I've had Outliers on my TBR for seven months, and I finally got a chance to read it. With an iG name like @zombieauthormom, you'd think this post-apocalyptic thriller would be crawling with undead shambling wrecks galore, but nary a one too be found. This vision of the future may be even more bleak.
With the world, or at least this part of it, divided into three castes (the Sovereign-leaders, the Fortis-guards, and the Outliers-little better than slaves), our heroine Indra, an Outlier working for a Sovereign family, decides that the status quo is no longer good enough for her people.
Mary has a special talent for world-building, one that will make the reader believe that these worlds actually exist around us. Her storylines are always smoothly written, with a cast of characters that seem as real as your next door neighbors. The pace of the story, while not always rapid, flows in such a way that the reader will not become bored with the tale. All in all, this was another fine read by one of the best in the YA/dystopian genre.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars