The Saints (Quarantine Series #2)

The Saints (Quarantine Series #2)

by Lex Thomas

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ISBN-13: 9781606845400
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Series: Quarantine Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 61,002
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, who met in a writers' group and bonded over their mutual fascination with B-movies. Visit them at www.lex-thomas.com.

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The Saints (Quarantine Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not many authors now a days will go so deep into what teenagers are thinking. They will usually skirt around the topics such as sex and murder. This book however was not the case, it was a raw and at the same time wonderful book. I was not able to put this book and the many cliffhangers will drive me crazy until the next book. However, I woulf recommand this book for 9th graders and up.
ravenel More than 1 year ago
this is a must read book. I cant wait for the next one,it kept me up late wanting more until the very end. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Boy, these stories just keep getting gorier and gorier. I kept turning the pages so fast I felt a breeze. Never a dull moment. The characters go from being bad to good and back again. Never know where their actions will take them next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the entire series - would love more like these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. 
Mindy_Lou More than 1 year ago
I was not overly crazy about Book 1 but I figured I would give book 2 a try and I must say I really enjoyed it much better then 1.. There was good additions on to the plot.. There's one thing going on I thought might happen but wasn't sure.. ( I was right but you'll have to read the book to find out if you thought the same.. no spoilers here..) book 2 definitely left off for book 3 to follow about to dive into that.. gotta know what happens.. Happy Reading..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great gory series- hard to put down
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Readergirl_Revus More than 1 year ago
I had had mixed feelings about the first book in this series, Quarantine: The Loners, because I had some issues with a couple of the characters and some of the motivations for different events that occurred in the story. This installment, however, pulled things together for me a lot more. Before I started reading, I was actually really concerned that I might not like it, because the only character I had truly liked in the first book, I knew, was probably not going to appear very much, if at all, in this installment. That mean I was going to have to throw my support in for Will and Lucy, and I had issues with both of them in book one. BUT I needn't have worried. In the first book, Will was a spoiled whiny-butt to me, and I almost couldn't stand to read passages about him. In this book, however, my opinion of Will totally changed. He's alone now, has to fend for himself and what's left of his gang, and take care of Lucy. The dynamics of the gang is broken up, however, and Will is largely left on his own. I think this grows him up quite a bit. He was smarter in this story, more mature, gave thought for some others before himself, and he grew some bravery that rounded him out and just made him a more likeable character for me. I was definitely rooting for him. Lucy, too, changes almost completely in this story. I liked her in the first one, but in it, she was largely mousy and not very brave. In this story, without people looking after her quite so much, she had to learn to fend for herself quite a bit. She worked at it, got smart and brave, with a touch of ruthless in her that I didn't expect but nevertheless welcomed. In the case of both characters, I really enjoyed the growth. I felt like the story itself really got us somewhere this time. There was progress, both with the addition of some new kids from outside, and from the arrival of some other characters that changed the dynamic in the school a little bit. Although rough and deadly, I don't think this book was quite as brutal as the previous one... but that has largely to do with some events that occur that change things a bit. The ending gave me a big shocker I wasn't expecting, but was actually happy about. All in all, this was a really good book that kept me interested from page one. I love where the author is going with this one, and I will definitely be looking for book three. Great installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what to say about this book i got the book before it came out and i thought it would be not that good but i just loved it i want to read the third book i mean where did lex thomas get an idea to write this awesome effin book i cant wait till thr third book i want to know sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
terferj More than 1 year ago
Gah, I don't know where to start this...this book was intense! I mean I actually had a dream I was in it. Not sure if it was because I read it before bed or it was just that good. It starts right where the last book leaves off. These strangers open the door and tells them freedom is just on the other side. But only for majority of the people it doesn't happen. A bus slams into the only way out. All but 10 of the Loners make it out. So since their gang is so small, they decided to join others. Will is stuck on his own until the strangers, newly named the Saints, take him in. There was some wild parties and just plain craziness. This book went between the POV's of mainly Lucy and Will. Will is so much better in this one. He grew up a lot and realized how much David did for him. Lucy on the other hand irritated me some. Her back and forth with Will was almost giving me whiplash. Sam is not as crazy in this one that's because there's a new manic on the loose. He makes Sam look like a kitten. Just a warning - this books has a lot more violence than the last one. Some of the fighting was so gruesome it actually churned my stomach. There was one scene with a pig. *Gag* I can't believe how this ended. I was shocked. I can't wait until the next book to come out. *I received this book from NetGalley*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very interesting. The main character david is not ir hardly mentioned its still a good read but since the main character Daviid is not really part of it i lost intrest. Age: 14 up
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Whoa. This is, without a doubt, a very difficult book to read. If you have any squeamishness at all about violence, teen sex, sheer brutality for no reason other than pleasure, you should not pick up this book. As for the target audience, yes, it is Young Adult in the sense that it's entirely about high school kids but I really think it's inappropriate for younger teens. If it were a movie (and, apparently, it will be if things pan out), it should be rated R. That's unlikely, of course, since it would be difficult to market with such a rating but I don't know how they're going to soften this story for a PG-13 rating when it revolves so aggressively around those elements that make this R-worthy. That's the very reason I am torn about this book. From beginning to end, the savagery that is to be found on nearly every page is almost overwhelming, to the point of making me so uncomfortable I wondered why I kept reading---and, yet, I did. Partly, it's because of the trainwreck effect when you just can't look away but, as tough as it was to read, this is an intense look at a society gone completely to ruin and that is what kept me riveted. Certainly, there are flaws. It was impossible for me to really like anyone but that doesn't mean I didn't care about them, just that this second book in the trilogy allows for no remaining vestiges of gentleness, kindness, courtesy or decency, the traits that enable us to get along with one another. A few individuals love others in one fashion or another but, for the most part, it's every boy---or girl---for himself or herself. That is an element that's particularly noticeable, that the girls are every bit as ruthlesss and cruel as the boys. We do get to know a few of them better, especially Will and Lucy, but I can't say that either one has grown on me much since the first book. Lucy has at least learned to be strong for herself, almost foolhardy, but Will is still rather whiny, although with flashes of being more likeable. After two books, we still know pretty much nothing about what's happening outside the school, just dribs and drabs, not nearly enough to understand if anyone is trying to find a cure or even how far the virus has spread. I also find it hard to believe that the parents, who are now in charge of keeping the kids alive, make no effort to identify themselves; just knowing that some of them still have families would give these kids hope. Most of all, the violence in The Saints is nearly unbearable, particularly because something vicious happens constantly, either physically or psychologically. I think the authors' point is that, when you live surrounded by such violence, it becomes second nature and you lose your humanity. While that is generally true, we have all heard of people who rise above such a life and that's what is lacking here, the few kids who would stand fast against the violence. In an interesting if pointless diversion from the usual horrific behavior, one scene, which actually does not involve an altercation between kids, is exceptionally stomach-churning and, to me, was truly gratuitous; as an obvious allusion to Lord of the Flies, it is completely unnecessary to the story and only draws comparisons to that earlier book. All that aside, I did find much to keep me reading in spite of my reservations and I applaud the authors for making a very harsh story eminently engaging in spite of the gore. If I still had a bookstore, I would be extremely careful to whom I would recommend this but it would most likely be those readers who can look beyond the surface to what lies beneath. This is truly a modern-day morality tale and I'm very curious about what is to come in the third book, coming out in Summer 2014.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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