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Giveaway: QUARANTINE: THE LONERS and THE SAINTS by Lex Thomas

Posted by on June 15, 2013

Since posting the Quarantine novels in my book haul, I’ve gotten comments raving on how much everyone NEEDS the second book. I haven’t read QUARANTINE: The Loners, but thanks to Egmont USA and MM Publicity, I’ll be reading books one and two sooner than I thought.

And YOU can read them too. That’s right, Egmont USA and MM Publicity are offering up a hardcover of QUARANTINE: The Saints and a paperback of Quarantine: The Loners to one lucky US/Canada resident.

But first, here’s a little bit about the books.

Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine, #1)

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.

Quarantine: The Saints (Quarantine, #2)

A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints contunues 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 battle ground 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 hookup and actually interact with members of other gangs seemed to signal a new, easier existence. Soom 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

Lex Thomas

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.

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18 comments

  1. Wow… Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list… Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
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  2. I have recently been reading more books in this genre and I am really keen on this new direction. I am really looking forward to seeing how it plays out and how the challenges will be met. Thank you for sharing this treat with us today.

  3. I think this genre is really picking up and I really liked The Maze Runner series and the Gone series. I think this will be similar. As a school librarian I can see boys really liking this series.

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