Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blackout by Robison Wells

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.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 352
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Jack, age 14
So, what happens when the Army, Terrorists, and Teenagers infected with a virus that gives them superhuman abilities all come together?

They make an incredible story!

Blackout is a shockingly realistic scene of the future with a touch of science-fiction to create a chaotic, apocalyptic world as a result of the Erebus virus, which is infecting teenagers and manifesting inside them until their powers awaken.

But the question is: Will they use their powers for good? Or for bad?

The Lambdas--the name the Army has assigned to these 'special' teens--have an option to face. Sit in prison until the terrorists settle down, or fight the terrorist cell head on.

But what they didn’t know is that this terrorist cell is a band of teenagers. A group of Lambdas, just like them.

I loved this book! 

This book hits shelves October of 2013! 

Happy reading!
Jack, age 14


  1. I've never read any of Robison Wells's books! This series isn't new to me, but I haven't read any of them. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Jack! I'll be sure to actually check this series out at my local public library :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. I forgot about this book! I saw it being mentioned on Robison Well's website...and was excited to read Black Out since I enjoyed Variant. What I was REALLY hoping for was another book in the Variant series though. That ending was so..unsatisfyinhg. I literally thought my book was a misprint that was missing the last chapter.

    My favorite novel of 2013 so far this a toss-up between Gayle Forman's Just One Day and Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (and I recently found out it's acronym was GOFAT.)

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  3. I haven't read any of Robison Well's books but I've heard great things about the Variant series. This book looks like something would definitely enjoy. My favorite book of 2013 so far is definitely The 5th Wave.

  4. Blackout sounds so cool! My favorite book that I read in 2013 is probably Of Poseidon but I'm currently reading the sequel Of Triton. So in a couple days that will probably be my favorite.


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