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 . This page digital original novella introduces readers to Blackout, a series by acclaimed author Robison Wells that combines the high-stakes intensity of t. Blackout. Robison Wells. BookPage review by Angela Leeper. Web Exclusive – October 03, After three weeks of nonstop terrorist attacks.
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Thanks for the honest review, Giselle. Will teens today even know to question these type of revelations and wonder why they should be concerned? Apr 29, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Blackoutin a sense, is the coming together of four very unlikely people and the circumstances that bring them together.
If you are looking for a dystopian novel, there are so many better options out there. Filled with suspension and haunting scenes, Black Out is a dramatic blend of realism and science fiction. 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.
In any case, barring someone saying it gets better and actually makes you care, I won’t be coming back for seconds. I think that her and Jack are what kept my interest.
Laura has super human strength whereas Alec can dells images in other people’s mind with his brain. Blackout is, simply put, epic. I don’t feel like they are attacking the government for a reason or to try to make things better, it just seems like children using their newfound super powers to throw tantrums. These relationships add to the daunting twist and turns that he creates along with thrilling shocks that seem to come from all angles haunting the reader.
As is, I don’t think that I will be continuing with the series. Is it a war story? RA Posters may be freely used.
Recaptains is the only site you’ll ever need when you forget what happens in a series. Mar 08, Amber rated it really liked it Shelves: I wish I could learn some of his tricks.
I was looking for a scientific explanation for how this virus, but I never got one. Basically we’ve got these kids who have a virus that gives them powers. The end felt like Robinson Wells just blackokt it all to be done and over-with, bringing the text to a “close” rapidly and poorly.
Not because of the age difference, as I am an adult, but because the focus wasn’t on anyone in particular, nlackout all over the place. Though I am quite certain that I’ll be looking out for more of Robison Wells’ books! Leaving victims with symptoms that range from laughable hot breath that can boil coffee to deadly superhuman strength that can crush bonesthe X-Men -like virus has given Aubrey the power to become invisible.
The plot isn’t all that complex, but when the ride is this fun, it didn’t bladkout to me at all.
Well, I was really hoping this would be better. Kids being infected with powers? In conclusion, don’t waste your time on this book. The ending delivers in more way than one, and Wells makes it really obvious that the tale isn’t over.
Hmm, not sure if I want to pick this one up after reading your review. A Library Journal Movers and Shaker: She has no idea where it came from or whether or not something is ‘wrong’ with her; all she knows is that Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews Blackout started out incredibly strong!
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I’m a huge sucker for post-apocalytpic, dystopian novels, and the fantastic thing about Blackout is that it brings something new and fresh to the table. The students that are identified as Lambdas are separated from the rest of the group and are locked into cells. Wells leaves robispn enough loose ends and intrigue to entice readers back for a sequel.
The big bummer for me was how long we had to wait to get any answers, and even then we only got a tiny snippet. I loved the boackout, the mystery, and the suspense.
Robison Wells plays on so many levels of good vs. That is basically all we get as far as world building. Blackout plays somewhat on the fears of the people, which in turn creates such a strong emotion in readers. Sep 01, Naoms rated it liked it. It was all blackmail. Enhanced memory and comprehension. Canadian blogger, wife, mother, coffee lover, and blckout at heart!
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.