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Maria V. Snyder's Outside In

MilSciFi's review of Maria V. Snyder's Outside In



Author Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Synder


Author: Maria V. Snyder
Title: Inside Out
Genre: Science Fiction
Sub-genre(s): Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 315
Size:  8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches

Format: Trade Paperback
Cover: Color, Digital
Illustrations: None

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 978-0-373-21006-0

Other Books In Series:
Outside In, 978-0-373-21011-4

Maria V. Snyder's, Inside Out Reviewer Danielle Ackley-McPhail


Reviewed for by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

There is an adage from George Orwell's Animal Farm: "Might Makes Right". That phrase could have been the template for life within the Cube. Grim existence for the lower class, dubbed Scrubs for the manual labor that characterizes their lives; blind acceptance and a more comfortable enslavement for the majority of the Uppers; and unrivaled power for the House that seized control, ruthlessly crushing any dissidence.

And so life went on for countless generations, few questioning or testing the boundaries of their roles. But there were some. There are always some. And their rallying cry, Gateway, a legendary portal that would release them from the world of the Cube.

In this gripping, gritty book Snyder masterfully paints an existence against which we all wish to rebel. She creates a landscape familiar enough to engage the reader, but foreign enough to make them uncomfortable with the restrictions that come with it.

As the back of the book says, "Trella is a scrub. A nobody." Until she says no more, giving birth to a rebellion that turns the world of scrubs and uppers and Pop Cops on its ear.

I give this book an 8 for military content and a 10 out of 10 for damn near everything else, can't wait to crack the cover on Outside In!


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