Title: Quarantine: The Loners
Series: Quarantine (#1)
Author: Lex Thomas
Release Date: July 10, 2012
First Line: “Someone must have bitten off her nose.”
“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.” – from goodreads.com
My thoughts: I honestly got about half way through this book before I actually started to like it or care in any way about any of the characters. But I finally did find a small liking for some of them, and the action was enough to keep me going until I got there. For some reason, when I started this book I thought it was zombie book. I don’t know where I got that from, but I didn’t read the summary when I started, so it took me a while to realize the kids weren’t going to turn into zombies, hehehe. But overall, it was definitely a fun book, and a little different take on a virus the whole teen survival theme. I suppose I can be convinced to read the next one.
Kept me interested: 3/5
Overall rating: 3/5