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No trivia or quizzes yet. And how likely is it that the government would lock up every single teen in the country overnight?

There are probably other books almost exactly like this one, only better quality and at least more interesting. Still, the perspectives were quite a mouthful to digest and since I was more enticed by Audrey and Jack’s story, therefore I only really anticipated their chapters.

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Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. In these camps the teens are tested to see if they have powers and basically logged into a military database. View all 10 comments. Nov 06, Mrs. The only way to fight terrorist teens with super powers is to recruit other terrorist teens with super powers. Just like the mutant virus, fan appeal will quickly spread. See this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews.

But as I read it I thought, would teens today even question it if the government came in and rounded them all up as they do in this book? They get used by the army to try to stop kids with cooler powers. Alex, Laura, Dan, Jack, and Aubrey all have powers. I loved this contrast between good and evil! Thanks for the honest review, Giselle.


I don’t think it had the effect the author was going for. Where did it come from?

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Or even super-human strength? Open Preview See a Problem? There is a purpose to this which we find out near the end, but it still came off as annoying and kind of a distraction at the time you read it.

wlls We don’t know how it started, nor society’s reaction to it. What are they trying to terrorise, while some answers were hinting throughout, this lack of world building let down not only my enjoyment towards the characters but also to my overall attention to this book.

Trivia About Blackout Blackou After three weeks of nonstop terrorist attacks around the country—from the fall of the St. Blackout 1 – Blackout – Dead Zone Add it: Wholly unique and brilliant, Blackout is an exceptional and astonishing new novel that captured me bblackout never let me go!

But when trust is broken, fear strikes and we discover not everyone is fighting for the same team. The blog posts in between the chapters were secret messages from Alec, stating what their next target should be. Wells leaves just enough loose ends and intrigue robsion entice readers back for a sequel.

This book was gripping not just for the different take on superpowers super smell, and the implications thereof, is not something that I’ve ever ponderedbut blwckout because it was so grounded in realism.

Sep 09, Ivy-Sue rated it it was amazing. Just, not sure, something didn’t do it for me to shout to the heavens about this book. Here is the second aspect I had an issue with in Blackout – the way the government treated those affected by Erebus aka Lambdas. Although YA is her current favorite she has a wide variety of genres that she enjoys. Savannah October 1st, But in the end I still don’t know what this book was trying to be.


As for this book being realistic, however, it was definitely not. Memory implantation or mind control. Regardless of whether the showers are harmless or not, the entire experience is hurtful and very degrading. Not because of the age difference, as I am an adult, but because the focus wasn’t on anyone in particular, but all over the place. Apr 29, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: You can also find her organizing tours and other fun things at Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s also frustrating because this book is told through several perspectives, one of them being one of the terrorists, yet we don’t get any significant details, still. YA fans are really going to like it.

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But when the first book of a series is so purposefully vague and confusing with boring characters to bootthat’s when I get upset. Jack a Upon finishing this book, the only feeling I can think of is disappointment. I hate when that happens!