Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: The Perimeter by Shalini Boland

Title: The Perimeter (Outside #3)
Author: Shalini Boland
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night turning the pages to find out what happens in the end.

In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?

Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.

My Review of Book One: Outside
My Review of Book Two: The Clearing

Riley is still as adventurous as ever in book three.  One would think that she might be a little more hesitant after her previous experiences.  But her fear nothing attitude comes in handy once again.  I loved the addition of the gypsies in this book.  A group of people that live on their own outside the walls, with their own rules and laws - but instead of behaving poorly (like raiders), they take care of their own and keep their heads down - for the most part.

The strange religious cult that Riley and Luc have run into in both book one and two have decided that she must pay for her crimes against them with her life - and they have an army at their disposal to get the job done.  Book three follows Riley's current timeline as her perimeter prepares to defend itself.  It also follows a story from the past - a story that you will recognize if you have read book one.  At the end Shalini Boland merges the two timelines together seamlessly to create another great book.

This seems to be the last in the series and it takes every little loose end out there and wraps them up in one fell swoop - everything tying together in an amazing way.  There wasn't as much development character-wise from Riley and her group in this one, but the other timeline was truly a study in developing a complex and dynamic character - the kind I love.  A great conclusion to the series.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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