Book Review: The Outliers

The OutliersThe Outliers (The Outliers #1) By Kimberly McCreight

Goodreads’ Synopsis: It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

My Review: I was so excited to pick up this book from the moment I knew Kimberly was writing another book. I kept seeing people with arcs and samples and couldn’t wait to have it in my hands. I ordered it basically right before release. I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this book. This is the first book by Kimberly I read that didn’t have different point of views. I was a little upset by that cause I always enjoyed it and I felt Kimberly always did a good job of making everything come together that way. I didn’t let that stop me. I had been anxious as hell to read this book. I have to say though it took me about 100 pages or so to actually get into the book. I really didn’t feel like much happened at the beginning of the book.

I do have to say I was shocked by what happened in the book. I wasn’t really expected for it to go into the direction it did. I guessed about who had taken her friend and was completely wrong. So I was happy about that. I did feel there was one scene later on that was very unrealistic and I didn’t think it was necessary. I feel I might know why she did that but idk I’ll just have to wait and see when the next book comes out.

Overall I really didn’t enjoy this as much as I would have hoped. I was pleased because most the guesses I made were completely wrong so I never knew what was coming which I liked. I’m interested to see where the story will go so I’ll most likely read the next one when it comes out.

Overall Rating: 3/5 Stars

The Shattering, which is the second book in this series comes out May 2nd.


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