Sunday, February 17, 2013



By Robinson Wells

Summary: Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy’s deadly rules and brutal gangs.

Or so he thought.

But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison: a town filled with hauntingly familiar faces. People from Maxfield he saw die. Friends he was afraid he had killed.

They are all pawns in the school’s twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. As he searches for answers, Benson discovers that Maxfield Academy’s plans are more sinister than anything he imagined—and they may be impossible to stop.

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Adventure

Published: October 2, 2012

Similar Books: Currently N/A; this series is too unique for me to have read anything close to it.

Rating: 4 stars

Feedback is Variant's sequel.  For my review of Variant, click here. I was really hoping that this would be as spectacular as the first, but it was sadly not.  In fact, at some parts in this book I was debating putting it down because, quite frankly, some parts of this book are disgusting.

First, it had some super repulsing parts, mainly the box cutter scenes. (It's what the kids do to make sure no one's a robot, and it was seriously grossing me out. I was trying not to gag, I kid you not.) when Benson mentions seeing the 'pink of bone' I literally almost lost it. I mean, ewww! That's not exactly a wonderful mental image!  Also, there was this one part where I all I could think was, "Well. That escalated fast." (view spoiler)Spoiler: [It's the part where one of the characters, Isaiah ends up getting beaten to death. First, they're doing interviews with him.  Then, some random yelling. Then, Isaiah ends up getting murdered. Ummm....okay....I guess these kids have tempers?]  Some people complained about this in Variant, but I didn't see it.  In Feedback, I understood what they were talking about.

But, the story was still mostly enjoyable. When Robinson Wells wasn't bringing up the dreaded box cutter, I was really engrossed in Feedback. It's the kind of story that you just get completely swept up in; not as much as Variant, but still very good. Benson and Becky's relationship developed even more, and you find out some things about Maxfield Academy at the end that clear up a lot of confusion you might have from the first book. 

So, four stars.  It didn't live up to all of my expectations, but I wasn't too disappointed.

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