Sash: Feedback by Robison Wells – BOOK REVIEW

Feedback by Robison WellsFeedback by Robison Wells
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
HarperTeen, 320 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Source: ARC via ALA Annual 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Follow up to: Variant

Benson escaped from Maxfield Academy’s deadly rules and brutal gangs. The worst was over.

Or so he thought.

But now he and Becky are trapped on the other side of the wall, in a different kind of prison. A town filled with familiar faces. Students from Maxfield who Benson had seen die. Friends he was afraid he had killed.

They soon learn that they are all pawns in a twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. And while Benson struggles to figure out who, if anyone, can be trusted, he discovers that Maxfield Academy’s plans are more sinister than anything he imagined and they may be impossible to stop.

As some of you may know, last year VARIANT was one of my favorites. It had action and thrills and suspense. The last page of Variant was like “WAIT – WHAT?!”

Unfortunately, Feedback just didn’t have the oomph that Variant had. It felt forced and went in a direction that I didn’t see, but also didn’t really like. I mean, stuff got weird and not in the good way. It wasn’t full of suspense or thrill, and fell flat for me. I think maybe the stakes were too high and it felt like the first book built and built and built and then there was nothing.

I don’t think it was the writing style that wasn’t working for me – because it the style was pretty much the same as Variant – it was just the story itself. And even though I didn’t really enjoy the story all that much, I gobbled this up in less than 2 days.

I’m looking forward to Mr. Well’s next book, BLACKOUT, which comes out in October!

 

  • July 8, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    Pam - Great review! I agree, I totally loved Variant, and while Feedback was really good, I didn’t love it.ReplyCancel

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