Review: Quarantine The Saints by Lex Thomas

Quarantine: The Saints (Quarantine, #2)
Quarantine The Saints by Lex Thomas
Release Date: July 9 2013
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Genre: YA/Thriller
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

My Thoughts: 
I thought the first book was fantastic and it was but I am equally happy, if not more, with book 2.
Quarantine The Saints is just as edgy and dark and thoroughly gut wrenching that you cannot help but be captivated with this modern day Lord of The Flies.

With David gone and the window of escape coming to an abrupt end, Will is on his own now but the dynamics of McKinley are about to change. The last year of fighting to survive and every gang for themselves is turned upside down when The Saints arrive. No one knows who Gates is but this boy has managed to turn McKinley high upside down. Sam's reign of terror is over and everyone can breathe a little bit easier now... or can they? 

I really enjoy these books, They are so different from what I normally read and it is a nice change of pace. Quarantine is a cut throat thriller that will have you gripping the edge of your seat waiting for the next page and the page after that. I love how gritty and raw these books are. Nothing is held back and you get a full dose of the gruesome setting that is this book.

The relationships in book 2 change drastically. Those who were once on top are now at the bottom of the food chain and friendships form where you least expect them too. Nothing is for sure and the whole boat is rocked once again. I love how I am continually guessing while I'm reading.

I honestly wonder sometimes if this is how my high school would have been if this situation was real. Honestly? How well do you know your friends? Survival of the fittest has to be one of the oldest concepts and Lex Thomas takes it to the extreme with this fantastic page turner.  I really love how this book is perfect for both the male and female audience.

If you are looking for a modern day Lord of the Flies then open up the pages of Quarantine and get sucked right in. 

I am highly anticipating Quarantine The Burnouts! 

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