Outshine Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 327 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Top Customer Reviews
The plot doesn't make a whole lot of sense and isn't very scientifically sound. But I'm okay with that. But if you're the type that needs everything to be well-explained, then this might not be your book. But it is fun and the characters are interesting and the romance is pretty sweet.
~I received a copy for review~
My Thoughts: Sometimes I think I read sci-fi/fantasy books because I wish it was all real. Therefore, I love reading books about people with supernatural abilities because I wish I had supernatural abilities. I could do without the drama though. As soon as I read the blurb for Outshine on Netgalley, I requested it.
Obviously I was interested in the story. Although I have to admit that it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. I got bored quite a bit, which was disappointing. All in all the concept was really cool, but the execution didn’t quite hit the mark. There were parts of the story that just moved too fast, almost like the author got excited and couldn’t write the story fast enough.
The characters left a lot to be desired. Too many of them weren’t even likable. Actually, the only character I truly liked was Gabe. Jessa was annoying and just when I thought I might like her, her annoyance ramped itself up another degree. Gabe’s brother, Watts, was an a**hole (that’s really the perfect word to describe him). Pretty much all of the adults were ridiculous caricatures of actual people (I hope to never meet someone who psychotic).
I suppose you could compare Outshine to X-Men, but I personally wouldn’t because that would only spawn disappointment. I really don’t like comparisons because Outshine is its own book, but in a very generalized way X-Men meets Brave New World really is the best comparison for what to expect (or maybe that’s a really weird comparison).
Overall, I enjoyed Outshine. I had a lot of problems with it, but I did like it. It is a stand-alone, which I appreciated. In the end, I would not recommend Outshine (except on a case-by-case basis).
For more reviews, check out http://reviewsinapinch.com/ today!
Outshine was such a fun and entertaining story to read with likable characters, a solid plot, and excellent pacing. I love reading about characters with superhuman powers, so when I found out that's what this story was about, I knew I had to read it! There was even a mystery element with Watts's disappearance, what happened with Gabe and Watts's dad years ago, what happened with Jessa's parents years ago, and how and why they came to have their abilities.
Gabe is a walking lie detector. Every time he hears a lie or even speaks a lie himself, he gets terrible headaches. There's always a bottle of ibuprofen in his pocket. History class is the worst for him - even just the wrong dates can send him into a tailspin. I really felt for him because he has to constantly deal with the negative effects of his ability not to mention the fact that his mom gives all of her attention to his younger brother, Watts.
Jessa has superhuman strength and healing powers. She decided when she was younger to hide her abilities by becoming the social queen bee of the school, which is a decision I thoroughly enjoyed - not only did it accomplish her mission but also brings a lot of comic relief to the story. I also liked her character quite a bit. She's feisty and strong. No matter what, she wouldn't give up and faced situations she found herself in head on. You gotta admire that in a female character; I know I do!
Gabe's brother, Watts (short for Watson), has gone missing, and Jessa talks Gabe into teaming up with her to find out what's happened to him. She's convinced Watts didn't run away, and when Gabe comes to the same conclusion, he reluctantly starts working with her to find him. Though it would take a lot for them to admit this, they made a great team. A hilarious and highly effective team.
Outshine was so easy to get into, and I didn't want it to end. In no time at all I found myself drawn into the story and flew through it in one sitting! I loved the sci-fi aspect as well as the layers of mystery that are uncovered by Jessa and Gabe. I loved reading about superhuman abilities. And most of all, I loved these characters. Outshine is a novel I can definitely see myself reading all over again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
**I received a review copy from the author via Sage's Blog Tours**
A realistic and fresh new...Read more