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- ASIN : B07QWTN8G9
- Publication date : April 22, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1505 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 227 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,549 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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THE WAR OUTSIDE is the sequel to Kody Boye's intriguing THE BEAUTIFUL ONES, which I described as a PG-13 Handmaid's Tale. The premise of the book is that Kelendra won a beauty pageant that allows her to join the ranks of the societal elite. They are obsessed with breeding a smarter, prettier, and stronger Master Race so poor Kelendra is married off at 16 to much pomp and ceremony. Things could be worse, though, because they didn't marry her to a psychotic old man like in the famous Atwood novel. Instead, she was married to a sweet, somewhat naive, boy her own age.
Kelendra is not content to be a do-nothing piece of art, though, and decides to raise morale among troops in the war against the Terrible North. This exposes her to the horrible conditions, failure of the war, and terrorist/guerilla attacks of the populace against its hated Elite. Things go from bad to worse as Kelendra must decide which side she belongs to.
I really enjoyed this book and am anxious for the sequel. Lots of actions, twists, turns, and melodrama. A really entertaining YA novel.
The sequel begins right where the first book left off, with Beauty and Grace in hiding for security reasons, and Kelendra has her mind set on her Purpose. There is far more action in this sequel, with multiple attacks from both known and unknown enemies. Beauty and Grace are reunited with loved ones briefly, while more upsetting details are revealed about the Process.
I've been reading stories by Kody Boye for years, including several different series in various genres, and I'm really impressed with how much his character's dialogue and inner thoughts have improved over time. The author has always had a gift for creating relatable characters with complex relationships, but this is the first time I didn't have any issues with any of the conversations within. I also think this storyline will appeal to readers ages 14 and up.
I'm really looking forward to the third book in this trilogy, as well as Boye's new Plague Bloom series.
In the meantime a hit has been put out on Kelendra and she has to lay low for a while until her assassin is found. Daniel takes her to his home to meet his parents and for Kelendra to see what her new life is going to be like. But after someone tries to kill her Kelendra is whisked away to another location in hopes of avoiding the assassin once again. Can the SADs keep Kelendra safe?
Come join Kelendra on her journey in The War Outside to see if her dreams as the Beautiful One are all she expected them to be. As the saying goes if she knew then what she knows now would Kelendra’s dreams still be the same?
The War Outside is just as good if not better than The Beautiful Ones. It is filled with action and suspense from the first page and just the twists alone are enough to hold your attention and keep the pages turning and wanting more. I can’t wait to see where Kelendra’s journey takes her next in future books of this amazing series.
I still want to see the Handsome Ones side of the story as well. I would like to more about how this whole society began or more about how it all began and why you know with more detail on the subject. I want to know who and how the Handsome Ones are chosen and what their life is like before they are chosen.
This has been an amazing journey with going deeper into the Beautiful One’s life and world. The world building for this series is so very awesome and amazing as well. The writing and creation of this world is so amazing and beautiful, no puns intended of course.
This is one series that I highly recommend to all fans of dystopian societies. Yes I do recommend The Beautiful Ones and The War Outside to everyone.