Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Me? A Leader? Okay, I did prove that there's more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion - between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that ruled. Because of me, we're free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again - while still touching base with Riley, of course. He's the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there's outside and then there is Outside. And something from Outside wants In.
This review has spoilers for Inside Out, and minor spoilers for Outside In.
Reading this series has been not an always pleasant experience. I guess it's one of those instances where the books are so good that they make you a bit uncomfortable and you're enjoying the experience, but the setting is so claustrophobic that you can't wait to get away from it. I had a similar experience reading Across the Universe, which was also set on a spaceship. Maybe this is why I don't read a lot of sci-fi!
If you'd hoped that Trella and company have found peace now that the Pop Cops have been taken down, you'll be disappointed. A Committee is now governing Inside, and they're not doing a good job of it. Chaos reigns, with scrubs refusing to work because uppers think they're above the more menial work scrubs do. It seems as though a group is trying to cause anarchy in the Inside, but soon they discover that there is a greater evil behind the recent disruptions.
Overall, I really loved Outside In. It was a real page turner and it was not lacking in action at all. My only main fault with the book was the ending. It felt rushed, and I wish there had been a bit more time spent on the ending and what happened after things returned to a new normal.
If you read Inside Out, you have to read Outside In, you won't be disappointed!