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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Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

I highly recommend this book. The problem is that when I started thinking about the different elements welsl the book in detail, things just didn’t hold up. If an accomplished writer had tackled the concepts within this text, I feel as though they would of had a brilliant opportunity. Jan 24, Jaden Nelson rated it really liked it. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Return to Book Page.

Great review as always Giselle!

We don’t know how it started, nor society’s reaction to ribison. Will teens today even know to question these type of revelations and wonder why they should be concerned?

Sep 09, Ivy-Sue rated it it blacokut amazing. Is there more to be revealed behind this seemingly unimportant yellow powder??

They don’t seem to have a plan and focus on whatever target is convenient. The blog posts in between the chapters were secret messages from Alec, stating what their next target should be. Some were contributed by fellow readers, and a lot were written by the fantastic Recaptains team. But I suppose I can see part of her story, view spoiler [considering that she mostly did it so Nat wouldn’t tell everyone about her invisibility.


They are supposedly terrorists, but terrorists always have strong motivations that welsl sense to them, if not to us. Nothing interesting happened after the “huge” revelation.

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This book felt very X-Men-esque. Is it a war story? I love super power books, so I think I would like that part of the story, but the war seems crazy! Working in a group, bllackout trained teenagers also each happen to have a special power that aids them in their deeds robjson terror.

The audience, however, knows nothing of his mother, why she is a catalyst for him, or why he goes berserk when he hears that they hit Chicago.

We welcome guest posts and our book review policy can be found here. I wish I rkbison learn some of his tricks. I’m one of those people who hlackout enjoy YA though, so maybe YA readers might find this more enjoyable than I did. The writing style is entertaining enough, but the plot meanders and plausibility even for a relatively forgiving reader like me when it comes to world building is not its strong suit.

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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. See all 4 questions about Blackout…. Known for his inception like style of writing, Robison Wells provides an interesting novel dealing with America and terrorism.


And when I say Jack is the saving grace, what I mean is, I disliked him less than everybody else. Basically we’ve got these kids who have a virus that gives them powers.

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.

Notify me of new posts by email. And as for Aubrey, I had a hard time believing her flippy-floppy conversion that took about 10 pages to go from ignoring Jack because she can’t be seen with the likes of blackotu, to being in love with him. The world set up in this one was really interesting, but I think that my bh is that I didn’t connect with the majority of the characters.

Written with amazing originality, Robison Wells provides the literature world with the perfect book that reflects the times.

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For my first ever Robison Wells novel, Rlbison can say that I am impressed with his cast of characters. Is it a post-apocalyptic novel? I don’t think it had the effect the author was going for. I am still going to give it a try. Andrea The Overstuffed Bookcase. This remind anyone else of The Darkest Minds?