Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Scattering (The Outliers #2) by Kimberly McCreight

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Children's and NetGalley.
The Scattering (The Outliers, Book 2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The nail-bitingly tense sequel to THE OUTLIERS by New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight.
“Wylie, trust your instincts.” The line goes dead…
Wylie may have escaped the isolated camp in the woods, but she is far from safe. The only way to protect herself is to understand her strange abilities as an Outlier, fast. But allowing herself to read other peoples’ emotions isn't just difficult, it's dangerous.
And Wylie isn’t the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been wracked with guilt. He can’t let go of the blame he so desperately feels, especially when someone has been taunting him with reminders of it. Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but is their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past?
Amid this uncertainty and fear, Wylie is confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes for complete strangers… even if they are just like her?
New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of this heart-pounding series about secrets, betrayal and a group of people are blessed – or cursed – with an incredible power.

The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Scattering (The Outliers, Book 2) “We are all Outliers. Every last one of us. And I might have suspected as much before, but now I am sure.”

This was an interesting sequel, and I liked it more than the first book in the series.

Wylie was a strong character in this book and she didn’t give up, even when things looked really bad. I also liked the way she tried to help people other than herself, and stood firm in her beliefs too.

The storyline in this was about Wylie ending up admitted to hospital and meeting a whole group of other outliers like herself. She then escaped the hospital and went on a hunt for more information, learning more and more about what was going on along the way. The pace in this seemed better than the first book, and things moved along nicely, the mystery aspect was also done well, and I liked the little twists we got thrown.

The ending to this held a bit of a surprise, although I had wondered if Wylie’s beliefs about a certain person were really true.

7 out of 10

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