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Book Review - On the Outside - Diana Green

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I read Diana Green's book New Sion and truly enjoyed it. You can read my review of New Sion here. This novella, On the Outside is again about a futuristic society where certain individuals have genes which give them powers which the government would love to eradicate, and they hunt down these individuals relentlessly.

Orla is one such individual and is living hand to mouth-hiding her powers which frighten her until she finds herself with a band of smugglers who want Orla to use her power for their purposes. Actually I came to really like these people-for after all-they too were living on the outside.

Yes, I definitely enjoyed this book and loved how it turned out in the end. You should have no problem allowing your tweens and teens to read this book-of course, as always, you read it first-because only you know what your child can handle!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Note, this is a novella, 129 pages long.

In a not-so-distant future, the privileged live within protective walls, and the rest fend for themselves...on the outside.

From a life of relative comfort and safety, Orla is plunged into a struggle for survival. Her newly emerged phasing powers force her to become a fugitive, hunted by government agents, and driven to the edges of society.

In desperation Orla joins a band of smugglers. Their caravan could offer the perfect hiding place, or it could be her undoing. Much of that depends on Charlie, top gunslinger and ‘teeth’ of the operation. Will he prove to be a valuable ally or just another kind of trouble?

Read a chapter or two here

Buy the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years, she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led to her becoming a professional author.

Diana's favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, historical, and romance. She currently lives in beautiful Washington State, where she writes for The Wild Rose Press.

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31 comments :

mail4rosey said...

The plot sounds intense but good, so it's nice to know teens can read it and be okay. Thanks for the validation on that point!! My teen daughter is a big reader these days, and I'm glad!

Masshole Mommy said...

My teenage step-son doesn't read unless it';s something that's required for school, but then again, he's a boy. What are you gonna do?

Beth said...

Sounds kind of like XMen. I bet my son would like a story like this.

Nicole A. said...

I tend to enjoy Novellas. I think partly because they are so short, meaning I can get wrapped in the story and not lose days at a time to reading :)

theroadtodomestication.com said...

I always love futuristic books - it's fun to see what different authors think it will be like!

Vinma said...

hmm..I am not too familiar with futuristic novels. I have never read one, may be it is time to dip my feel in it. Thanks for the review :)

Emily Stephens said...

I've never read a futuristic novel. Perhaps starting with a novella is a good idea for me.

Pam said...

This sounds interesting. I love all the futuristic dystopian books and movies that are coming out lately.

Lawna Noe said...

Sounds like a very neat book. I always love reading books that are unique and this one definitely sounds unique!

Ave said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Reminds me of X-Men. Will go and check it out on Amazon.

Angel said...

This book does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

This sounds like a really interesting story. I seem to be drawn to books about people with magical powers.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Ya gotta root for the outsiders and victims in this kind of thing. Can't wait to read it!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice looking book. The cover is also well designed. Thanks for the share.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What an interesting sounding book - its definitely one I think I would enjoy personally x

Robyn Annemarie said...

Thanks for sharing the book. I am always looking for a new book to read and like to hear what other people thing..

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like a great book. The characters are very diverse and it must really be a page turner.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I am always looking for new books to add to my ever overflowing home library. Thank you again for sharing this with us.

Marielle Altenor said...

I love futuristic books I would enjoy this for sure!

Pam said...

Novellas are the best to read. You get a great story but yet can finish it in a reasonable amount of time if you don't have a lot of free time on your hands. This sounds very interesting.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I am always on the lookout for books that both my teen and I would enjoy. I like that this one is relatively short, but it seems to have a lot of great content to the story!

becca said...

interesting book adding to my list i just finished the book thief so looking for something a little less depressing to read

Nikki said...

This sounds like a great short read for a snowy afternoon! I love the concept and dystopian-meets-paranormal genre.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

Always good to learn about new authors. Now I have to remember to add it to my list.

Eliz Frank said...

Interesting book and a very good review. Scifi/futuristic genre is one I need to try out.

BabsProjects said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I like futuristic novels. Will check it out on Amazon.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This sounds like a great book. I like your review!

Melanie said...

Thanks for a great book review, I always know I can count on a good book from your reviews... Sure sounds like an interesting novel that I have to add to my reading list..thanks for sharing

Courtney Pies said...

On the Outside sounds like a pretty interesting book. I'm usually not big into futuristic books, but I would be willing to give it a try!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Sometimes I really just like reading a novella. Granted, I like long novels, too. But it's nice to just read one that isn't so labor intensive sometimes.

Ashley Wintters said...

Thanks for the review! You just made me add another book to my TBR list :)

 
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