Blog Tour: Quarantine
I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Quarantine: The Burnouts by Lex Thomas
Published by EgmontUSA on July 13, 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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When an explosion rocks David and Will's suburban high school one morning, a deadly virus is unleashed on the school. After a year of quarantine, with no adults around, the students have created their own society. All of the social cliques have developed into gangs-The Nerds, The Geeks, The Freaks, The Sluts, The Skaters, The Burnouts, The Pretty Ones, and The Varsity-and each gang provides a service with which they can barter for provisions. Without a gang, it's almost impossible to secure food, water, territory, or supplies. In the final installment in the Quarantine trilogy, the brothers are reunited on the Outside and it appears as if, for once everything is going right. But inside the school, Lucy is alone with no gang and no hope, until the Burnouts welcome her into their filthy arms.
Quarantine has been a series that I have been following for the last two years and knowing that it was finally going to come to an end was sad. I couldn’t wait to read this book and now that I finally had it, I was ready to dive in and continue with Will and David.
This book was so jam packed with action and adventure coming from both inside and outside the school. We see things that one would never expect to see in a typical world and I know I always wonder what it would be like to live in a world where something like this might happen.
I feel that I have all separate feelings for Will, David, and Lucy. I liked them all differently but equally. With David and Will being reconnected, that means Lucy is left to fend for herself and with her without a group things could not look good for her. She is definitely going to be a challenge for her. Will keeps thinking of Lucy but he does not want to let David know of their relationship. Will has grown so much since before being reconnected with David and I feel that him being on his own without him, has made him grow stronger. I loved how we were able to get Will’s point of view of the outside world in this novel and this showed me how crazy adults can be.
There are so many twists and turns that keep happening in the novel that make you keep on your toes. I do not know how I feel about the ending, I was thinking that it might happen like that but I am always curious to see if I will be proven wrong.
Overall Lex Thomas wrote a thrilling trilogy and an exploding finale to this world of Quarantine. I ask that all readers venture into this world and see what it can do for you.
I give this book 4 bites!
Reviews of Quarantine #1: The Loners
2012 Summer IndieNext List (American Booksellers Association)
A Booklist Top Ten SciFi/Fantasy for Youth
?“This is for fans of gritty sf dystopia, and Thomas’ whirlwind pace, painful details…simmering sexual content, and moments of truly shocking ultra-violence thrust this movie-ready high school thriller to the head of the class.”—Booklist, starred review
“The fast and gory action (one trap-filled hallway sequence is particularly memorable) should satisfy the core audience.”—Publishers Weekly
“The gritty, no-holds-barred, Lord-of-the-Flies-meets-Heathers plot will likely hook readers with a taste for bleak, action-packed survival stories.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A solid choice.”—School Library Journal
Reviews of Quarantine #2: The Saints
?“With its morally dubious characters, charged sexual content, and double-take violence, this might be the darkest series going. Meanwhile, Lord of the Flies allusions (the adults’ benevolent arrival and, believe it or not, a pig hunt), add further interest. Here’s our demand: deliver the conclusion yesterday.”—Booklist, starred review
“This fast-paced novel will, however, appeal to fans of The Hunger Games trilogy.”—VOYA
“Thomas knows how to write a compelling story with flawed characters and intense situations.”—School Library Journal
About Lex Thomas
Lex Thomas is the pen name used by the screenwriting team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies.
Lex Hrabe was a Drama Geek in high school as well as student body president. Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worn hats as an actor, director, and writer. In addition to working as a screenwriter, he heads development at Cinespire Entertainment, a boutique production company.
If Thomas Voorhies were a character in the Quarantine trilogy, he would be a member of the Art Geek gang. Thomas graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and continues to practice and exhibit his realist oil paintings. To see a selection of his artwork, visit www.thomasvoorhies.com.
Lex Hrabe lives in Virginia; Tom Voorhies lives in California.
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July 8, 2014
Jean Book Nerd (www.jeanbooknerd.com) Vlog and giveaway
Midnight Reads (http://yamidnightreads.com/) Guest post and giveaway
July 9, 2014
Pinky’s Favorite Reads (http://pinkypollock.blogspot.com/) Q&A and giveaway
July 10, 2014
A Bookish Escape (www.abookishescape.com) Review and giveaway
July 11, 2014
Icey Books (www.iceybooks.com) Guest Post and giveaway
July 12, 2014
Booksholics Anonymous (http://www.bookaholicsanonymousonline.com/) Guest post and giveaway
July 13, 2014
Books with Bite (bookwithbite.net) review and giveaway
July 14, 2014
Bittersweet Enchantment (http://www.bittersweet-enchantment.com/) Guest post and giveaway
July 15, 2014
Curling Up with a Good Book (http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com/) Q&A and giveaway
July 16, 2014
Karin’s Book Nook (karinsbooknook.com) guest post and giveaway
July 17, 2014
ExLibris Kate (exlibriskate.com) excerpt from first chapter and giveaway
July 18, 2014
Live to Read (http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/) review and giveaway
July 19, 2014
Tales of a Ravenous Reader (http://www.lushbudgetproduction.com/) Q&A and giveaway
July 20, 2014
Page Turners Blog (pageturnersblog.com) Guest post and giveaway
July 21, 2014
Pamela Thompsons Blog (http://booksbypamelathompson.blogspot.com/) review and giveaways
Elizabeth Spann Craig’s Blog (http://elizabethspanncraig.com/blog/) guest post and giveaway
July 22, 2014
Children’s Book Review Blog (thechildrensbookreviews.com) Guest Post and giveway