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Outside In (Insiders #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  9,110 ratings  ·  865 reviews

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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
Paperback, 328 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 3rd 2011)
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Maria Snyder
Aug 10, 2010 Maria Snyder rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Duh! I'm going to mark all my books with 5 stars :) I find it funny there are three reviews when the book wasn't even finished! And I'm grateful for all those who have this marked TBR - I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it :)
Despite enjoying the first book in this series, Inside Out, I went into this with low expectations. For some reason, my excitement for Trella’s world and dystopian sci-fi in general had died down considerably (I didn’t remember much about the first book or why I liked it so much anyway and therefore even reduced my rating in hindsight.) and I had heard too much about Maria Snyder’s sequel syndrome.

But I soon was immersed in the story. It was fast moving and suspenseful, portraying the time after
Lorenzio Phillibuster Fireworks
I really hate not being able to give it more stars.I LOVED the Study series. I cannot count how many times I have reread the Study series, and how many people I have told to read them. I LOVED Inside Out, though interestingly I can't really remember much of what happened in it.

But Outside In failed me. Or maybe I failed it, I'm not sure. I have spent the last four hours reading this book, and yet I don't know I could tell you what REALLY happened. I could perhaps mention a few names, and that s
***Possible spoiler alert concerning Inside Out***

2.5 stars
A rather disappointing end to the duet after the very enjoyable first book, Inside Out. Suffering from too many subplots that connected to the central story, the book just had too much going on. Each subplot that popped up was quickly taken care of in order to move on to the next scene and felt like the author was going down a checklist, "Okay, that's done, on to the next." It just wasn't very smooth at all. Most of the action was indica
Janelle Dazzlepants
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After finished Inside Out, I was so excited and anxious to get my hands on a copy of this sequel. to this day, I still cannot get over at how realistic everything is within this book. The world Snyder has crafted is absolutely fantastic and her characters are crazy awesome. So I was so excited to jump right back into Trella's world. Both books have served every little bit of nail biting action that is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Trella is the kind of kick butt character that has y ...more
The Queen of the Pipes has returned!

Me reading Outside In: What? What?? WHAT??? WHAT????

(In a totally good way--this book is full of intrigue, deceit, and stratagem. I did not see half of these twists coming!)

This is what Across the Universe should have been. Dare I say it? This is what Mockingjay should have been.

Outside In explores the question so often overlooked amidst the cheers at the end of these dystopian books once the crazy regime has been overthrown. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE REVOLUTION?
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I loved Poison Study and the entire Study series. When Inside Out was set to be released, I pre-ordered it without knowing what it was about. I loved Inside Out and was super happy to hear that Outside In was coming out.

Outside In is just as good as Inside Out and maybe even better. First, if you haven't read Inside Out,(I keep linking the titles since when I first wrote this review, I typed "Upside Down" as the book title- oops). I highly recommend reading book 1 before tackling this book. So
4.5 stars (= not as wonderful as Inside Out). Some things were pretty illogical, some things were hard to imagine and Snyder has this tendency to turn characters from good to bad to good and bad again during the course of a book. That was slightly unnerving.

But in spite of that I enjoyed myself immensely. This is when I know why I like reading best: When turning pages feels more exhiliarating that inhaling a spoon of vanilla ice-cream lathered with strawberry-sauce: I really like Trella and her
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After a brilliant and very useful recap of Inside Out, this only got better. It found it's footing immediately and ran like the wind to the closing lines.

It was so jam-packed with action, betrayals and trickery I was exhausted just reading it. It wasn't simple either. I'm impressed Snyder could fit so much in (including technical detail) and I could still follow her throughout. Something I couldn't do with the first book.

I never knew who to trust. That seems to be a real theme that Snyder just
At the end of Inside Out things seem to be working out for everyone and especially our heroine Trella. She has a boyfriend she likes, people in the Inside have found extra space where they can expand from their crowded space and the cruel Travas have lost their power. So, it is with surprise that the reader realizes at the beginning of Outside In that things are looking less than rosy for everyone after the rebellion's success. The Comittee in charge of Inside can't seem to agree on anything, sc ...more
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Outside In suffers from the same page-turning excitement The Hunger Games suffers from. I say ‘suffers’ because I suffered when I had to put it down to do normal things like eat and sleep and work. It begins a few short weeks after the end of Inside Out, and for one thing, it’s a totally awesome name for the book. Not only does it match its predecessor, but it’s actually accurate to the plot. Something from Outside wants in. How fucking sinister
It was kind of anticlimactic. I mean, there was a bunch of stuff "going on", but not much actually happening. I felt like half of it just got written to make the book bigger, and the sheep got brought into it WAY too much. It was Sheepy this and Sheepy that, and I was about to reach through the pages and strangle it. I just realized, that's pretty sad. I wanted to harm a fake sheep... But truly, Trella and Riley mentioned Sheepy almost every time they were together, which was a LOT, and she was ...more
Disappointing - this is a noticeably worse book than the first. It was kind of unnecessary, too. The first book got tied up and ended on a hopeful note — Trella and Riley got together, more space is found in the ship (howwww??? How does this ship manage to move through space???), and the revolution succeeded.

But, okay, this book. Trella sucks at managing a society. Not that she wants to do it. But everyone acts like Trella is this awesome Rebel Leader. Trella never really led anybody. She just
All Things Urban Fantasy
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There is a crucial element that I need in dystopian fiction: outrage. I want to be livid over social injustices, incensed over a suppressed people group, and furious over the futility of ever bringing about change. In INSIDE OUT, I felt all of those emotions reading about how the Uppers enslaved the Lowers and treated them like cattle. I fed on that despair and that’s what made the ending oh so good.

In OUTSIDE IN, my outrage had been downgraded to indi

I loved this book. Maybe because the first book was a lot of set up, and now that we are all on the same page this book felt like the adventure really began. I read this in one night! It's so action packed, I could not stop reading. I feel like Trella really grew up in this story. I only hope there is more.

I think the character I have most grown to love is Dr. Lamont. I loved her, hated her, despised her, and then loved her again. I felt Trella's pain on that end.

This book is a little, er, sex
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Trella thought her part was over. She led a rebellion and won Inside back from the Travas and Pop Cops. Now she's happy to give control over to a Committee.

But The Committee can't decide on anything, everyone still harbors Scrubs/Upper prejudices, Inside is practically in anarchy, and now something from the Outside wants In.

The Inside Out series is dystopia, a genre that's increasing in popularity. It's more science-fiction-y than I'm used
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
So this book brings in constant danger and war-like behavior. We find Trella is physically hurt in almost every chapter of this very fast paced action packed novel. Although there is rebellion and fighting in the first novel, this second novel takes on a whole new level. It becomes war. We see bombs, tremors, physical fighting, amazing technological torture scenes and some unbelievable surgery work from the Doctor.

Trella has started the rebellion and now she's ready to relax and enjoy the "new
Inspired Kathy
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 bee
Wow. I really enjoyed this book, as much as or more so than the first one. I really looked forward to Outside In and was excited when I received a copy to review. I really loved Trella, she is a great heroine and was fun to read. The story sucks you in and even though I had a million other things to do, I kept reading and would squeeze in reading time whenever I could. I’m definitely on Team Riley, he is a great leading man and thought he and Trella had great chemistry together. I really enjoye ...more
Jess (Gone with the Words)
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Outside In picks up soon after the end of Inside Out. Trella kind of takes a backseat to the committee, and wants to just explore more of Inside and spend more time with Riley. She feels she doesn’t have the expertise to make decisions that will impact the citizens of Inside. She doesn’t realize that the citizens of Inside see her as a leader, one who has abandoned them. There hasn
The book started with a great recap of the previous book. It served as a refresher, since it had been a while since I read the first book. Even with the intro though, I would not recommend jumping straight into book two. You'd be missing a lot of character and story development that is essential to appreciating everything that is to come.

Just like the first book, I am highly intrigued by the storyline, and still have no idea what to expect. Maria V Snyder has, once again, done an excellent job
FYI this review contains spoilers for Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, so if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you do so and then come back here.

Friends, I bow to the greatness that is the writing of Maria V. Snyder. I will admit, I was nervous when I first read Inside Out because a few friends had read it, but didn’t really enjoy it. Then I read inside out and fell in love with Trella and Sheepy and Riley. However, I wasn’t really sure where Snyder could take the story. I certainly didn’t think
Wow. Amazing! Liked it just as much as the first one, if not even more. The characters has developed hugely from the first book to this, and keeps developing through Outside In. The story wrapped up in a really good way, and sometimes it was just too exciting, haha.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say much more. But everyone has got to read Inside Out and Outside In! Both are truly amazing books, and definetely among my top favourites.
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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After being the reluctant leader of the Force of Sheep all Trella wants now is for everyone to get along with each other, spend time with Riley and exploring more of Inside, especially as the committee is not listening to her ideas. However, things are not going as anyone planned Inside, as the Scrubs and Uppers don’t like and are distrustful of each other and someone is setting explosives to sabotage the Inside. No
A worthy sequel to Inside Out, Maria V. Snyder again writes us a world we don't want to leave. I simply could not put this book down. We learn more about each character at every turn, and the consistency of Snyder's writing means the story flows seamlessly from scene to scene and character interactions feel authentic. She mentions this was book 8 for her in her credits. I say bring on book 9!

The Insiders thought they had it figured out. The Travas were incarcerated and the Pop Cops disbanded. A
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In this second installment of Maria V Snyder's Inside Out series Trella "the pipe queen" has led a rebellion against the uppers and the Trava's. Divisions between the two are supposed to be smoothed over by a committee of 19 leaders but things aren't going so hot. No one wants to work, old prejudices abound and squabbles turn into more...bombs be
Carmen Belgium
Outside In: a stunning teen read that’ll take your breath away.

This is the second book in the Inside Out series by Maria V. Snyder. Outside In is a dystopian novel where people live ‘inside’ this giant cube that floats around in Outer Space, which we discover in the first book. The cube has a specific course and in +800.000 weeks, it will finally reach its destination, which I’m guessing is Earth.

Trella, who was the key point in the Rebellion that captured the Trava family that ruled over ‘Ins
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Holy Cow what a ride! This book doesn’t stop almost from the very first page. How Trella doesn’t have an ulcer the size of a basketball is beyond me…

Outside In is the second book in this series by Maria V. Snyder. Now I don’t usually search out YA titles anymore, nor do I search out Sci-Fi Dystopian books (almost never anyways), but I really enjoy Maria’s writing and pretty much pick up every major release she puts out. And since I rea
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Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she's been ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Insiders (2 books)
  • Inside Out (Insider, #1)
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