The future is divided by Perimeters high security gated communities where life goes on as normal If you re inside you re lucky If you re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive.Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister.She forsakes her own safetThe future is divided by Perimeters high security gated communities where life goes on as normal If you re inside you re lucky If you re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive.Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister.She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer Luc decides to go with her otherwise she ll be dead before she s past the security gate But what awaits her outside is unbelievable than she ever expected.Cut to the present day, where Eleanor s world is falling apart This time next year, civilisation won t be quite so civilised .
Outside The future is divided by Perimeters high security gated communities where life goes on as normal If you re inside you re lucky If you re outside life expectancy takes a nose dive Riley is fortunate t
OUTSIDE is somewhat on the light side of the post apocalypse genre It s not by any means a funny or carefree approach to the material but it s far less dysfunctional than most stories set in this premise In short no mutant biker gangs or oppressive governments but some people do have it cushier than others The novel is told in two parts the main events conflict and everything that lead up to it These run parallel until converging together at the end and I won t spoil either storyline but it cras [...]
I m a big fan of post apocolyptic novels, but what set this apart for me is that the setting for Outside could actually happen in the next 20 years if things continue the way they are And that made it far terrifying I loved the intelligent plotting and intertwining storylines all is not quite what it seems Riley, the main character, is spot on, she s both brave and terrified in equal measure Loved it.
Outside by Shalini Boland is a distopian look of England after a mass outbreak of terrorist attacks bombing everywhere The government called the army back to handle domestic violence Certain villagers built up perimiters cordoning off blocks of homes with armed guards.Riley is 17 She has a sister Skye who is 15 Someone broke into her perimeter and murdered her sister Rileys dad takes it very bad as Skye was his favorite Her mother takes to drinking and staying in her bedroom Riley decides to tak [...]
I m really sorry Shalini, I wanted to like this book I read to the end hoping it would be better, but it wasn t The premise was good, but the execution struggled I couldn t sympathise with the Riley, Luc or Riley s Mum, nor understand their motivations to do what they did I didn t feel that the world was adequately developed, or explained why suddenly everyone was rioting or what they were rioting about I don t understand how the character cried once about her sister and then moved on with Luc, [...]
The world has been changed by a series of terror attacks, causing riots and subsequently segregation of the population into Perimeters for those who are lucky enough to have money and connections, or isolated trading posts where large parts of the population live in close quarters on the knifes edge of poverty Religious nuts, raiders and scavengers roam the landscape looking for converts or victims Most of the focus is on the two main characters, Riley and Luc, as they leave the safety of the Pe [...]
This book was such a wonderful surprise I purchased this Kindle ebook edition off recently for only 2.99 and so was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a great read From the first page I could not put it down The book was tagged as a post apocalyptic romance thriller, but it is so much than that This truly believable future world is divided by Perimeters high security gated communities for the privileged, where life goes on as normal The strong female lead Riley, is a seventeen year o [...]
Over a year ago I had the privilege of reading what has now become one of my all time favourite YA vampire books The book was called Hidden and it was written by fellow indie author, Shalini Boland Since then, I have been eagerly awaiting her to release Imagine my delight, therefore, when I noticed she d released a book entitled Outside Initially I thought it was the long awaited sequel to Hidden I was completely wrong about that, of course, but it didn t matter I soon discovered that Outside w [...]
I finished this last night It was a very exciting and fast paced read The story is set in England at a time when bombings, riots and chaos have overtaken the world and law and order has collapsed The well off have set up small communities with walls and private guards to protect them while the rest of the world fends for themselves outside the walls The story shifts back and forth between a time just before the chaos told by Eleanor and the present time told by Riley I liked this book so much th [...]
This is a post apocalyptic romance tale The World in the future is separated by Perimeters that are high security gated communities , where life goes on as normal if you re inside you are lucky, if you re outside your survival rate is not looking so good.Riley is born on the inside, so lives a good privileged life, but it all comes crashing down around her when the perimeter is broken and her sister is murdered Riley forsakes her safety and goes on a search for the killer Luc decides to go with [...]
This is a copy of the review I left on Shalini Boland has given us a realistic backdrop to her post collapse YA love story I was particularly impressed by the way she used two different, interwoven timelines to give perspective on both the social breakdown and rise of the perimeters, and her story managing to bring both these threads together in her conclusion Nicely done I enjoyed this drive through an English landscape changed by societal collapse, as much as I did the tale of two impetuous te [...]
came across Outside on a recommendation from I have kind of a love hate relationship with those Kindle store recommendations sometimes they re fantastic, and I get sucked into a whole series based on a lovely little suggestion.Other times, they are crap.We ve been going through a bit of a crap phase lately, and I ve had some samples I couldn t even get through I had to approach Outside with extreme caution, but it wasn t horrible In the end, I felt this one had real undeveloped potential Read o [...]
This hooked me straight away Firstly because the set up is so good and believable I could imagine Perimeters springing up, keeping the rich people separate from everyone else I really liked Riley She s vulnerable but has the guts to go outside and find her sister s killer In fact, all the characters are strong in this and some are downright terrifying There s a wicked twist and a smart secondary story that runs along alternately with Riley s For me, Outside quite happily sits alongside the Hunge [...]
A post apocalytic romance thriller with a series of twists and turns.
Shalini Boland weaves a story of Perimeters and devastation in a post apocalyptic world This story is told from two different character point of views, from different times in their history Riley, a sixteen year old girl, who grew up inside the Perimeter walls, born after the terror attacks and devastation that happened to the world, and Eleanor, another teenage girl before the attacks The Perimeters are closed communities of people who are lucky, and rich, enough to buy safety Others are not so [...]
Outside is set in a post apocalyptic Britain, where groups of residents have set up secure enclaves to shelter from the lawless un predictable world outside Following the story of two girls in different era s, both have to make tough decisions which will have ramifications for their families.Riley, traumatised by the death of her sister is determined to seek revenge and ventures out into the real world in search of the murderer, but her privileged, sheltered life means there is no way she could [...]
4.5 stars.Society has collapsed, and the lucky ones live in gated communities armed by private guards Outside of these communities, there are no laws This story is set in England Riley s 14 year old sister has been murdered, so she leaves her Perimeter to search for the killer The story also has a second POV, which I won t say much about because it s meant to be a surprise, but it really added to the overall story, and I loved the not knowing for sure what it was all about until close to the end [...]
This is a great, entertaining read The world has been plunged into war and governments have disintegrated due to terrorism and this is the story of a girl in Britain, living with the consequences After her sister is killed she decides to travel outside of her safe compound into an unknown and dangerous world The author weaves the tale of Riley in with the story of Eleanor, a young girl living through the terrorism as it happens which gives you backstory without it clogging up the action Both sto [...]
The story is a little all over the place and once you find out the identities of a few key persons, it becomes very predictable The only reason for the post apocalyptic setting is terroist bombings and there s no depth to it than that The twilight esque I m so totally attracted to him that i can t focus on anything else almost put me off, especially when this nonsense starts immediately in the second chapter and then proceeds to go nowhere other than to say the two get to be all mushy with each [...]
Post apocalyptic novels are not my usual reading material, but I m hugely enjoying Shalini Boland s Marchwood Vampire series so I took a gamble on Outside I was pleased to find this well written, an easy read with a lively pace and compelling storyline The stories of Riley and Eleanor intersect well, with a few twists I didn t see coming And Luc if only I was a few decades younger I ll definitely be purchasing the sequel.
I ve just reread this book for the second time and it s as brilliant as it was the first time round Outside is a page turning dystopian novel that weaves in and out of two characters lives Riley and Eleanor I won t spoil it, but both perspectives are equally gripping and masterfully come together at the end Highly recommended.
I give up.
Couldn t really follow Not enough to keep me interested.
Review posted July 11th on a reader lives a thousand liveBook 1 of the Outside series.I received a copy of Outside from the author in exchange for a review.Riley s sister Skye is found dead in the next door neighbor s pool house by their son Luc, the man suspected of murdering her is Ron Chambers, but he escaped In her grief, Riley convinces Luc to go on a man hunt for Chambers with her, but that involves going outside of the perimeter fence, something she has never done The perimeter was set up [...]
The book begins with trouble A daunting future of mankind I was mortified as the events unfolded It was gut wrenching to read of the death of a fourteen year old girl at the hands of a monster The murder itself was not described that much in the beginning but the pieces to the puzzle that surfaced the worse I felt about it Make no mistake, The Outside is a fast paced, intriguing read that pulls you in and hangs on until the very end A world divided into perimeters by terror was a staggering not [...]
SPOILERS READ AT YOUR OWN RISKI liked the book OUTSIDE by Shalini Boland for these reasons The way that Ellie s story flows into Riley s, because Ellie is her mother It knits together quite well, so I liked that.I liked how the author gave nothing away, so whenever there was a big revelation I didn t see it coming, like when Fred and Jessie were traitors and when Connor was Ron Chambers and Skye s suspected killer.I did not like the book because The book rushes into the plot too quickly, It is l [...]
I had higher hopes for this book.It starts out slow.Too slow Living secluded and secure, as the characters do, inside the perimeter didn t help my liking of the book any either.It made the main character, Riley, seem too sheltered and vulnerable.She was subtle and vague and didn t really do much of anything worthy of noting other than laughing at her sisters death and getting herself and Luc into trouble.Yeah.Uhhhokay.Really WTF Laughing at someones death, especially in your family, is so not ri [...]
I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review Riley lives inside the perimeter, she s one of the lucky ones With wastelands full of people doing anything they can do to survive, Outside is a dangerous place to be Though, after suffering from the loss of her sister, This young girl puts her life in danger to bring her sister some justice Thinking of Skye gives me a shot of courage No matter how scared i feel about everything, I know i have to do this for her She was my littl [...]
This was a well crafted post apocalyptic tale The world building was good and I generally enjoyed the story I will track down the sequels and read those too However I personally found the characterisation a bit loose and flimsy I would have liked some definite shape to Riley and the other s characters I also found the dialogue unconvincing, it was clear and avoided being exposition in disguise but I felt it could have had snap and sizzle Of course those are entirely subjective opinions.The boo [...]
Although the setting of this novel would be considered post apocalyptic that really is not what the story is about I would place it as a coming of age drama I was hoping for something different with this one It was an inventive idea in a unique setting, but the story mostly revolved around Riley going through and ordeal, and I did not get the resolution I was hoping for at the end The was a closure, but no real resolution Also I was dissapointed in the romance Spoiler to follow There was a slig [...]
Thanks to Shalini Boland for giving me this book to reveiew and giveaway I didn t know about this book until she contacted me, I m glad she did I m a huge fan of post apocalyptic novels.From the first page I was hooked It was fast paced which made it a quick read This is a futuristic dystopian set somewhere in England, which is divided by Perimeters, the Inside and the Outside Life is good for those who live Inside of the Perimeter For Riley, life is normal, until someone breaks into the Perimet [...]