I am so glad I had low expectations for Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, because it blew my mind. I often set the bar high for books that I read and wind up disappointed, so I was quite pleased when the opposite proved true while reading Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder.
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder is a dystopia which takes place basically in this huge building structure. I can’t tell you what the structure is because that would be giving away so many spoilers. But if you aren’t slow you’ll probably figure it out much faster than me. Trella is a scrub which means she cleans the pipes of the building for the uppers. Everything changes in Trella’s world when an upper is banished to the lower levels. No, they don’t fall in lurve. The society is fascinating, as is how the people are controlled based upon population, rights, and how much living space each gets.
You all know how much of a stickler I am for characters. Trella is exactly what I like in a protagonist. She is headstrong. She makes her own decisions and sticks to them. She’s also a loner, which I am able to relate to at times. I loved watching Trella grow and change throughout Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Honestly, she drives the story, her words will pull you in. Inside Out is told in first person, and will grip you until the very last page.
Also, can we just talk about Riley super quick? Riley is a secondary character, and ahhh, awesome. He’s kind, smart, and there’s a scene with a stuffed animal which made me love him, you know in the way that you can fall for certain characters.
If you like the sociology of Mistborn, then you’ll most likely enjoy Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. If you’re a sucker for revolution and uprisings and class conflict, then bro, you need this book. The pacing is super fast. Inside Out will keep you up all night turning pages, plus it will make the wait for Mockingjay go by much faster.
Inside Out (Book One)
Outside In (Book Two)