Review: The Outliers by T.M. Frazier (The Outskirts #2)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

After being left gobsmacked by The Outskirts, the first in the duet by the same name and my first ever T.M. Frazier read, which had one evil cliffhanger that had me antsy for answers, readers get exactly that and more with the conclusion, The Outliers. If you haven't realized yet, book two is a direct sequel of book one, so if you haven't read The Outskirts, you may not be able to fully appreciate Sawyer Dixon and Finn Hollis's story. Also, my review may contain spoilers in connection with the first book, so feel free to skip this if you want to avoid any possible spoilery.

Sawyer Dixon is uncovering certain truths about who she is and the family she had and now finds herself surrounded by. When her past comes looking for her, intent on making her pay for what she did before heading to the Outskirts, Sawyer will have to decide whether to flee for safety or stay to face her demons. With the knowledge that she has Finn Hollis's love and support, as well as that of her new family and friends to bolster her, Sawyer's most formidable enemy may very well not know what's about to hit him when he gets to the swampland.

This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, all thanks to the amazing beginning that Frazier gave readers with the series starter. I loved seeing how much growing up Sawyer went through here. Yes, there were still moments of naivete (especially when Josh had to clue her in on what was really going on with her), but she was figuring out that she was no longer the outsider she once was nor did she have remain alone for the rest of her life. She found home at the Outskirts, and she embraced her being an outlier. Sawyer became her own heroine.

As much as I liked this sequel, it may have fallen just short of my expectations for it. The first book had this thrum of excitement going through it, like I couldn't flick my finger fast enough to get to the next page on my tablet. This second felt more lax. That doesn't mean, however, that there wasn't a twist or two that caught me off-guard. Maybe I was just hoping for more of the same from The Outskirts. Still, I did enjoy The Outliers, and the duet as a whole has me wanting to work my through T.M. Frazier's back list and excited for all her future releases. 4.5 stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for The Outskirts series:


The Outskirts (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

The Outliers (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 17 November 2017

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