Review: Blackout

Jul •  28 •  2014
Review: BlackoutBlackout by Robison Wells
Published by HarperTeen on July 28, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction
Source: Gifted
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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 mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. 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.

After reading the prequel I had to get my hands on this series to know more and what would happen. I love the novellas because they give you some information that can help the world build and it usually leaves you wanting more. Robison Wells knows how to make things interesting and explosions are just one thing to look forward to in this thrilling book.

The story follows these two groups of people one who are part of a terrorists rebel group and another group of what thought to be ordinary people who have a secret lingering inside of them. The reader is exposed to multiple point of views throughout the book which helps the reader learn many things that seem to be happening as the story progresses. We see many changes through the characters throughout the story and it proves to be such a thrilling ride that it can be hard to put down at times.

Aubrey is I feel the main character throughout this book but we do have other characters that do play important roles later on. Aubrey has a secret that can put her in danger as well as the people she loves but throughout the novel she grows into a strong female lead that still has some growing but grows onto the reader. Jack is so sweet and nice and he goes through some harsh treatments that will make you question his safety. He is quite the likeable character and his relationship with Laura is infectious and one can hope they make it through this trouble time. Alec and Laura are just pure evil. Their lives are full of deception and lives and this book would be nothing interesting without them.

I can never imagine what life would be like if the U.S. would ever have to face what these characters are facing in the heart-stopping novel. I know that there are dangers out there that can change the life of the world as we know it but I hope to never get as far as they do in the book.

Blackout is a stellar read that anyone of thrilling and science fiction will love. I dare you to read Blackout and see what you will image if your world would ever face this.

I give this book 4 bites!




  1. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 28, 2014

    I thought this book was really fun. My nephews really loved it, as well!

  2. Sometimes multi-POV just works. This sounds like something I need to add to my wishlist.

  3. Jenny
    Jul 29, 2014

    Oooo look at the new blog design!!!! Love the colors:)

    And I’m glad you enjoyed this one Chayse! This is yet another series I’m hoping to start soon – I enjoy a good sci-fi read!