I finished reading Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder last night.
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
The idea of this world Inside a building...with uppers and lowers was interesting. I liked reading about the differences between the worlds and trying to figure out just how it happened.
I liked Trella. She was strong but still had just this little hint of vulnerability to her. And I liked how Riley brought that out in her. I did tend to get lost in the details and descriptions of the inside world with the Gaps and different levels and pipes and stuff. And the ending seemed a little too quick and easy for me to really accept. But all the of twists and turns kept me hanging on.
Once of the twists I saw coming. But the other, about the Outside---not what I thought it was going to be at all. I really want to know about how that became the outside. I'm hoping we get more insight about how this came to be in the next book. And I'm hoping we get more of Riley and Trella together.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher for a review.