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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If you need a refresher before the sequel is released, this is where you need to be.

Just like the mutant virus, fan appeal will quickly spread. Nick Nick’s Book Blog October 1st, She also happens to have a huge sweet tooth so she will lure you over to the dark side with baked goodies and good book recommendations. We’re strung along for the entire book and then we’re thrown half a bone. They get used by the army to try to stop kids with cooler powers. Would you use it, or would you wane away from the new reality?

Blackout plays somewhat on the fears of the people, which in turn creates such a strong emotion in readers. Yeah, I know it’s a series. The two sets of teenagers meet up later in the novel amidst turmoil in the country. I was looking for a scientific explanation for how this virus, but I never got one. Instead Wells uses third person past and it works. Kids being infected with powers?

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There was no reason for them to ever meet. Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions. Mar 08, Amber rated it really liked it Shelves: There was no reason for them to ever meet.

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Are they not capable of thinking and reasoning and realizing that maybe, just MAYBE, what they’re doing isn’t good? There is a purpose to this which we find out near the end, but it still came off as annoying and kind of a distraction at the time you read it. This book did my lil’ X-Men loving heart good!

The cover of the book was a little misleading when I got it. Working in a group, the trained teenagers also each happen to have a special power that aids them in their deeds of terror.

In the beginning, while the two groups are still together, the second group of teens Alec, Laura and Dancommits unspeakable acts of violence without any real reason or justification. And WHO made up this plan?? A really great review, Giselle! Thanks for the great review Giselle! The world set up in this one was really interesting, but I think that my problem is that I didn’t connect with the majority of the characters.

A lot of welks regarding U.

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Oh wait, some did go and form a protest. I hope there are more answers in the sequel. Filled with suspension and haunting scenes, Black Out is a dramatic blend of realism and science fiction. He’s just one of those guys who is genuinely really, really nice.

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This was just a group of teens with superpowers going around killing people and causing natural disasters for no apparent reason other than because they can. This remind anyone else of The Darkest Minds? The story alternates point of views between chapters and we are soon introduced to who I feel are the true main characters of BlackoutJack and Aubrey.


Supposedly one of the characters, Dan, had a relationship with the terrorists due to support of his mother. I am still going to give it a try.

But it does seem like an interesting and unique book. Didn’t really like it and didn’t grab my attention. What a huge disappointment.

She’s also the mind behind Xpresso Book Tours. Maya The Book Nook October 2nd, That is basically all we get as far as world building.

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Not only is this world dark and strange, it’s one of the most unique settings I’ve ever seen done. Nov 18, Dylan rated it really liked it.

It would have helped if we had gotten some world building, surely. It sucks because the summary of the book sounds good. I did enjoy the reading experience though so I do think I will continue with the next book and hope that we are given more answers.

What are they trying to terrorise, while some answers were hinting throughout, this lack of world building let down not only my wflls towards the characters but also to my overall attention to this book. 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. I really liked Audrey as a character, mainly because she was flawed.