Inside Out (Insiders #1) by Maria V. Snyder
My Copy: eBook
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
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 become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
What you’re in for: First person narration. Scrubs. Prophets. Population Control Police (aka Pop Cops). Upper levels and lower levels. Sacrifices. Women in charge are called “Sir”! Hope. Living in fear. Surprises. More surprises. Unique and captivating story. Torture. Death.
My thoughts: Unique, with unexpected twists and turns. It’s not often lately that I read a truly unique dystopian novel. This was refreshing. And the fact that it was able to surprise me made it even better.
However, certain other aspects could have been improved upon, such as character development, the romance (I mean, the story totally just blew off Trella’s first kiss like it was nothing; wasn’t feeling any feels when it came to the romance), and a couple plot holes.
I did enjoy the book as a whole, though, and I look forward to reading the sequel.
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