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The Body Market (The Wired #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  261 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Skylar has been betrayed.

By her sister, who was willing to sacrifice Skylar for her own plans, and by Rain, who lied to her about everything.

Perhaps worst of all, Skylar and her friends failed to stop the Real World’s plans for the people who are plugged in. The Body Market is now open for business—and Inara, Skylar’s best friend, is for sale.

Shaken by the betrayal of ever
Hardcover, 409 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by HarperTeen
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(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“The Body Market was open for business.”

This was a YA sci-fi story, about people who ‘plugged in’ and lived in a virtual world, and what became of their bodies in the real world.

Skylar was an okay character and she seemed intent on doing what she was doing, even if it put her own life in danger because of it. Getting kidnapped wasn’t her finest moment though.

The storyline in this was about Skylar’s sist
Odette Knappers
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inbezit, 2017
I even loved this book better than the first one, Unplugged. I think this is the first time this has ever happened.

What I love so much about this series is that it makes me much more aware of the world we are living in. About all the little beautiful wonders we experience every single day. How much we do with and depend on technology every day.

This aspect of this book was even better worked out in the second book than in the first. Because of this, I forgave the fact that the female main charac
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Science Fiction
*Rating* 3-3.5

*MY Thoughts*

*Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*

The Body Market is the second installment in author Donna Freitas' The Wired series. Freitas has created a world where humanity split into App World, and the Real World. Skylar Cruz's family sent her to App world to give her a chance at a better life. In App World, you could be anyone, or go anywhere you like by downloading a certain app. But, in App World, she was considered to be a Single because
Dark Faerie Tales
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-tara
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: An excellent second installment in this dystopian science fiction series that is fully of action, romance, and hard choices.

Opening Sentence: I adjusted the scarf around my head.

The Review:

After reading Unplugged, I was really interested to see where the author would take the sequel. The Body Market had everything I liked about Unplugged, added an adorable romance, and clarified the rebel’s mission. The author also included some additional s
Ryn Lewis
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Skylar and her rebellious friends are back in a desperate attempt to stop the Body Market and the sale of her best friend Inara’s body. Struggling with Rain’s prior betrayal and her conflicted emotions, Skye escapes, only to be caught by a young bounty hunter named Kit. After being trapped in Kit’s cabin for days during a ferocious blizzard, Kit’s growing affection for Skye causes him to release her in exchange for her assistance saving his sister from Jude and the Body Market. Now Skye and the ...more
Remi Foliage
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
review to come
Lauren Grace
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cover-love, dystopia, 2017
The Body Market is the sequel to Unplugged, a novel I read last year. While I wouldn't necessarily call this book boring, I feel like nothing was really happening. The plans to destroy the Body Market took way to long to set in motion, and the ending was very underwhelming. But the concept is thought-provoking, and it made me realize just how dangerous technology really is, and what it could possibly lead to. Rain annoyed me a lot in this book, and Lacey was infuriating. I liked Skylar, though, ...more
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopia, young-adult
The second book in The Wired series is told from multiple points of view, and I’m kind of getting tired that this extra POV is ALWAYS the love interest’s. I would love to read more about this world, but if it’s switching between “will I ever see him again? How do I even feel about him?” and “will I ever see Skye again? How does she even feel about me?”, there’s not much difference. However, the author did manage to let these POV do more than just mope, so ten points to her.
The mandatory love tri
At the end of Unplugged, Skylar had been rescued from her sister's Body Market, but in the start of The Body Market, she is back - as a witness to the grim proceedings of human trafficking. She wants to end it all, but gets kidnapped by a bounty hunter Kit, who has his own agenda when it comes to the whole App World. Skye's approach towards the App World was based on the love she had for her family back in the Real one, but now that she has been betrayed by them, she doesn't know her exact place ...more
Teenage Reads
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: 2018, series, books-i-own
The Body Market is open. Repulsed by the idea, it was Skye who found herself in the middle of the market with one person on her mind: Inara. Put up to be sold by Jude, Skye knew it was her responsibility to protect her friend. Still, the past few months had been rough, with the wait for the Body Market to open, any chance of being with Rain out, as he not only lied to her, but was occupied with Lacy. When walking home from the market, a guy on a motorcycle kidnaps Skye, she did not put up m
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE BODY MARKET by Donna Freitas is the sequel to the young adult dystopian novel, UNPLUGGED, released in summer 2016. The sophomore book picks up where the first left off, and this time there is multi P.O.V. Not only do we have insight into Skylar’s brain, we also get a first person narrative from Rain, and a new character, Kit. Though there are moments of action here and there, this book primarily lives in the human-to-human connections and quiet conversations. Still, this novel, more so than ...more
Jessica F
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
I picked up this sequel hoping it would make good on the promise of the plot more than the first had. Boy, was I disappointed.

Imagine a world where techonology has so entranced people that they decide to plug permanently into the virtual and leave their physical bodies behind... sounds intriguing, right? The idea is just about the only good thing this series has going for it.

The bad? Almost everything else.


In addition to resorting to tired YA cliches like the love triangle, Freit
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Signpost for the Real World... It was you.

Technology: friend or foe?
Technology does alter our brain chemistry, making us dependent of it. Who doesn't have a friend who is practically glued to their phone? Can you honestly say for yourself if it's hard or easy to disconnect from the internet? Is all your information (credit cards, bank details...) stored on your phone?
What would happen if your phone died?
These books are a reminder of what can happen if we stay so dependent of technology.
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Body Market was even more exciting than Unplugged! It had lots of action and plot twists I wasn't expecting! In The Body Market Skylar, is still dealing with all the emotions caused by the events of Unplugged. Her biggest concern is keeping the body of her best friend Inara from being sold. After traveling to the market, Skylar is captured by a bounty hunter named Kit who plans to return her to her sister. In this book we get three points of view(Skylar, Rain and Kit) which works well for te ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint.
I was captured from page one and finished it in four days.

I'll admit, I was expecting a more violent ending scene. It seemed quite tame considering it had a 400 page build up, although it held enough suspense to make you unsure of how it was going to end.
The structure of the storyline in this book was great, with many conflicts happening. I wasn't quite sure how I would like the multiple perspectives when I first started reading it, but it did feed into all of thos
Jasminka Tanner
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a lot more interesting than the first book of the series, although it was still lengthy and slow at times. For the most part I enjoyed reading it. Skylar was quite a naïve character, trusting a bounty hunter against every piece of logic in her. Yeah of course, it's because of love. Ugh how stupid. Then there were Rain and Lacy. I don't know how anyone could ever like Lacy, much less fall in love with her, but I guess this is just another example of being blinded by "love".
Kerri Jones
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay so now I have to wait for the next instalment The Mind Virus so I can get to the end of this frustrating but fascinatingly absorbing YA series. The concepts are really clever as it compares the extension of the App world from how we know it to actually living and being totally absorbed in a virtual world that downloads Apps straight into your brain. I have enough interest to hang out for the final novel in the series.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-books-ever
It was alright, and the ending seemed a bit cut short like there's another book to come so I hope there is, otherwise it seems a bit unfinished.
Nicole Houser
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
WAY better than book 1. I havent read about the 3rd book yet, But I really hope it closes some open ends.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I actually preferred this to the first book, even though the love triangle was extremely unnecessary. Why do ya books need love triangles again?
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I love when the sequel is better than the first! With the arrival of a new love interest, this has renewed my interest for what's hopefully the last book!
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-scifi
Zo schrijf je een tweede deel van een trilogie!
Volledige recensie:

De Mensenmarkt heeft oprecht mijn verwachtingen overtroffen. Ik wist dat het weer tof zou worden, maar dit had ik niet zien aankomen. Je leest wat er gebeurt in de echte wereld, maar ook wat er in de appwereld gebeurd en vooral alles daartussen. Het verhaal is goed uitgewerkt met oog voor detail, waardoor je de werelden meteen voor je ziet – zelfs de magische droomwereld tussen de echte we
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zo'n goede aanvulling op unplugged. Verassende wendingen. Heel indrukwekkend beschreven.
T. Jackson
Great read.
Really great story. Loved the characters.
Fantastic Story. Could not put it down.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe that Kit betrayed her! And also, great job with the icon of the virus to be a bee, that is a great representation.
Ema Dardis
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blossom-books, 2017
It’s been several months since the first book ended and Sky still doesn’t trust Rain or anyone else who kept her in the dark about her sister and her mission. Jude has opened the body market, where people can buy the bodies, or body parts, from the people who are plugged in. These people have no idea what is happening to their bodies in the real world. Sky wants to stop this but is stopped herself when a bounty hunter kidnaps her. This young man, Kit, can buy back something very valuable to him ...more
Sep 29, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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