Reborn (Plague Land Series #2)

Reborn (Plague Land Series #2)

by Alex Scarrow


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Two years ago, a virus hit London, killing thousands of people and driving the rest into hiding. But Leon has somehow survived, making it through two harsh winters. Now he's living on the fragile hope that the freezing snow and ice of the English climate wiped out the virus for good. Word even reaches Leon of a rescue boat on its way.

But all is not as safe as it seems. The virus has been busy...

Praise for Plague Land:
"Will immediately engross and terrify readers." —VOYA
"A thrilling family survival story, a clinical study of a fictional pathogen, body horror, and an action-packed dystopian narrative." —Booklist
"Terror, anxiety, and anticipation will flow rapidly through the veins of readers as they piece together this fast-paced horror." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A high-impact horrific thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and begging for the next installment." —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492660231
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Plague Land Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 39,933
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Alex Scarrow spent years as a video game designer before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed TimeRiders books for teens, as well as a number of adult thrillers. He lives in Norwich, England. Learn more at

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REBORN 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HugsandKissesforBooks More than 1 year ago
Dystopian virus! Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the opportunity to read and review Plague Land Reborn by Alex Scarrow! The story opens with Leon’s father when the plague hit New York, two years earlier and alternating with the present from Leon’s point of view. The virus has gained strength and intelligence while absorbing human bodies and their memories. Tom continues to search for Leon and Grace while working with the government to rescue survivors of the virus. I don’t want to give anything away but I will say that the virus has evolved enough to mimic animals and humans; humans that people recognize, making discovering the virus even more difficult. The creepy factor kept me interested and I was curious about Tom and his children’s futures. 4 stars! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Verkruissen More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Plague Land series by Alex Scarrow and it was even better than the first book! The story is told from the points view of both Leon and Grace's father in New York when the plague starts and of Leon and Freya surviving over a grocery store in England. While out on a foraging run they see a small light blinking in the distance and decide to investigate. They find an old BBC radio station with enough power to play a looping message that survivors can make their way to the coast where a rescue effort was in progress. Not knowing if this was a new message or several months old they decide to take their chances and make the trip to see if there is in fact a rescue operation. As the story progresses you find out that Leon and Grace's father has close ties to the government and someone that Leon had thought was lost is found. I thought that this was a great installment in the series that had me starting to sympathize with whatever sort of disease this was! When the book ended it was definitely on a huge cliffhanger and I definitely need to read the next book! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one picks up about a year after the first book ended. Leon and Freya have been on their own surviving through a very harsh winter. Leon has managed to pick up the pieces after what happened to his sister and has gotten stronger because of it. Both Freya and Leon have trouble trusting people, with good reason. Both of these characters are well developed and continue to grow through out this book as well as the face the harsh realities of surviving. In the first book, we only really learn about what is happening where Leon is, because of course there is no longer any communication systems set up. In this book we find out what has been happening through out the world through Leon’s dad. It was good to learn that there were other survivors out there and what else was going on with the virus in other parts of the world. We do continue to get chapters told through the ‘voice’ of the virus which continues to give me chills. The plot of this book was just as good as the first. Lots of twist and turns and some horrific scenes having to do with the virus, but also some horrible things that humans do as well. It is so hard to talk about without giving stuff away. But it will keep you wanting more. The ending was not exactly a cliff hanger, but definitely will keep you wondering what will happen next and will the humans continue to survive. Even if you are not into apocalypse/dystopian books right now, you should think about reading this one. I have never read anything quite like it. It will get you thinking about things and how even the smallest thing can take over the world if given the chance. I am really eager for the next book to see if humanity survives, I’m not sure we will.
Karen_Benson More than 1 year ago
I love the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic genre for some reason. I have read so many of these types of stories that it's really hard to find something new and "refreshing" that's not the same ole same ole. Plague Land is that story. Picture a scary TV show or movie where you have your hands in front of your face and you're watching by glimpsing between your fingers at the scary parts. Well that was me reading both Plague Land AND Plague Land: Reborn! I seriously did not think the author could outdo book 1 with the craziest and scariest premise I've ever seen for an apocalypse, but he did!! PLR starts out with our survivors, Freya and Leon from the first book, having made it through a couple years of PA living thinking the virus that caused the end of the world had disappeared. While scavenging, they come across a broadcast repeating that help is coming and to make their way to a location to be saved. Not sure whether the broadcast is new or was made at the beginning of the end, they decide to make the journey to find out. What they find is that the virus has been busy. I sure hope I don't have nightmares now! Be warned that this book does end on a cliffhanger. But, dang it, I need to find out what happens next!! *Much thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebook Fire for the advance copy!*
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Plague Land: Reborn" continues the YA horror that began in the first book with a devastating virus which infected everyone quickly and killed off most of the population. It then began creating creatures to attack those that survived the initial waves. As we learned in the first book, those that survived were those with illnesses which required medications that make it hard for the virus to take root in their systems. At the end of the first book, Grace was burnt alive for fear of the virus and Leon and Freya kicked out. This book follows Leon/Freya, Grace, and now their father Tom back in time and towards the present. Leon and Freya are surviving alone when they find a light at a radio station and soon discover a message which says they can go to Southampton and be rescued by American ships. Deciding to take a risk that the message is still good, they make their way until a savage attack by the virus leads to being saved and brought to an organized group in a castle. They soon learn that the virus can be identified by its intolerance to salt water and both pass the test. As time continues, their camp finds Grace- and nothing will remain the same. On the other side of things, we follow Grace and Leon's father, Tom, right after the virus struck and how he has survived and what has been happening there along the timeline of the previous and current books. These sections felt a little disconnected because we are flipping back and forth in time between the different people. However, it's interesting to hear about other human strongholds that survived the initial attacks. This second book is an intense continuation of the first and does a pretty good job of recapping the previous events throughout so that you don't need to read them back to back to remember what is going on. However, I will say that this one also ends with a cliffhanger, so I am expecting another book to come from this series. These books are definitely better suited for older audiences as there is a lot of violence and gore, plus some frightening situations. They also pose some interesting questions about humanity and our morality. Overall, it's a fast-paced, at times horrifying, and intriguing look at what another life form might be like and the consequences for humanity. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.