breath and those freaky space suits. *shudder* Creeps me out to no end. This book both unnerved me and fascinated me and I held my breath as long as I could while the final showdown was happening.

I will admit, I was a little, no – a lot wary when this series came out last year. I’m a fantasy girl through and through and I do not like science fiction much at all. I honestly did not think I would like this series but Snyder came through with yet another cast of extremely likable characters and ones you wanted to get to know and invest your time in. So if any of you reading this have the same worry I did – stop now. I promise you will be caught up in the world Inside and in the lives of the Uppers and Scrubs and you will care about what happens to them and you will like them. Well, not all of them, you will hate some, but they are meant to be hated. 😉

This is an abysmally short post, but I had started this yesterday when the internet went down and it didn’t save everything I wrote. Argh. I can’t think of all that I wrote so I sort of just winged it (wunged it? wung it?). Then I gave up. 😛

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  • Kailana

    This series is getting hard for me to ignore. I need to finish her… Glass Trilogy, is it called, first… I have only read the first book. This trilogy looks good, though! Normally I just buy her, but I have so many series on the go I really shouldn’t start anymore!

  • Erica

    I cannot wait for this book – I absolutely loved Inside Out, so I have been counting down the days for me to get Outside In 🙂

  • Ladytink_534

    I’ve been thinking of reading Maria V. Snyder’s Study series since I’ve heard such good things about it. If I like it I’m definitely going to pick this up.

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