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(Insiders #1-2)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  948 ratings  ·  68 reviews
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….

Trella was just doing a favor for a friend—her only friend. Hiding an injured man from the Pop Cops seemed
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Paperback, 600 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Harlequin Books (first published December 20th 2011)
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Olivia Sorry this is delayed, it states in the book what it is. It's one hundred weeks. Everything in Inside is kept simply to 10 and powers of 10. It's kind…moreSorry this is delayed, it states in the book what it is. It's one hundred weeks. Everything in Inside is kept simply to 10 and powers of 10. It's kind of the Insider's equivalent to a year (but years are still called years by the elderly people who were still around when years were used).(less)

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Maria V. Snyder
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
5 stars just for the fantastic deal! Two books, INSIDE OUT and OUTSIDE IN for $8.99 US - that's cheaper than one book!

And, according to my Aunt Bette, "It's better than The Hunger Games." She's so sweet :)
Priscilla
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Initial thoughts
1. The setting/world building was quite difficult for me imagine. How time/age is broken down into weeks/hours was kind of confusing, and there was nothing particularly unique in this world that really grabbed me.
2. I wasn't feeling Trella's character. I could empathize with her need to find quiet and solitude amidst her fellow scrubs, but her cold/unfriendly actions toward them seemed unwarranted. Maybe because there wasn't enough backstory of her character to give me an insig
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eileen
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

After going an extremely long time without reading a dystopian, which is one of my favorite genre types, I was majorly excited to crack down on Inside! Inside is made up of two books, Inside Out and Outside In, in a special edition.

On Inside's world, something that completely captivated me was the premise of the story. Despite the fact that the world building lacked a little bit, using pipes throughout the entire complex of In
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Leah
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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Ashley Lewis
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, since this book was two books in one, it's kind of hard to do the review seperately but I'm gonna try

Inside Out:
I'll admit it took a minute to get into it but for me, it was only because the setting was kind of confusing but other than that it was really good.
Outside In:
The only thing I really have to say about this one is Ch. 10 almost killed me

This was the first Maria V Snyder series I've read that didn't have smut XD (well, it kind of did but not like her other series). This was a really
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Emily Blake
*A copy was provided by The Great and Mighty and Awesome Maria V. Snyder for review purposes*

Note: Since there are two different books in this edition, I will be doing two seperate reviews

Inside Out
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Maria V. Snyder is easily my most favorite fantasy writer ever, so I was excited to see what she would do with her dystopian series. The things that really stand out to me about her other series (the Study series and the Healer series) is that they have REALLY kick-ass main f
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Meaghan R. (YA-aholic)
INSIDE
4 stars
(would have been 5 if the writing was better!)

i really enjoyed this first part of the 2 book story.

the writing could have been improved some, but it wasn't terrible.

the standard
i vs me
whom vs who
mistakes that are all to common in ya books...they're there in adult too....not mutually exclusive to YA.

it took me FOREVER to realize what was inside and what was outside. i'm normally really good at inkling up clues, but i had not the tiniest inkling until it was revealed. and when it was,
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Shanan
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Kendra
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
(This is a review of Outside In. Check out my review of Inside Out and others on my book blog: inmybooknook.blogspot.com)


Outside In picks up a few months from where it's predecessor left off. The Pop Cops have been taken out of power and a Committee has been chosen to run Inside. The extra levels which Trella discovered are being developed into living space, and Trella and Riley are in a relationship. However, there is some conflict between scrubs and Uppers, when it comes to dividing power and
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Mackenzie
This book, or to be technically correct, books, were not what i had thought they'd be. ET AL. I guess this is the second true Sci-Fi i've read. (Second to the Host, which many would say is not a real sci fi.) so it would be fair to assume it's my first true true sci fi, in space and all that. I never expected it to be like it was.
Trella, Sadie, Queen of the Pipes, no matter how many monikers she has, the girl is awesome. I absolutely love her to death. Her attitude, her morale, her strategies,
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Yael
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The Inside series is the story of Trella, a scrub in the lower levels of the cube her world is. She works in the pipes all day and seems to prefer the company of her cleaning troll rolled up in one of them instead of the company of her fellow scrubs- she is a total loner.
Inside is devided to 4 levels- two buttom ones where the lowers, which are thousands of scrubs, live and work and two top ones where the uppers live. When Trella meets an Upper named Riley in an unexpected place, they soon beco
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Melinda
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was a combination of concepts and traits from Twilight, Hunger Games and the Uglies series all wrapped up in one with many new twists and turns, and I think I've enjoyed it just as much, if not more. The actions and drama drew me in right away!

Trella is very similar to Katnis in Hunger Games because she wanted to fight against opression, and was torn between two men whom she cared for. Also in the aspect that she never wanted kids because they're doomed to be scrubs and she didn't wan
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Stefanie
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Inside Out and Outside In were very entertaining and fast-paced. You feel empathetic toward the Scrubs and understand the hostility between the Scrubs and the Uppers. However, as enjoyable as the novel was, it would have gotten 5 stars if it had incorporated/answered the following:
1: The writing had room for improvement; some phrases were badly-written and it was too simple in its choice if words.
2: No matter what happens, Trella's pain tolerance is unbelievable. I refuse to believe a girl can
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Tricia C
Dec 22, 2011 rated it liked it
I've had Inside on my shelf for forever, and on my e-shelf for even longer, so I finally just had to make myself pick it up. I surprised myself by just how much I liked this book. I was expecting something sort of bland and emotionless. On the contrary, Inside was spicy enough to keep me interested while not going overboard. There was even a small, unexpected romance! I don't know why I didn't expect that, but I didn't. It didn't seem like that kind of book. There was no strong language or overl ...more
Jo Ann
Inside is a two novels in one book 'Inside Out' and 'Outside In', They both are very fast paced and I found myself turning pages because I wanted to know more about "inside", the people, where they came from and why they were all inside?

In the first novel we meet Trella a lowly scrub who leads a rebellion to free her people from the uppers and the pop cops. We also learn that inside is a spaceship traveling to some planet.

In the second novel the uppers and the scrubs are finally united but try
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Amanda Leon
I liked this duology, it was fun and super fast to read both installments.

Inside Out review: http://www.readsbyamanda.com/2016/10/...

Outside In review: http://www.readsbyamanda.com/2016/11/...

If you like my reviews, check out my beauty and book blog, ReadsByAmanda.com! Thanks for reading! :)
Meaghan
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Probably my 4th reread of this series and it never fails to make me happy and nostalgic. I first read this book going through a tough time and it was the one thing that kept me happy. It also helped my love of reading grow even stronger. Trella, Riley, and the whole Force of Sheep hold a special place in my heart. Thank you, for this series.
Natalina
Jan 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, didn-t-finish
This volume was a 2-in-1, and I enjoyed the first book a lot, making me want to read the second one. But the second wasn't as good as I had hoped. I began putting it aside a lot when I reached the last hundred pages or so. Overall, it's a well-written book with an interesting plot, but based off the books I've read in the past it isn't really anything new.
Brenda
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book
I read this duo book because I really enjoy this author. This story was very action packed. I did enjoy the innocent romance. As a reader my imagination was really stretched. I had not exspected all the twists and turns the author threw at the reader. This book was well worth the time it took to read it.
Natalie Cooper
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lots of action and twists, hard to put down.
Danielle
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-future
WAS HARD TO GET INTO IT BUT LOVED IT ONCE I WAS ABLE TO GET PAST THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: An Inside Novel
Category: Teen
Amanda
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
A great YA series.

You can never go wrong with Maria V Snyder books.
Suz
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Audrey
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maria-v-snyder
It took me a little to adjust to this series but once I got into the story I couldn't put it down. As with all her books, Maria absolutely delivers
Kellie
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
The ending with books I had a problem with, but I really did enjoy them.
Michelle Wrona
This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews!

*DNF @ 150 pages*

Man, I don't even know how to word this review. I hate DNFing a book, but when I have to, I feel like the whole event that has just passed was a catastrophe. And with Inside Out, my love for dystopian books are slowly fading away as this was a disaster-novel and there wasn't one thing that I liked about it. Shall we rant? We shall rant.



After this horrid rant, I know that you all will be wait
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Griselda Chapulin
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. The story was amazing. It had the right amount of romance. It was action packed. Trella is a brave and strong women who isn't afraid to protect those she loves. She would go to any lengths necessary to protect them. Even if it cost her her life. Just amazing.
It took me just a week to read this. Amazing.
Melissa Medina
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I am a fan of Maria V. Snyder, and while I did not dislike her Insider series, I felt like it is not quite as good as her Study series and the Glass series.

With Snyder's fantasy novels, I have no problem visualizing what is going on. But in this Sci-Fi novel, I had more trouble understanding everything. The narrator of the Inside Series is a young girl who has no scientific or technical knowledge (in fact, many of the characters do not have an understanding of the technology that runs their dist
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Melody
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lately I've had some trouble finding a 4-5 star book that I'm willing to read, but 2 weeks ago I picked a book off of my LA teachers bookshelf at random and found Inside/Inside Out/Outside In. The beginning was a little slow, but once it started getting into the action I was reading for hours at a time.
This book is about a colony of people who are confined to Inside, the giant metal box that is home to the "high rank" uppers and common folk lowers or scrubs. Scrubs do the dirty work while uppe
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