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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,376 ratings  ·  170 reviews
Shay Remby and her gang of renegades struck a blow to the sinister Singular Corporation. In a daring raid, they rescued Shay’s brother, Odin, from a covert Singular lab. They also liberated a damaged girl. A girl who literally knows too much.

On the surface, Singular’s a biotech company creating prosthetics for veterans. But Shay and Odin have discovered that beneath the sh
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Michael crage No way would I call it a YA book. Having read two books of the series now (and anxiously awaiting the 3rd), they are nothing like books I was given to…moreNo way would I call it a YA book. Having read two books of the series now (and anxiously awaiting the 3rd), they are nothing like books I was given to read as a YA.(less)
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The second book of a trilogy has a tendency to drag a little to set up for grand finale in the third book. This was NOT the case for Outrage. This is an action packed suspense story that I really enjoyed. Tara Sands, the narrator for the first audio book returns for the second installment. I have grown used to her style and find that it works well enough.

If you can't turn off your "reality checker," the story might be a tough read. The story and action sequences are pretty much like a Hollywood
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to Uncaged. Although this is labeled as a teen novel, I have enjoyed both books (and yes there will be a third in the series next year. The teens with their adult helpers are a very interesting cast if characters and I have enjoyed getting to know them all.
Veda Shah
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this book and it was amazing. I couldn't put the book down. I just spent the whole day reading this book because it was THAT GOOD. I'm also really sad because the book just ended of in the middle of nowhere. Then I find out that there is another book coming out in 2016. Like WTH. IM ALSO RLLY PISSED!!!! I need that book now PRONTO. ...more
Timothy Baldwin
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is fast paced and picks up right where Book 1 left off and with very little “reminders” about what had happened in the previous book.
Justin Spiekermann
The book Outrage by John Sandford and Michele Cook is about a band of teenagers who are originally just standing up for animal rights. They find out a company called Singular is experimenting horribly with animals and go on a raid of one of their labs to find out more and do some damage. During this raid they find the company is doing work on humans to make them live forever, and they are treating these prisoners like lab rats. The teens do a lot more harm to Singular then they expected, and Si ...more
Jay Guelfi
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
quick read, suspenseful.
Robyne (grl-1der-reader)
Entertaining. Not as good as book one, but worth reading
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a 3-4 star book. Gave it a 3 since it ends with a cliffhanger. AARRGGH I don't like those. On the other hand the character development is great! AND it is a good thing I can read the 3rd book in a couple weeks to find out the REAL ending :) ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a series and is most certainly leading to a third, which I will definitely read. What starts out as a young animal rights group freeing some from a particular center turns into much more. Very intriguing, full of adventure, danger, and on the spot decisions for this young group.
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thriller
"Outrage" the nerve-racking sequel in John Sandford and Michele Cook's exciting Singular Menace series begins after the escape of Shay's brother Odin and a Chinese prisoner from a secret Singular Laboratory. With a head full of wires and nodes and bound in chains, Shay and her friends soon discover that Fenfang holds the sporadic memories of U.S. Senator Charlotte Dash and whenever her alter personality surfaces Singular is not far behind.

Struggling to expose the corporate giant who's experimen
This is the second entry in a trilogy, it ends with a cliffhanger forcing the reader to read the 3rd book to find out what happens. Most books by Sandford, even though they are part of a series are stand alone. This series is meant for YA readers. The lines between good/evil are quite blurred. Will finish but I am not that impressed with this series.
Mukta Mohapatra
I don't know if there was too long a gap from when I read the first book, but this fell really flat for me.

Singular is still trying to create immortality by putting people's memories in younger people. They hope to transfer the whole personality at some point. A lot of powerful people are involved including the VP of the USA. The rich and powerful hope to live forever and they don't care who gets hurt in the process.

Our group is still trying to stop them. They meet one of Singular's victims, Fe
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#2 in The Singular Menace series. This series is listed as YA, but it's a full adult readable action thriller. The group allied against Singular Corp. is comprised mostly of teens, including the 16 year old, unbelievably precocious Shay Remby, who had gotten involved, Uncaged (2014), when her autistic, animal rights, brother Odin went missing. This entry has plenty of action but ends in a cliffhanger; however #3 Rampage (2016) is already scheduled for publication.

Singular Menace series - YA - S
Garlan ✌
I was a little disappointed in this one. I'm a big Sandford fan, and I enjoyed the first book in the series well enough. This one just had a little too much teen angst for me to fully enjoy. The characters are all identified by just one name (Cade, Twist, Shay, Harmon, etc..), even the antagonists are identified in the same way. Its a petty thing to bother me, but it just felt too forced - like most of the action throughout the book. Its amazing how teenagers can outwit mature ex-Seals and CIA b ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-2-prime

Outrage: The Singular Menace, Book 2

•by John Sandford & Michele Cook

Shay Remby (age 16) and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation. When they rescued Shay’s brother, (18-year-old) Odin, from a secret Singular lab, they also liberated a girl. Singular has been experimenting on her, trying to implant a U.S. senator’s (Senator Charlotte Dash) memories into her brain—with partial success. Fenfang is now a girl who literally knows too much.

Begins just where bo
I was annoyed that there was no real ending for the book. Hubby picked this out as an audio book that we could listen to on drives. Interesting plot, interesting characters, but I didn’t like the reader and the various voices. And I really didn’t like that I must read the next book to get an ending.
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decided to finish all my half read books.

This was okay. I had read the first one. - so wanted to to see what happens
It was just okay.

Off to,the next half read book
Taylor Berman
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, physical-arc
This series is so freaking good. SO GOOD. I can't believe I have to wait over a year for the third book though. It's just too long! And this ends on such a cliffhanger, ahhh! ...more
Scott A. Miller
Great action and story but no resolution. This didn’t have to be 3 books…
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only have around 13 months until the final book! ;o)
fred shaffer

The outrage is you have to go to book 3 to see the ending! Not sure if it will happen then! Great fan of Sandford but wasn't looking for a tv series!
William McGinn
2.5/4 B-

It's been about two years since I read, enjoyed and reviewed the duo's first novel, Uncaged. I remember saying if Sly Cooper teamed up with a master thief who recruited kids, that would be the novelization. I rated it 3 stars, and I guess while there was a cliffhanger, the character that met his match was one I didn't care much for, so I didn't feel the urge to bite my fingernails off and promise I wouldn't cut my toenail even if it got ingrown until I got my hands on a copy of the seque
Keith Bates
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Outrage,” the second book in the series The Singular Menace created by John Sandford and Michele Cook, was very enjoyable because it was exciting from the beginning to the end. Like the first book in the series, I selected it because it took place in the modern era which is the time period I grew up in. It also got my attention because it was about people on the run, so I knew it would be full of action and suspense. It exceeded my expectations for the action, suspense, and character developme ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this second book in the series. It ended with a cliff hanger to get you to read the next book in the series.
In this story Shay and her friends free her brother Odin and an Asian woman who has been experimented on. After figuring out what has happened to the woman they go after the Singular company trying to find where some others have been hidden and stop them doing human experiments. They want to expose the awful things they are doing. They are on the run a lot hiding their location fr
Donna Siebold
While rescuing her brother from Singular's prison, Shay and her friends also rescue FenFang. She is a Chinese girl whose brain has been invaded by Singular. They implanted electrodes into her brain - a cluster of wires and beading which cause her to have seizures and without treatment, will ultimately kill her.

Memories belonging to a Senator have been planted in her brain, and this personality is attempting to take over FenFang's thoughts and actions.

With the help of a few people inside the Si
Heard this on CD. Second book in the "Singular Menace" trilogy. Picks right up from the end of "Uncaged" (book 1) and takes off at full speed. My only complaint with the book is that it really can't be fully enjoyed as a standalone book - too much back story you need to know, although the authors did a pretty good job of catching new readers up, and book two leaves the reader at a major cliffhanger - it does not give the reader a satisfying ending. Didn't bother me too much as I fully intended t ...more
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so well thought out. It's a tightly woven story of teens and their supporters fighting to expose the heinous experimentation a company named Singular does on kidnapped human victims. These protagonist heroes lives (or, really, anti-heroes) are on the line and they have to figure out how to outrun, out maneuver, out think a company full to the brim of military type enemies who are hunting them down. This series has been a delight thus far--suspenseful, stimulating-- and keeps you wan ...more
Bonnie Holladay
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't heard of this trilogy, so when I found Outrage I was surprised, I thought I had read all the Sandford books! When I got home I realized it was the middle book of a trilogy. Since stores are closed for the pandemic, I went ahead and read it anyway. It is really a YA book, but I have enjoyed many books in that genre. I did enjoy it, wish I could have started with book one Uncaged,but I'll get to it when the stores open again. ...more
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John Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the Univer

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