How did I get it?:
Net Galley- thanks to Diversion Books
After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.
Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is.
He thinks it’s 1956.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I received this book from Diversion Books via Net Galley. I knew that I really loved the cover and I was intrigued by the synopsis. I’ve read several angel type books now but Outcast feels fresh and unique. I was enthralled from the beginning and found it hard to put down.
The characters in this story are brilliant! The protagonist Riley was strong and intriguing. I loved the character of Gabe and the banter/flirtation between him and Riley. Lacy was a typical stereotypical clichéd cheerleader character, although she didn’t seem to mind being this cliché. She turned out to be more than what was on the surface though which is always good to read. All of the characters have something appealing about them which isn’t often the case in a story.
The ending of Outcast sets itself up for a sequel which excites me. It’s a brilliant story with thought-provoking conversations between characters about bible interpretations and faith.
Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!
Matched- Ally Condie