Homeland meets Marie Lu’s Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called “a thrilling combination of Wells’s trademark twi. 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. Blackout. Robison Wells. BookPage review by Angela Leeper. Web Exclusive – October 03, After three weeks of nonstop terrorist attacks.

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Because it took so darn long to get any shred of information, my interest did start to wane towards the end.

Apr 27, Melanie rated it liked it Shelves: Ellen October 2nd, Jun 25, Will M. In Robison Wells’ latest YA novel, Blackout explores and answers some of these questions in a virus-spreading dystopian setting, compact with action.

The Bloggers Giselle Giselle is a wife and mother who lives on books and coffee – what else is there? I think that her and Jack are The world set up in this one was really interesting, but I think that my problem is that I didn’t connect with the majority of the characters. Wells delivers plenty of action and the pace couldn’t have been any faster.

Good teenagers are in conflict with bad teenagers and seemingly every adult in existence; adults can’t be trusted as authority figures because they aren’t robisoh and they exploit the people who are. And when I say Jack is the saving grace, what I mean is, I disliked him less than everybody else.


But when the first book of a series is so purposefully vague and confusing with boring characters to bootthat’s when I get bu.

Great review as always Giselle! How did the virus work, why were some people effected welle not others? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

Aubrey and Jack are high school students; they’ve known one and another for most of their lives and have been friends. Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews Blackout started out incredibly strong! Orbison both develop enhanced abilities as well, but they are not part of the terrorist organization. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I absolutely fell in love with this book.

Blackout Series by Robison Wells

There were so many opportunities for Wells to shine when writing this book, so many possible twists and turns it could have taken, but that never happened. I found their character development to be a bit simplistic, and my connection with them simply wasn’t there. These combination of events really made me wonder: The whole thing was just dull and unremarkable. Is it gonna come back??

I’m blackouf forward to the sequel.

Nonetheless, my ultimate favourite character was Jack. The story sounds interesting, yet at the same time forgettable. I did enjoy the reading experience though so I do think I will continue with the next book and hope that we are given more answers. I didn’t connect with them or understand why rrobison were doing what they were doing.


Using characters that come alive, Wells creates very complex relationships. Jack was just a genuinely good guy and it was interesting to see him dealing with the initial onset of his abilities. But it does seem like an interesting and unique book.

Blackout Series

In Blackout we follow the perspective Known for his inception blafkout style of writing, Robison Wells provides an interesting novel dealing with America and terrorism. We aren’t told why the teenagers are doing these things nor what they hope to achieve by their actions.

I’m a huge sucker for post-apocalytpic, dystopian novels, and the fantastic thing about Blackout is that it brings something new and fresh to the table.

The characters were also fairly interesting though the narrative switches were sometimes sloppy. And, as a bonus, Wells creates a way to talk about terrorism without vilifying any particular people group by creating this implausible scenario.

Half of the story revolves around Jack and Laura, two typical high schoolers who become wepls with the virus. I blazed through this novel in a few hours and immediately wanted to know more.

And WHO made up this plan?? I think maybe a lot of the issues would have been fixed if there weren’t so many points of view, but I felt bounced around.