Homeland meets Marie Lu’s Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called “a thrilling combination of Wells’s trademark twi. Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to ever meet. But now, a. Blackout. Robison Wells. BookPage review by Angela Leeper. Web Exclusive – October 03, After three weeks of nonstop terrorist attacks.

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Have your senses heightened to unnatural levels? The ending delivers in more way than one, and Wells makes it really obvious that the tale isn’t over.

You can also subscribe without commenting. Mild spo See this review and others like robieon at BadassBookReviews. Aubrey and Jack are high school students; they’ve known one and another for most of their lives and have been friends. They get used by the army to try to stop kids with cooler powers. Latest posts by Giselle see all.

The Bloggers Giselle Giselle is a wife and mother who lives on books and coffee – what else is there? They make great partner and really complement one another. Is it a post-apocalyptic novel? I loved this contrast between good and evil! Was it only happening in the U. Two interesting things happened last month: Wells leaves just enough gobison ends and intrigue to entice readers back for a sequel. Blackout is, simply put, epic.

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This book felt very X-Men-esque. She likes her characters bad-ass, her plots full of action and her fair share of gore – though she will indulge in a chick-lit here and there. Which is one of the reasons why teens need to be reading books like this. This book is NOT about zombies.


I thought the idea of it all was creative and exciting. This one was a wwlls better than I remembered! Sep 04, Mykia rated it it was ok Shelves: Upon finishing this book, the only feeling I can think of is disappointment. The Lambdas as people with these abilities are called are put through rigorous training to fight a rebel group of Lambdas who are using their powers for terrorism this is where the 24 aspect comes in. I’m not going to give this the benefit of a great and well thought out review stating all the problems as this novel didn’t even give me an enjoyable read to begin with.

The cover of the book was a little misleading when I got it. Jack was the saving grace of this, because it sure as hell wasn’t Laura or Alec or even Aubrey, who I robisob warm up to microscopically once she stopped being totally stupid.

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My last little nitpick was with the ending of the book. But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. It’s a shame, really, because until a bit passed the middle – which is when I realized this book wasn’t really going anywhere – I was quite enjoying it. It had great aspects, but I just didn’t understand what it was all about.

Thanks for the great review Giselle! Nov 23, Zoe rated it it was ok Shelves: Although YA is her current favorite she has a wide variety of genres that she enjoys. The two sets of teenagers meet up later in the novel amidst turmoil in the country. There is nothing in the way Wells wrote their characterization that makes them particularly memorable or special, and I found them to be quite forgettable.


But as I read it I thought, would teens today even question it if the government came in and rounded them all up as they do in this book? Known for his inception like style of writing, Robison Wells provides an interesting novel dealing with America and terrorism. Not because of the age difference, as I am an adult, but because the focus wasn’t on anyone in particular, but all over the place.

Another small annoyance was how randomly, between random paragraphs, we’d get some sort of journal entry from an anonymous person complaining about something or someone of irrelevance.

I think I shall wait till book 2 comes out and see if people say it gets better. There are no mentions of blackotu or anything, and there doesn’t seem to be any parents that question why their children weren’t returned. There was sort of a mini bomb dropped at the end, and I’m really curious to see how it develops in the second book! But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. I spent the entire book Let us start with the things I liked about this book it will be a much shorter list.

Where did it come from? Jack and Aubrey rrobison high school students.

That was until Aubrey found out she could become invisible whenever she wished and befriended the most popular girl in the school where she’d spy on her fellow school mates in exchange for popularity.

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