Blackout

Paperback | August 26, 2014

byRobison Wells

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Homeland meets Marie Lu's Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called "a thrilling combination of Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!"

Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths ever to cross. But now a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible superpowers—and all teens are being rounded up, dragged to government testing facilities, and drafted into the army to fight terrorism. Suddenly, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec 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.

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Homeland meets Marie Lu's Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called "a thrilling combination of Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!"Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths ever to cr...

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Attacks are sweeping across America.Alec and Laura are at the center of the violence, while in a small town out west Jack and Aubrey feel sheltered from the turmoil.But these four teens are about to find their lives intertwined in ways they never could have imagined—and one wrong step could trigger an explosion that ends it all.

Robison Wells is also the author ofBlackout,Variant, andFeedback.Variantwas aPublishers WeeklyBest Book and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Robison lives in the Rocky Mountains in a house not too far from elk pastures. His wife, Erin, is a better person than he will ever be, and their three kids cause mischief and/or joy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062026135

ISBN - 13:9780062026132

Customer Reviews of Blackout

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This is a book that will make you think and guess about what will come next. It was suspense and action mixed with a little romance too. **if you loved The Vindico try this*****
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! I requested this book out of my local library and loved it so much that I will be purchasing my own copy as soon as I am able. A very action packed and compelling story.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good not great What I love about the YA genre is its ability to create fantastical situations without taking away from great characterization. And something that I loved most about Blackout by Robison Wells was the character growth that happened right along with the plot growth. It was trill ride that I loved reading. I will admit that I have never read anything by Robison Wells before. I have Variant on one of my many bookshelves but I have never gotten around to reading it. But I am so glad I picked up his latest book because darn, was it good. The characters were my favorite aspect of the story because they were never overdone to the point where you question their actions. I feel that in YA, some authors have a need to create the perfect main character, especially if there is a love interest. But in Blackout the character were real, and dealt with horrible situations in a very real teenager way. By freaking out and then thinking rationally after. The growth not only in the character but also the plot was great. I did love that Robison took a genre that is beloved--Super powers in teenagers--and turned it into something that is familiar to this generation--terrorism. although I did find that the plot lagged in places, I found myself really intrigued by the characters and what they meant to the overall story line. We get a glimpse of this throughout the book, but there are still many questions that need to be answered. And I seriously cannot wait until the next book comes out so I can continue this awesome story.
Date published: 2014-01-05

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“Blackout offers almost non-stop action. An explosive ride of suspense, thrills and frustration.”