AudioBook Review: Variant by Robison Wells

Posted November 9, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: September 26, 2011

Buy: Amazon, B&N, Audible

Source: Audible

Blurb: Benson Fisher thought that 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.

This will be a quickie.  When I first started listening, I was thoroughly confused.  I didn’t know what was going on.  It kind of reminded me of that movie with Val Kilmer and they were in a building and it was all one big experiment.  I don’t remember the name of it, just that Val Kilmer and possibly LL Cool J were in it.

Anyways, as the book progressed I started getting super paranoid for Benson.  Everyone in this place is nuts.  There was a decent amount of action, and so many mind games I kept coming back for more.  A few events completely took me by surprise.  The biggest one being the ending.  Holy wow! Cliffhanger galore!  I need to pick up the sequel and see what happens next.

Definitely for those looking for something different, and a thriller.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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