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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We’re strung along for the entire book and then we’re thrown half a bone. Wells leaves just enough loose ends and intrigue to entice readers back for a sequel. We strictly concentrate on these character’s lives and present thoughts which gives us a very narrow view of everything. Dan creates an avalanche and he and Laura seem to get caught in it.

When her alcoholic, good-for-nothing father rats her out for beer money, Aubrey, along with classmate and occasional high school janitor Jack, ends up in a military compound meant to weed out Lambdas, or teens infected with a virus that attacks developing brains.

Aylee October 2nd, Terrorism is something we all have to live with to some degree and the psychology of it, the motivations of these terrorists is a great foundation for a book. There’s a little violence, but nothings that’s described in a gory sort of way. Laura has super human strength whereas Alec can plant images in other people’s mind with his brain.

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Jack and Aubrey are high school students. I hope there are more answers in the sequel.

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She has no idea where it came from or whether or not something is ‘wrong’ with her; all she knows is that she can do it. As for this book being realistic, however, it was definitely not. I just never learn, it seems. Half of robisom story revolves around Jack and Laura, two typical high schoolers who become infected with the virus.


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I highly recommend this book. When a mysterious disease passes through America, one that only affects teenagers and leaves them with supernatural powers, the four are brought together as they realize the truth about the situation they are in. My only issue with Blackout is that it is coming out at the end of a year when there have already been a lot — and I do mean A LOT — of books that involve teen characters that have some type of X-Men like abilities. Once I got going I did like Audrey and her story line.

The characters were boring, and the I can’t believe the author who wrote Variant and Feedback wrote this. I found their blackou development to be a bit simplistic, and my connection with them simply wasn’t there. One of the best things about Science Fiction is how it can make us think about the things happening in our world by creating an abstract version of the world that challenges our current beliefs. And the blackmail did in no way require Aubrey to treat Jack like he didn’t exist. How did the virus work, why were some people effected and not others?

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. Disappear at any moment in time? But despite that, I still enjoyed the book. Still, the perspectives were quite a mouthful to digest and since I was more enticed by Audrey and Jack’s story, therefore I only blackoyt anticipated their chapters.

I felt so distant from their characters because we never truly learned why they nlackout in the first placeand I found myself wanting some answers in that regard. The two sets of teenagers meet up later in the novel amidst turmoil in the country.

I robuson it to review also, but I am kind of not wanting to at this point. At first, the focus switches between two groups of teens from one chapter to the next, but as they get separated, the number of robisson increases. Some of the teens are used by a terrorist group to attack the United States so the military swoops in and takes all of the teens to what are basically internment camps.


Imagine you’re a teen finding out you have a superpower. There was no reason for them to ever meet.

ODell Book Twirps October 1st, Is there more to be revealed behind this seemingly unimportant yellow powder?? Each is tested for the spreading virus and all are found infected with supernatural abilities. Books by Robison Wells.

He’s just a regular guy, but he’s such a sweetheart! And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.

Though I am quite certain that I’ll be looking out for more of Robison Wells’ books! Michelle Book Briefs October 1st, For my first ever Robison Wells novel, I can say that I am impressed with his cast of characters.

At least, the action part was well written. Miranda Mowbray Tempest Books. Good teenagers are in conflict with bad teenagers and seemingly every adult in existence; adults can’t be trusted as authority figures because they aren’t special and they exploit the people who are.

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Is there anything in this book that would be inappropriate for ages ? Per wells, we have three teen trained terrorists. Supposedly one of the characters, Dan, had a relationship with the terrorists due to support of his mother. This war backout is lead by teenagers in small groups doing terrorist-like attacks all over the country. A small romance does develop between Audrey and Jack, but it was far from the center of the story. The characters were also fairly interesting though the narrative switches were sometimes sloppy.

Plus, lack of world-building?

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