Review: The Fallout

Oct •  10 •  2013

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Review: The FalloutThe Fallout by S.A. Bodeen
Published by Feiwel & Friends on September 24th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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In this long-awaited sequel to The Compound, Eli and his family can run but they can't hide.

After barely escaping from the compound where Eli’s dad kept his family for six years, they’re learning to acclimate to “normal” life—whatever that is for them. It seems like the entire world wants to know what happened to this high profile family.

Slowly they begin to make their way back into the world, but Eli can’t escape the creeping feeling that they’re being watched everywhere they go. But by who?

Eli’s anxiety is heightened as unnerving information continually surfaces about Eli’s dad’s company. Not to mention the sketchy new friend his twin brother Eddy has. Nothing seems to be “normal” anymore. New people are entering their lives—but who can Eli and his family trust?

Following the first book, I immediately picked up the book to see where it would go next.

Plot: So if you read the first book, keep on reading. If not, go and read it. So, this story picks up where the last one left off.  The family is out of the compound and trying to live a normal life. They are trying to get away from the cameras and the constant non-stop people looking for interviews and questions. Not to mention, they are back with their family that was left behind and well, things are changing up. I really adore this plot and how real it felt. As the reader, you feel the need to just run. Your finally free and you can do what you want. Instead, you traded one prison for another. Cooped up in a house, stalling, waiting for it to all end. Every chapter had a great build up to the next chapter, making for an very interesting read.

Family: Family once again, plays a big role. Eli and his family and reunited with his twin and grandma. Getting the family into consistent state of living is very hard. Eli’s twin is not taking to well the attention. He also doesn’t like that the rest of the family talks bad about his dad. I think the author did a great job in capturing both sides of the story.  You feel the struggle of the families trying to merge yet they are very separate because of the experience they went through.

Love: Despite all the family drama, Eli manages to find someone worth his time.  This girl is someone normal who gets who he is.  Their relationship isn’t really specified but they do have their moments in which you want more of.

Ending: Once again, the reader is given one heck of an ending. It really grabs the reader’s attention. Just when you think it is all over…BAM! It’s back and even more crazy then before.

Nerve-wrecking and thrilling, The Fallout is an great sequel. It shows both sides of the story very well. A game-changer that is wonderful executed, The Fallout is awesome.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Oct 10, 2013

    Yay for an awesome sequel! And I love that family plays such a big role, it seems like it’s becoming more common in YA now rather than the rarity it has been the past few years. I hope it continues:) So glad you enjoyed this Savy!

  2. Oh love great sequels!! I’m so curious about this one and now I know the next book rocks. Must read them!

  3. Candace
    Oct 10, 2013

    I just skimmed your review since I hope to read the first one soon. I’m so glad to see that you liked this one though!

  4. Yay! So happy to hear you liked this series (: I still haven’t had time to read this but I’m just so excited to get to it. I loved THE COMPOUND.