Author(s): Lex Thomas
A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints continues this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates just how deadly high school can be.
Nothing was worse than being locked in--until they opened the door...
McKinley High has been a battleground for eighteen months since a virus outbreak led to a military quarantine of the school. When the doors finally open, Will and Lucy will think their nightmare is finished. But they are gravely mistaken.
As a new group of teens enters the school and gains popularity, Will and Lucy join new gangs. An epic party on the quad full of real food and drinks, where kids hook up and actually interact with members of other gangs seemed to signal a new, easier existence. Soon after, though, the world inside McKinley takes a startling turn for the worse, and Will and Lucy will have to fight harder than ever to survive.
The Saints brings readers back to the dark and deadly halls of McKinley High and the QUARANTINE series.
*"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
Also available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60684-336-9) and e-book (ISBN: 978-1-60684-337-6) formats.
Lex Thomas is the author team made up 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 worked as an actor, director, and writer. In addition writing screenplays, he heads development at Cinespire Entertainment, a boutique production company (www.cinespire.com). 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 create and exhibit realist oil paintings. To see his work, visit www.thomasvoorhies.com.