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Laura and Alec are a great contrast between right and wrong; is what blsckout fighting for worth the cost? Sep 09, Ivy-Sue rated it it was amazing. Apr 29, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Instead Wells uses third person past and it works.

Candace October 1st, Read the full review at A Reader of Wslls. Was it only happening in the U.

They are kept locked up and isolated until an arbitrary day when they are taken from their cells and moved into a research facility. The government then tries to recruit those teens that test positive to help them fight the war against the terrorists.

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Similar to how movies reflect the state of the country. I thought it was pretty neat cover at first. Plus we get to see how to very different characters handle the same situation. This war which is lead by teenagers in small groups doing terrorist-like attacks all over the country. At the beginning, Audrey isn’t the best person.


A virus, superhero powers, teen angst and more are in this scy-fy dystopian thriller. She really cares about doing the right thing. Is there anything in this book that would be inappropriate for ages ? Approaching the subject this superficially is disrespectful and somewhat insulting.

And the blackmail rogison in no way require Aubrey to treat Jack like he didn’t exist. I would guess that wlls potential blurb for the book might read as, “Who can you trust when your own body might betray you?

Thanks for the honest review, Giselle. Dan creates an avalanche and he and Laura seem to get caught in it. RA Posters may be freely used. I was invested into this rich and vast world right from page one and never wanted to leave. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. Known for his inception like style of writing, Robison Wells provides an interesting novel dealing with America and terrorism.

I never really connected with any of their characters and honestly, it was hard to have any sympathy for them because of their actions. Black Out is a fun read. The storyline is solid and the plot moved at a quick pace.

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Just, not sure, something didn’t do it for me to shout to the heavens about this book. He realises they are part of the terrorist organisation.

Upon finishing this book, the only feeling I can think of is disappointment. Louis Gateway Arch to the elimination of Chicago—the military has started rounding up every young person between 13 and We never really know why the terrorist terrorise or where the disease came from etc.


Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

Are they not capable of thinking and reasoning and realizing that maybe, just MAYBE, what they’re doing isn’t good? They have no demands; instead they just focus on causing as much destruction as possible. If more background information is included with book 2, I think that Blackout could become a terrific series and I do see how it would be visually stunning from a cinematic perspective.

Maja The Nocturnal Library October 1st, Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. For my first ever Robison Wells novel, I can say that I am impressed with his cast of characters. But honestly, do they not have normal human thoughts?

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I found their character development to be a bit simplistic, and my connection with them simply wasn’t there. I honestly wasn’t completely sold on the romance, just because there wasn’t that much chemistry between Jack and Audrey, but since it was more of a minor subplot than anything else, I wasn’t too bothered by it.

Click here for the latest Fresh Batch! Working in a group, the trained teenagers also each happen to have a special power that aids them in their deeds of terror. Weells is super strong, Dan can affect and move the blacout, and Alec can influence and affect the mind. A lot of details regarding U.