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Friday, 21 January 2011

Read, Review, Recommend (3)

Amber from Books of Amber is guest posting and has a great review to share with you all!. She is a UK blogger like me and her blog is just fab. Not only does she write reviews but she also does video reviews on her youtube channel. Stop by her blog today!

Inside Out by Maria V Snyder

Inside Out - Maria V. SnyderHaving never read any of Maria V Snyder’s works in the past, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I bought it from Amazon. However, what I found was an epic dystopian novel packed with a fast paced plot and fun, interesting and well developed characters. 

The world in which the novel is set was brilliantly described by Snyder, and I felt so absorbed in the book it was as if I was actually there in the Inside, living through Trella’s eyes. There was history behind everything, and I loved delving deeper and deeper and learning so much about the scrubs and the uppers. The division of the classes was brilliantly done, along with the descriptions of the levels and just the Inside in general. 

Trella, our main protagonist, is a scrub who lives on the lower levels, earning her living through cleaning the pipes that are all over the Inside. She’s a fantastic main character, I really loved her voice and her personality, and I felt she was the perfect choice to lead a rebellion against those who control her. Usually I dislike female lead characters as they tend to have a very annoying voice, and are extremely whiney. However, Trella has neither of those equalities which is why I loved her.

The ending was a huge surprise, which I did not see coming, and it left me wanting so much more! Luckily I had a galley of the second book, Outside In, waiting for me to open and start reading!


What a great review! I bought this book a few weeks ago because she recommended that I read it and I can't wait to start it. Add it to your TBR piles today! Stop by her blog! You won't regret it!


  1. Sounds great! Lovely post Amber. I already visit your blog regularly :)

  2. Thanks Alice, you're so lovely! Thanks for having me :)

    The Slowest Bookworm - Thank you so much :D You're brilliant :D

  3. Nice review! I have this on my library pile but I wasn't feeling particularly motivated. Amber, your review has helped. Thanks!

  4. The Slowest Bookworm: Doesn't she has such a great blog!

    Amber: Thanks for participating. It was lots of fun :) Great review!

    Small Review: I saw it a few times too and I kind of put it off but Amber got me so excited about it!

  5. You already had me excited about reading this when I watched your video review so now I'm even more excited! :)

  6. Awesome awesome review! I keep pondering this series, and now I'm sold :)

    Great job, both Amber and Alice!

  7. Thanks Melissa :) Amber really knows how to sell a book doesn't she?

  8. Great review, Amber! I'll have to pick up this book the next time I come across it. I love dystopias. :P

    Thanks for hosting this Read, Review, Recommend, Alice! (Oh, and I will send my RRR to you today over Goodreads. I'm putting the finishing touches on it now as we speak!) :D

  9. You're welcome :) It is a lot of fun! Thanks Emi! I am really looking forward to reading it!

  10. Thank you Emi! I'm glad I was able to get you all interested! :D


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