Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Variant by Robison Wells

Friday, June 10, 2011

Book Review: Variant by Robison Wells

  •  Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062026089
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062026088
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  • Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
    He was wrong.
    Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.
    Where breaking the rules equals death.
    But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.

My review:
It's pretty simple...
Variant was amazing.
In some ways Variant reminded me of a mix of The Enemy by Charlie Higson
and Gone by Michael Grant, but mostly it was nothing like I have ever read before.
I was practically on the edge of my seat the entire time, biting my nails
Just completely stressed out.
The suspense this book had was great, plus the twists were crazy.
And along with everything, the character development was incredible. 
I will definitely read Variant again and again!
I'm so excited for the sequel, because the ending of Variant was a freaking cliffhanger!

*DISCLAIMER: I know this is an early review for this book, since it won't come out until October, I will repost a more detailed review right before Variant comes out.
I was just too excited to read this book, I couldn't wait!
My apologies to Harper Teen! (:

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  1. Well your post did its job as I've added it to my TBR list! It sounds fabulous and now I'm rather curious. :)

  2. Wow, this sounds like my high school. Just kidding. It wasn't *that* bad. Great review!


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