I really loved the amount of emotion and well written characters embedded in the storyline. The plot itself is very unique, but the characterization stood out the most. Tara’s voice is so unique, and powerful that it could carry the entire weight of what makes this book so good!
I've honestly never read a book with a main character who's so much like me. And I know not everyone cares about representation in fiction, but I do. I don't always want to be inside of the head of someone I don't fully understand. I did understand Tara, and that was nice for a change.
The Place Inside the Storm is a fun, fast-paced YA adventure following a brave teenage girl escaping to safety in the PacNW cluster. The book appeals to the weird in all of us, not only for its shining moral about acceptance but also for its unlikely heroes. Tune into this book even if only for Xel, the most badass robot cat in YA fiction.
Author Bradley W. Wright sets us up for one hell of a ride with his premise. As Tara, Loki, and Xel begin their escape to the PacNW cluster, the reader foresees a book full of action, obstacles, growth, and plenty to pay attention to. Mix all that with easy-to-read language and clear images, and you've got yourself the makings of a pretty damn good page-turner.
The Place Inside the Storm is an enjoyable, light read with plenty of action. If you're in the mood for a unique dystopian future and a badass robot cat, this book is for you.