Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Source: ARC from Pubslisher
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.
The Saints actually wasn’t that bad but compared to The Loners it was more of a disappointment. The Loners was awesome and I liked David as the main character, but The Saints kinda brought me back to earth and I didn’t like Will as a main character at all.
The plot in the first book was amazing, it was completely thought out, so great it was almost surreal. With its twists and turns, camaraderie, and gang battles. The Loners was the epitome of perfect. But The Saints lacked all of these things. And it did not make up for it with anything worthwhile. That’s not to say The Saints plot was not good but after reading The Loners and being blown away, I just expected something more from Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies.
The characters in the The Loners were of the upper echelon of all characters. I liked seeing McKinley High through David’s eyes, and the other characters with the camaraderie of the whole Loner gang was unlike other books of this type. But all the camaraderie that the The Loners had wasn’t anywhere to be found in The Saints. I mean the whole gang broke up and joined other gangs, you’re not much of a gang with no members. Overall the characters were more troubled and that was a little interesting but I enjoyed reading about The Loners cast. You don’t get to know any of the characters in the Saints, you only know the few from The Loners who made the cut.
The one thing I thought was amazing and unexpected was the ending. The ending in The Loners was predictable and boring, but the ending in The Saints was unpredictable and awesome, especially with the buildup before it. All in all, I liked The Saints – it was a pretty good sequel, but compared to the epicness of The Loners, I think the authors could have done better.