Inside Out (Insiders #1)
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
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 be...more
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They have 100 hours in their…moreIt explained in the book that their time system is different than hours, and that she was 17.3 years by the "old system"
They have 100 hours in their weeks. That said, I still found a bunch of places where this didn't make sense. Maybe their hours are different too?(less)
I'm not going to say much, because it's not really a book you can review in detail without giving much away.
Maria Snyder creates an intricate world which is so easy to get caught up in. I must admit, it confused the heck out of me at first and on several occasions I considered setting the book aside, but I'm so glad I didn't. I needed to do a few 'read-then-re-read's of sentences to make sure what I was reading made sense, but after you catch o ...more
Because she doesn’t connect.
But the chance to find Gateway. The chance to escape the Inside.
THAT is a challenge Trella can’t turn down.
A challenge that matters to everyone on the Inside. Enough for people to risk their lives. The workers in the ...more
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I don’t often get fangirly in my reviews, but OMG does this book make m ...more
My rating would possibly be higher, but the fact that I've read The Hunger Games this year is keeping me from liking this book any more. Comparing the two is unavoidable.
Suzanne Collins said she was watching a reality show on one channel and footage of the Iraq war on the other when she got the idea for The Hunger Games. I'll take a wild guess and say that Snyder got the idea for Inside Out while watching that great National Geographic special about the Berlin Wall. :)
Inside is an intriguing place. Divided into four levels, it is the home of the uppers and lowers, also called scrubs, and a wonder of modern technology. Especially the scrubs suffer from shortage of space and the constant presence of the Pop Cops, who ensure that everything runs smoothly and according to the Controller’s orders.
Trella is a scrub ...more
“When the effort fails, is it worth the cost?”
Inside Out is captivating read, with some surprising twists in the storyline, full of interesting sci-fi elements - if you're into that sort of thing, if not you'll struggle to get into it at the beginning. (Like me, I have to say). Characters were ok, but not truly remarkable (I hope that the second book will change that). There is little bit of romance, but no love triangle and it's not getting into the way of the story like in lot of ...more
Because of all of the amazing dystopian books that are available, this one needed to be amazing to really stand out in such a large market. And while I enjoyed it, it kind of fell flat. The premise was good and ove ...more
summary: horrible book
This book was atrocious and was the first book I've read by Maria V. Snyder I have since given her several more opportunities to "wow" me or show me what kind of writing she is capable of and each time it has been quite disappointing.
'Inside-Out' is another typical young adult dystopic, novel where the main character for some reason can change/save the world and of course has a love interest blah, blah, blah the list goes on.
The main character I found VERY ha ...more
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 book ...more
Inside Out was so good, I could not stop reading it. Ms. Snyder simply picks up the reader and drops him or her right into a new world. Usually, when you read one of her books, it takes you awhile to figure out what the heck is going on. What time era is this? What technology are they talking about ...more
I really loved this book! Everyone who enjoys sci-fi or dystopian will definitly enjoy this book too. Read it! :D
Jeg tror dette må være noen av de mest spennende bøkene jeg har lest. Det var slik at jeg hadde ly ...more
In this world where everyone lives "inside", the society is split between Uppers (living a rather ...more
I guess I'm in that minority that hates a book that everyone else loves...yet again. I mean honestly, was I just destined to be that pessimistic? I guess so. But excuse me for liking real and quality literature. Oh well, guess it's more fun to hate something then to like it.
Okay Ms Snyder, I will hand you something. You do know how to hold attention. The start intrigued me and was very climatic...except that sense of resolve was on every page of the book. It was just frustra ...more
Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia
Reason For Reading: Bio sounded good.
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No
Cliff Hanger: Kinda.
Rating: 3.5 stars
All out of ten
World Building: 8
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: The MC is great!
Worst Part: The ending flew flat.
Thoughts Had: That's it?!
Continuing the Series: Yes
Short Review: ...more
Trella is a scrub - but she's not your average scrub. She has one friend and prefers to spend her time in the pipes rather than with the overcrowded living quarters of the other scrubs. They're forced to clean the Inside for the Uppers. Trella doesn't know much about the world, but when her friend comes to her and says there's someone who wants to meet her, she's suspicious.
What she discovers is something she never imagined. Unknowingly, she starts ...more
It's a great premise and liked the charac ...more
I found the book very easy to get into, though I had trouble remembering how the weeks, hours, years and ages worked. I still don't think I really grasped it. I also had a bit of trouble visualising how inside worked and what it looked like. A lot of names were talked abou ...more
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