Fire and Ice is so excited to be today's stop on the official tour for Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas. We have a Teaser Tuesday excerpt plus your chance to win your own autographed copy from EgmontUSA, so read on...
Book Description: “As original as The Hunger Games, set within the walls of a high school exactly like yours.” – Kami Garcia, New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels
It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.
In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.
"Take Michael Grant's Gone and Veronica Roth's Divergent, rattle them in a cage until they're ready to fight to the death, and you'll have something like this nightmarish debut...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)
Teaser ... A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.“Will had gone through a growth spurt, like most kids their year had at this point; Smudge hadn’t. He was still the size of a child, and he looked about as healthy as an old woman’s finger. But he was a survivor. The kid was a cockroach.”
About The Author : Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies. Their first novel, QUARANTINE: THE LONERS, earned a starred review from Booklist, and Huffington Post Books called it “one of the best books that I have ever read.”
Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worked as an actor, director and writer. Thomas graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and now writes, and exhibits his realist oil paintings in Los Angeles.
Lex and Thomas met in a writers’ group in Los Angeles. Their friendship developed as they tried to blow each other’s minds with clips from bizarre movies. In 2005, they became a screenwriting team, and found that writing with a friend is much more fun than doing it alone.
Visit all the stops on the official Quarantine Blog Tour
Monday, September 10th - Wastepaper Prose
Tuesday, September 11th - Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 12th - Novel Novice
Thursday, September 13th - The Bookish Brunette
Friday, September 14th - The PageTurners
Monday, September 17th - MundieMoms
Tuesday, September 18th - Forever 17 Books
Wednesday, September 19th - Evie Bookish
Thursday, September 20th - Once upon a Prologue
Friday, September 21st - The Bookswarm
Monday, September 24th - Reading Angel
Tuesday, September 25th - Fire and Ice
Wednesday, September 26th - Emily's Reading Room
Thursday, September 27th - Fiktshun
Friday, September 28th - Hypable
The Giveaway: Two lucky winners will have the chance to win a personalized, autographed copy of Quarantine! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form below.