INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1)

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  • INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1)
  • A. Lotus
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  • 28 April 2017

10 thoughts on “INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1)

  1. Carrie Carrie says:

    Letha and Nathan grew up together becoming best friends and pledging their young love to one another But that was before the war came and their city was overtaken The children in the city were rounded up and their parents put to death Letha and Nathan ended up on opposite sides as the children were imprisoned and taught to be soldiers Letha fought against this new life and becoming a killer only doing what she had to protect herself and her few friends she had left Then Letha is given the m Letha and Nathan grew up together becoming best friends and pledging their young love to one another But that was before the war came and their city was overtaken The children in the city were rounded up and their parents put to death Letha and Nathan ended up on opposite sides as the children were imprisoned and taught to be soldiers Letha fought against this new life and becoming a killer only doing what she had to protect herself and her few friends she had left Then Letha is given the mission to kill Nathan.Inside the Wall sounded like an interesting take on a dystopian world that peaked my interest when I first saw it Unfortunately, this one ended up not really being for me in the end While the idea of a violent society of kill or be killed could make an interesting read in this book I just found myself wondering why and how things were happening The world building was extremely lacking in the story It just felt like one of those reads you are tossed into the mix and expected to imagine the missing parts on your own instead of it being there in the book Of course it is a short read but I d still like to haveof an explanation of what I m reading about to enjoy a story Besides missing a bit of understanding in the overall plot there are also random happenings throughout the read that just left this reader with questions Things were happening all throughout the book that I was just left wanting to knowof how or why the characters were doing what they were or when things happened Overall, unfortunately this one fell short for me so it s not really one I d recommend checking out I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit


  2. lauren ♡ lauren ♡ says:

    INSIDE the Wall is about a girl named Letha who is struggling to come to terms with her role in her now overthrown city The city is divided into three parts Tsunamis, Rats and Neutrals Letha is a Tsunami and the Rats are their enemies She gets a mission by the Tsunami s leader, Officer Lindsey, to kill a boy named Nathan who is part of the Rats and just so happened to be Letha s best friend and boyfriend before the war happened Letha reluctantly agrees to do the mission and takes a team of INSIDE the Wall is about a girl named Letha who is struggling to come to terms with her role in her now overthrown city The city is divided into three parts Tsunamis, Rats and Neutrals Letha is a Tsunami and the Rats are their enemies She gets a mission by the Tsunami s leader, Officer Lindsey, to kill a boy named Nathan who is part of the Rats and just so happened to be Letha s best friend and boyfriend before the war happened Letha reluctantly agrees to do the mission and takes a team of misfits with her Angel, Spur, Bullet and Freckles everyone has nicknames now and Letha s is Heart who are the closest thing she has to friends Letha has other plans though and killing Nathan isn t at the top of her list.I really enjoyed the concept behind Inside the Wall It reminds me of the notion that people will do unquestionable things when told by someone in a position of power I instantly thought of the Milgram experiment that was conducted, were people would give supposed lethal electric shocks to another person because Someone In Charge told them to do it The world that Letha lives in is a world that has been tortured and conditioned into not caring Everyone s instinct is to survive It is brutal And I mean that This book has a lot of violence and is quite dark and gritty It is definitely an intense read and will make you think and question what would happen if our own world became this way.Whilst I did enjoy the concept of this book I feel like it could have been executed a little better I was quite confuse about the Walled City that Letha lived in and why and how the war started I would have liked to learnabout the Neutrals too We got a few flashbacks to how the city was Before, but it didn t explain too much The flashbacks mostly focused on Letha s relationship with Nathan, which I guess was so we would feel the angst that Letha had to kill someone she once loved Honestly though I didn t really connect with the relationship Letha and Nathan were 11 when they started going out Call me old fashioned, but that made me kind of uncomfortable I know it s a common thing these days and I am not trying to judge anyone who may have been dating kissing boys at that age Maybe it s because I have a hoard of younger siblings and I m extremely protective It was just weird hearing 11 years old proclaim their love for each other I think I would have connectedwith Leda and Nathan if they had have just been portrayed as best friends This wasof a personal preference though and it may not bother others I also didn t really care for Letha s other sort of love interest, Spud, he was a bit of an asshole who was always touching and kissing Letha without even asking.I didn t connect with the love interests of Letha, but I loved her relationship with Angel and it s a huge part of the reason I gave this 4 stars Angel is a younger girl who is also a brutal killer and her and Letha have a sister like relationship If you have siblings you ll know what I mean when I say you will either kill them or kill for them and that s the vibe I got from Letha and Angel I was really attached to Angel and worried about her the whole book She was dangerous, but she also had moments were you realised just how young she was Letha did everything she could to keep her and the rest of her team safe and this also played a part in my 4 star rating.The ending was a cliffhanger of sorts and bit rushed and the pacing felt a bit off too It was fast, which I liked, but then sometimes it felt too fast I know this is only a novella so it couldn t cram a ton of world building in, but I feel like we were toldthan we were shown so I felt a bit disconnected from the awful events that were happening.My initial reaction after reading this was again a 3.5 and I spent a lot of time debating whether to go up or down Eventually I went up because I thought the idea behind the story was really interesting A Lotus said in an introduction that she originally wrote this particular book in high school so it could explain some of the issues I had with it I really, really hate critiquing writing because I feel like I have no right and it s why my reviews focus on the feelings I have I wanted to talk about the things I had problems with though because I want this to be an honest review I also went up to 4 stars because this book had something in it that I rarely ever see in YA Dystopians THERE WAS PERIOD TALK I know it might seem like a bit of an overreaction to go up a whole star, but it just made it feel so muchrealistic Another reason I gave this four stars was because A Lotus created a playlist to go along with the book which you can listen to here I m a sucker for music, okay Also, not sure if it was an error on my end but my Netgalley Kindle copy was full of formatting errors There was incorrect spacing throughout the entire book and it drove me crazy I have no idea if these are in theversion or if like I said it was an error on my end, but I just wanted to make people aware of it in case.If you re after a quick and dark, almost horror like dstyopian read then check this out I m going to read the rest of the series once I have time


  3. Nelia Madeira Nelia Madeira says:

    Thank You NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book Can you imagine a world where people just stopped caring It would be a cruel world for sure and this book shows just that, scary Oh yeah, it is and it gets worse.Letha and Nathan were best friends just like their moms were However, one day two dictators changed their world and their city How They overthrow the city, took the children captive and killed the parents The city was divide between the two dictators and they too Thank You NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book Can you imagine a world where people just stopped caring It would be a cruel world for sure and this book shows just that, scary Oh yeah, it is and it gets worse.Letha and Nathan were best friends just like their moms were However, one day two dictators changed their world and their city How They overthrow the city, took the children captive and killed the parents The city was divide between the two dictators and they took those children and brainwashed, trained and sculpted them into soldiers And the reason they did that, was for these children to fight each other to see which side would win the city.Letha rejects her new life she leads, she stays strong only to protect the ones younger than her She fights and blocks her feelings from those cruel adults that did that to her and those children around her Until they give her the ultimate task Kill Nathan And if she doesn t, everyone, including herself, will die.In a world where it seems that no one cares any, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing and make the right choice Does she save herself Or does she try to save one young boy who has been brainwashed and hardened into another dictator s web It seems like no matter what choice she makes, it looks like she is going to lose someone she loves.This was a cruel book, that was for sure and I like action in my books The beginning was a little slow but the second half was better and picked up the pace and there was a lothappening The end was pretty good and left me wondering what will happen I know there is another book out and I may end up picking it up, we will see I gave it a 3.5 stars out of 5, it was good and I do recommend if you want a quick read and be prepared for some violence because you will get it on this one But, the cruelty of it was rash and I felt like something was missing, not sure what exactly, maybe I didn t connect as much to the characters as I should Yeah, I think that could be it Still good, though


  4. Nancy (The Avid Reader) Nancy (The Avid Reader) says:

    Letha and Nathan were best friends as were their mothers until the day two people attacked their city and took the children captive and then killed their parents right in front of their very own eyes They did this to gain control of them They were separated into two groups and were then made enemies All the little kids were trained to be killers and sent on missions to kill If they did not do what they were told by their leader then they would die as well as everyone on their team.Letha and Letha and Nathan were best friends as were their mothers until the day two people attacked their city and took the children captive and then killed their parents right in front of their very own eyes They did this to gain control of them They were separated into two groups and were then made enemies All the little kids were trained to be killers and sent on missions to kill If they did not do what they were told by their leader then they would die as well as everyone on their team.Letha and Nathan became enemies because of these two people not because of the way they felt about each other They were trained and brain washed into believing what they were told not to mention threatened The thing is it wasn t a threat at all it was a promise which all always came true Letha didn t want to kill Nathan but did he want to kill her Would he kill her if given the opportunity Would Letha kill Nathan if or when it the opportunity is put in her face literally Or does Letha have plans of her own How will Letha save herself, her friends and everyone else Can she save everyone including herself No one cares about anyone or anything any well except killing someone and surviving Will the world ever care again Will they start caring about each other like they did before Can they ever go back to what they once had I loved reading INSIDE the Wall not that I liked seeing people get killed or seeing kids watch their parents die or seeing kids being brain washed and trained to kill but the world that the author created was amazing INSIDE the Wall will grab you from the first page and won t let go until you have flipped that last page and leaves you wanting to knowWanting toas to what happens to Letha and the rest of her friends and what it is like for them in their new world I can t wait for the next book OUTSIDE the Wall


  5. Nadine Nadine says:

    Inside the wall is very different from what I expected in terms of Dystopian universes It felt like one and not at all at the same time if that makes sense.So in the future somewhere around NYC Nathan and Letha are best friends like their mothers and also in love If I am not mistaken, they fell into it quite young age 11 and were happy until well the area where they lived in was split into 2 halves and war started.The parents and adults in general were killed at least from Letha s side of th Inside the wall is very different from what I expected in terms of Dystopian universes It felt like one and not at all at the same time if that makes sense.So in the future somewhere around NYC Nathan and Letha are best friends like their mothers and also in love If I am not mistaken, they fell into it quite young age 11 and were happy until well the area where they lived in was split into 2 halves and war started.The parents and adults in general were killed at least from Letha s side of things and children became murderers, I mean warriors set on ending the opposing faction I kept wondering why kill them unless the whole purpose is to control the kids but ultimately to what end At some point those kids were going to grow up, plus the area where they are is pretty much cut off, so what happens next I am going to honest here, there are components that I liked and felt were reasonably believable and some other bits that I did not care for too much.All of it is from Letha s PoV and when she is captured with her team by Nathan and dropped in a makeshift cell with the ex governor it gets weirderSo you see this is why I cannot make up my mind in terms of the love love or like like At this point, to be honest is all depending on the other books in the series I may be a tad harsh, but I believe what will make those books is what comes after.I do not want to put in evenspoilers as I already have, but I am hoping we will getinsight and understanding in what comes next How could 2 people make such a mess To be honest, I am thinking that I should be reading it again later on away from anything and see if I still feel the same way Over the years, I have realised that my mindset influences my perception in terms of how I absorb a story.But either way, in the meantime this has some potential for sure


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    I received a copy of this book in response for an honest reviewDespite the formatting issues, which I hope are only a result of being an ARC copy, this book novella is pretty interesting I have read other books with a similar concept and this conveyed the some of the emotions and actions I would expect in these kinds of situations i have read some other reviews which warn that this is a violent, kids killing kids book, and isn t for everyone, and I agree, but realistically it s not something n I received a copy of this book in response for an honest reviewDespite the formatting issues, which I hope are only a result of being an ARC copy, this book novella is pretty interesting I have read other books with a similar concept and this conveyed the some of the emotions and actions I would expect in these kinds of situations i have read some other reviews which warn that this is a violent, kids killing kids book, and isn t for everyone, and I agree, but realistically it s not something new and it is something that has happened in real life, and continues to happen I certainly agree that there is a lot of pointless violence and killing, as is the nature of these dictatorship regimes.I must say that I was somewhat confused by the Ancient City and while I understand the concept, feel that it would have benefited fromdescription.I loved Heart s struggle and felt for her and her team I was both surprised and not surprised all at once in regards to Freckles and the decisions he makes it ll be interesting to see what becomes of him in the next novella, should he feature.Overall, I really liked this book, despite it not being the kind of book I normally go for, or maybe in spite of it I m also seriously impressed that this was something the author came up with as a teen a true talent


  7. Sally Hannoush Sally Hannoush says:

    Warning There is a lot of death and destruction in this book and not for sensitive people Kids are killings kids and there is much useless killing A very nasty future There is hope in destruction for some but for others they are already way too far gone This deals with both physical and mental battles and leaves scars of both kinds It is a good first book of the series and with a sneak peak in book two we are left wondering what happens next.


  8. A Reader& A Reader& says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to p I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to protect those younger than her She is then given the ultimate task kill Nathan if she does not, everyone, including herself, will die.In a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator s web No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.I am giving this two stars as I hate to only give one even if it deserves it.There are some things I really don t like in fiction right nowand one of the biggest dislikes are these Part 1 prequel novella stuff that is prevalent at the moment Just write the damn book No plot hereNo character developmentNo backstoryNo idea of what is going onexcept the ploy of giving readers this kind of teaser to make them buy the next one, and the next oneNot falling for it.PaulARH


  9. Aussie bookworm Aussie bookworm says:

    Letha and Nathan were best friends when a war broke out, and they find themselves on opposing teams.I found this book confusing and disappointing I love the Idea of what happens when people stop caring, but I did not find this really incorporated through the novella.I would have loveddetails on why the war happened and why they are using children as soldiers and what is over the wall These questions may be answered in further novellas in the series which would be interesting to see if th Letha and Nathan were best friends when a war broke out, and they find themselves on opposing teams.I found this book confusing and disappointing I love the Idea of what happens when people stop caring, but I did not find this really incorporated through the novella.I would have loveddetails on why the war happened and why they are using children as soldiers and what is over the wall These questions may be answered in further novellas in the series which would be interesting to see if the books can be improved upon, which I do realise it is hard in novella form.I found myself driftingoften than not when reading this book, I usually love dystopia novels and especially where there is a new theme such as lack of empathy and emotions I would probably read the next in the series but if it doesn t improve I will probably shelve this series


  10. Alicia Alicia says:

    I had to read this one on my computer because of font and formatting issues, like many others And then I was completely stunned and saddened by the very dark feel of this dystopian science fiction story in which wars have been fought and now friends have been turned on one another and senseless killings are par for the course I enjoyed the note from the author that it was written in high school in an imagining of a future world where sympathy and understanding don t exist What would happen if I had to read this one on my computer because of font and formatting issues, like many others And then I was completely stunned and saddened by the very dark feel of this dystopian science fiction story in which wars have been fought and now friends have been turned on one another and senseless killings are par for the course I enjoyed the note from the author that it was written in high school in an imagining of a future world where sympathy and understanding don t exist What would happen if we stop caring This certainly has a powerful message and while it moves fast with the short chapters that give time and place, it could have had a stronger voice to makeof an impact


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INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1)[KINDLE] ✽ INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1) By A. Lotus – Polishdarling.co.uk What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators ov What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to protect those younger than her She is then given the ultimate task kill Nathan If she does not, everyone, including herself, will die In INSIDE the MOBI :ï a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator s web No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.


About the Author: A. Lotus

Lotus is merely the pen name for a dreamer a writer who can t keep her head out of the cloudsSince childhood, Lotus has spent most of her waking hours devoted to scribbling storiesShe isn t like you and I Even her air is different for she breathes novels The world she belongs to is nothing like this one It is a place where only the eccentric venture And, of course a few brave readers.



10 thoughts on “INSIDE the Wall (The War in the Wall Series Book 1)

  1. Carrie Carrie says:

    Letha and Nathan grew up together becoming best friends and pledging their young love to one another But that was before the war came and their city was overtaken The children in the city were rounded up and their parents put to death Letha and Nathan ended up on opposite sides as the children were imprisoned and taught to be soldiers Letha fought against this new life and becoming a killer only doing what she had to protect herself and her few friends she had left Then Letha is given the m Letha and Nathan grew up together becoming best friends and pledging their young love to one another But that was before the war came and their city was overtaken The children in the city were rounded up and their parents put to death Letha and Nathan ended up on opposite sides as the children were imprisoned and taught to be soldiers Letha fought against this new life and becoming a killer only doing what she had to protect herself and her few friends she had left Then Letha is given the mission to kill Nathan.Inside the Wall sounded like an interesting take on a dystopian world that peaked my interest when I first saw it Unfortunately, this one ended up not really being for me in the end While the idea of a violent society of kill or be killed could make an interesting read in this book I just found myself wondering why and how things were happening The world building was extremely lacking in the story It just felt like one of those reads you are tossed into the mix and expected to imagine the missing parts on your own instead of it being there in the book Of course it is a short read but I d still like to haveof an explanation of what I m reading about to enjoy a story Besides missing a bit of understanding in the overall plot there are also random happenings throughout the read that just left this reader with questions Things were happening all throughout the book that I was just left wanting to knowof how or why the characters were doing what they were or when things happened Overall, unfortunately this one fell short for me so it s not really one I d recommend checking out I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit


  2. lauren ♡ lauren ♡ says:

    INSIDE the Wall is about a girl named Letha who is struggling to come to terms with her role in her now overthrown city The city is divided into three parts Tsunamis, Rats and Neutrals Letha is a Tsunami and the Rats are their enemies She gets a mission by the Tsunami s leader, Officer Lindsey, to kill a boy named Nathan who is part of the Rats and just so happened to be Letha s best friend and boyfriend before the war happened Letha reluctantly agrees to do the mission and takes a team of INSIDE the Wall is about a girl named Letha who is struggling to come to terms with her role in her now overthrown city The city is divided into three parts Tsunamis, Rats and Neutrals Letha is a Tsunami and the Rats are their enemies She gets a mission by the Tsunami s leader, Officer Lindsey, to kill a boy named Nathan who is part of the Rats and just so happened to be Letha s best friend and boyfriend before the war happened Letha reluctantly agrees to do the mission and takes a team of misfits with her Angel, Spur, Bullet and Freckles everyone has nicknames now and Letha s is Heart who are the closest thing she has to friends Letha has other plans though and killing Nathan isn t at the top of her list.I really enjoyed the concept behind Inside the Wall It reminds me of the notion that people will do unquestionable things when told by someone in a position of power I instantly thought of the Milgram experiment that was conducted, were people would give supposed lethal electric shocks to another person because Someone In Charge told them to do it The world that Letha lives in is a world that has been tortured and conditioned into not caring Everyone s instinct is to survive It is brutal And I mean that This book has a lot of violence and is quite dark and gritty It is definitely an intense read and will make you think and question what would happen if our own world became this way.Whilst I did enjoy the concept of this book I feel like it could have been executed a little better I was quite confuse about the Walled City that Letha lived in and why and how the war started I would have liked to learnabout the Neutrals too We got a few flashbacks to how the city was Before, but it didn t explain too much The flashbacks mostly focused on Letha s relationship with Nathan, which I guess was so we would feel the angst that Letha had to kill someone she once loved Honestly though I didn t really connect with the relationship Letha and Nathan were 11 when they started going out Call me old fashioned, but that made me kind of uncomfortable I know it s a common thing these days and I am not trying to judge anyone who may have been dating kissing boys at that age Maybe it s because I have a hoard of younger siblings and I m extremely protective It was just weird hearing 11 years old proclaim their love for each other I think I would have connectedwith Leda and Nathan if they had have just been portrayed as best friends This wasof a personal preference though and it may not bother others I also didn t really care for Letha s other sort of love interest, Spud, he was a bit of an asshole who was always touching and kissing Letha without even asking.I didn t connect with the love interests of Letha, but I loved her relationship with Angel and it s a huge part of the reason I gave this 4 stars Angel is a younger girl who is also a brutal killer and her and Letha have a sister like relationship If you have siblings you ll know what I mean when I say you will either kill them or kill for them and that s the vibe I got from Letha and Angel I was really attached to Angel and worried about her the whole book She was dangerous, but she also had moments were you realised just how young she was Letha did everything she could to keep her and the rest of her team safe and this also played a part in my 4 star rating.The ending was a cliffhanger of sorts and bit rushed and the pacing felt a bit off too It was fast, which I liked, but then sometimes it felt too fast I know this is only a novella so it couldn t cram a ton of world building in, but I feel like we were toldthan we were shown so I felt a bit disconnected from the awful events that were happening.My initial reaction after reading this was again a 3.5 and I spent a lot of time debating whether to go up or down Eventually I went up because I thought the idea behind the story was really interesting A Lotus said in an introduction that she originally wrote this particular book in high school so it could explain some of the issues I had with it I really, really hate critiquing writing because I feel like I have no right and it s why my reviews focus on the feelings I have I wanted to talk about the things I had problems with though because I want this to be an honest review I also went up to 4 stars because this book had something in it that I rarely ever see in YA Dystopians THERE WAS PERIOD TALK I know it might seem like a bit of an overreaction to go up a whole star, but it just made it feel so muchrealistic Another reason I gave this four stars was because A Lotus created a playlist to go along with the book which you can listen to here I m a sucker for music, okay Also, not sure if it was an error on my end but my Netgalley Kindle copy was full of formatting errors There was incorrect spacing throughout the entire book and it drove me crazy I have no idea if these are in theversion or if like I said it was an error on my end, but I just wanted to make people aware of it in case.If you re after a quick and dark, almost horror like dstyopian read then check this out I m going to read the rest of the series once I have time


  3. Nelia Madeira Nelia Madeira says:

    Thank You NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book Can you imagine a world where people just stopped caring It would be a cruel world for sure and this book shows just that, scary Oh yeah, it is and it gets worse.Letha and Nathan were best friends just like their moms were However, one day two dictators changed their world and their city How They overthrow the city, took the children captive and killed the parents The city was divide between the two dictators and they too Thank You NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book Can you imagine a world where people just stopped caring It would be a cruel world for sure and this book shows just that, scary Oh yeah, it is and it gets worse.Letha and Nathan were best friends just like their moms were However, one day two dictators changed their world and their city How They overthrow the city, took the children captive and killed the parents The city was divide between the two dictators and they took those children and brainwashed, trained and sculpted them into soldiers And the reason they did that, was for these children to fight each other to see which side would win the city.Letha rejects her new life she leads, she stays strong only to protect the ones younger than her She fights and blocks her feelings from those cruel adults that did that to her and those children around her Until they give her the ultimate task Kill Nathan And if she doesn t, everyone, including herself, will die.In a world where it seems that no one cares any, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing and make the right choice Does she save herself Or does she try to save one young boy who has been brainwashed and hardened into another dictator s web It seems like no matter what choice she makes, it looks like she is going to lose someone she loves.This was a cruel book, that was for sure and I like action in my books The beginning was a little slow but the second half was better and picked up the pace and there was a lothappening The end was pretty good and left me wondering what will happen I know there is another book out and I may end up picking it up, we will see I gave it a 3.5 stars out of 5, it was good and I do recommend if you want a quick read and be prepared for some violence because you will get it on this one But, the cruelty of it was rash and I felt like something was missing, not sure what exactly, maybe I didn t connect as much to the characters as I should Yeah, I think that could be it Still good, though


  4. Nancy (The Avid Reader) Nancy (The Avid Reader) says:

    Letha and Nathan were best friends as were their mothers until the day two people attacked their city and took the children captive and then killed their parents right in front of their very own eyes They did this to gain control of them They were separated into two groups and were then made enemies All the little kids were trained to be killers and sent on missions to kill If they did not do what they were told by their leader then they would die as well as everyone on their team.Letha and Letha and Nathan were best friends as were their mothers until the day two people attacked their city and took the children captive and then killed their parents right in front of their very own eyes They did this to gain control of them They were separated into two groups and were then made enemies All the little kids were trained to be killers and sent on missions to kill If they did not do what they were told by their leader then they would die as well as everyone on their team.Letha and Nathan became enemies because of these two people not because of the way they felt about each other They were trained and brain washed into believing what they were told not to mention threatened The thing is it wasn t a threat at all it was a promise which all always came true Letha didn t want to kill Nathan but did he want to kill her Would he kill her if given the opportunity Would Letha kill Nathan if or when it the opportunity is put in her face literally Or does Letha have plans of her own How will Letha save herself, her friends and everyone else Can she save everyone including herself No one cares about anyone or anything any well except killing someone and surviving Will the world ever care again Will they start caring about each other like they did before Can they ever go back to what they once had I loved reading INSIDE the Wall not that I liked seeing people get killed or seeing kids watch their parents die or seeing kids being brain washed and trained to kill but the world that the author created was amazing INSIDE the Wall will grab you from the first page and won t let go until you have flipped that last page and leaves you wanting to knowWanting toas to what happens to Letha and the rest of her friends and what it is like for them in their new world I can t wait for the next book OUTSIDE the Wall


  5. Nadine Nadine says:

    Inside the wall is very different from what I expected in terms of Dystopian universes It felt like one and not at all at the same time if that makes sense.So in the future somewhere around NYC Nathan and Letha are best friends like their mothers and also in love If I am not mistaken, they fell into it quite young age 11 and were happy until well the area where they lived in was split into 2 halves and war started.The parents and adults in general were killed at least from Letha s side of th Inside the wall is very different from what I expected in terms of Dystopian universes It felt like one and not at all at the same time if that makes sense.So in the future somewhere around NYC Nathan and Letha are best friends like their mothers and also in love If I am not mistaken, they fell into it quite young age 11 and were happy until well the area where they lived in was split into 2 halves and war started.The parents and adults in general were killed at least from Letha s side of things and children became murderers, I mean warriors set on ending the opposing faction I kept wondering why kill them unless the whole purpose is to control the kids but ultimately to what end At some point those kids were going to grow up, plus the area where they are is pretty much cut off, so what happens next I am going to honest here, there are components that I liked and felt were reasonably believable and some other bits that I did not care for too much.All of it is from Letha s PoV and when she is captured with her team by Nathan and dropped in a makeshift cell with the ex governor it gets weirderSo you see this is why I cannot make up my mind in terms of the love love or like like At this point, to be honest is all depending on the other books in the series I may be a tad harsh, but I believe what will make those books is what comes after.I do not want to put in evenspoilers as I already have, but I am hoping we will getinsight and understanding in what comes next How could 2 people make such a mess To be honest, I am thinking that I should be reading it again later on away from anything and see if I still feel the same way Over the years, I have realised that my mindset influences my perception in terms of how I absorb a story.But either way, in the meantime this has some potential for sure


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    I received a copy of this book in response for an honest reviewDespite the formatting issues, which I hope are only a result of being an ARC copy, this book novella is pretty interesting I have read other books with a similar concept and this conveyed the some of the emotions and actions I would expect in these kinds of situations i have read some other reviews which warn that this is a violent, kids killing kids book, and isn t for everyone, and I agree, but realistically it s not something n I received a copy of this book in response for an honest reviewDespite the formatting issues, which I hope are only a result of being an ARC copy, this book novella is pretty interesting I have read other books with a similar concept and this conveyed the some of the emotions and actions I would expect in these kinds of situations i have read some other reviews which warn that this is a violent, kids killing kids book, and isn t for everyone, and I agree, but realistically it s not something new and it is something that has happened in real life, and continues to happen I certainly agree that there is a lot of pointless violence and killing, as is the nature of these dictatorship regimes.I must say that I was somewhat confused by the Ancient City and while I understand the concept, feel that it would have benefited fromdescription.I loved Heart s struggle and felt for her and her team I was both surprised and not surprised all at once in regards to Freckles and the decisions he makes it ll be interesting to see what becomes of him in the next novella, should he feature.Overall, I really liked this book, despite it not being the kind of book I normally go for, or maybe in spite of it I m also seriously impressed that this was something the author came up with as a teen a true talent


  7. Sally Hannoush Sally Hannoush says:

    Warning There is a lot of death and destruction in this book and not for sensitive people Kids are killings kids and there is much useless killing A very nasty future There is hope in destruction for some but for others they are already way too far gone This deals with both physical and mental battles and leaves scars of both kinds It is a good first book of the series and with a sneak peak in book two we are left wondering what happens next.


  8. A Reader& A Reader& says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to p I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review What if everyone just stopped caring What sort of world would we create for future generations Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to protect those younger than her She is then given the ultimate task kill Nathan if she does not, everyone, including herself, will die.In a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator s web No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.I am giving this two stars as I hate to only give one even if it deserves it.There are some things I really don t like in fiction right nowand one of the biggest dislikes are these Part 1 prequel novella stuff that is prevalent at the moment Just write the damn book No plot hereNo character developmentNo backstoryNo idea of what is going onexcept the ploy of giving readers this kind of teaser to make them buy the next one, and the next oneNot falling for it.PaulARH


  9. Aussie bookworm Aussie bookworm says:

    Letha and Nathan were best friends when a war broke out, and they find themselves on opposing teams.I found this book confusing and disappointing I love the Idea of what happens when people stop caring, but I did not find this really incorporated through the novella.I would have loveddetails on why the war happened and why they are using children as soldiers and what is over the wall These questions may be answered in further novellas in the series which would be interesting to see if th Letha and Nathan were best friends when a war broke out, and they find themselves on opposing teams.I found this book confusing and disappointing I love the Idea of what happens when people stop caring, but I did not find this really incorporated through the novella.I would have loveddetails on why the war happened and why they are using children as soldiers and what is over the wall These questions may be answered in further novellas in the series which would be interesting to see if the books can be improved upon, which I do realise it is hard in novella form.I found myself driftingoften than not when reading this book, I usually love dystopia novels and especially where there is a new theme such as lack of empathy and emotions I would probably read the next in the series but if it doesn t improve I will probably shelve this series


  10. Alicia Alicia says:

    I had to read this one on my computer because of font and formatting issues, like many others And then I was completely stunned and saddened by the very dark feel of this dystopian science fiction story in which wars have been fought and now friends have been turned on one another and senseless killings are par for the course I enjoyed the note from the author that it was written in high school in an imagining of a future world where sympathy and understanding don t exist What would happen if I had to read this one on my computer because of font and formatting issues, like many others And then I was completely stunned and saddened by the very dark feel of this dystopian science fiction story in which wars have been fought and now friends have been turned on one another and senseless killings are par for the course I enjoyed the note from the author that it was written in high school in an imagining of a future world where sympathy and understanding don t exist What would happen if we stop caring This certainly has a powerful message and while it moves fast with the short chapters that give time and place, it could have had a stronger voice to makeof an impact


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