Monday, July 29, 2013

Outin by Brandt Legg Review

I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.

"Time and dimensions collide as Outin, Book two of the Inner Movement trilogy, takes off from the last page of Outview. Nate, relentlessly pursued, faces impossible choices that transcend life and death. Aided by more mystics, he struggles to find understanding on a breathless quest through extraordinary realms. If Nate can keep his friends alive, avoid Lightyear, unravel crucial mysteries from the past then the Movement just might have a chance to change everything. The journey continues . . .

Outin, where truth is hidden within time, time is misunderstood, and understanding is not always knowing the truth."

Outin is certainly an improvement from the last book, Outview (review available! yay!). In fact, I actually enjoy Outin much more than Outview. But if you just want to read Outin and not Outview, think twice. Unfortunately Outin doesn't do recaps or summarizing from the previous book, Outview (Inner Movement Trilogy #1). (Outview has a review!) 

Outin's plot is full of twist and turns. Poor Nate has to fight/avoid Lightyear to prevent himself and others from getting killed. The conflict's clear. It's majorly good versus evil. But to fight evil, the plot and book gets a little complicated. As in complicated as the Millenium Prize Problems. Okay, not that complicated, but I think you get the picture, right?

I have to make sure readers understand this: The Outin/Outview World is sort of difficult to understand. It will be best if readers take notes to remember what exactly is going on. (I didn't but I have a really, really good and impressive memory.) There's a lot of events going around, not to mentioned the facts and odd people.

The ending is so "are you kidding me?" Yeah, it's basically like that. Nate went through all the sacrifices and hardships so he can find out that ohhh! I can't believe that. He may have destroyed ______ but he now has to destroy _________. That's not a nice ending. It's a rude cliffhanger that will rip readers from the mind and soul.

Every time I think of Outin, I start to imagine these movies: Back to the Future and Terminator. Yes, Outin involves some serious kicking and time traveling. Without the fancy and scientific machines/cars or crazy Arnold Schwarzenegger robots programmed to kill John Connor. Too bad there isn't some nice cars or robots.


Nate: I sometimes think Nate is so arrogant and irritating. He has a good heart, but he's sometimes too thick. Nate has flaws, which makes him an interesting character. One flaw is the ability/tendency to blame others for faults. He doesn't think before he acts. He is the type who "attacks first, then ask questions/investigate suspicious persons."

Rating: Four out of Five

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