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Quarantine: Giveaway and Review!

Friday, July 18, 2014

AboutQuarantine #3: The Burnouts

Lord of the Flies in a 21st century high school setting. Welcome to Quarantine #3:The Burnouts, where readers ofThe Maze Runner,Gone, andDivergent go when they’re ready for more dark, compelling, survival stories.

In the third and final Quarantine book, David and Will are alive...but on the outside of McKinley High. Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside, where Hilary will exact a deadly revenge before taking over McKinley and bringing one final reign of terror to the school before the doors open for good. But the outside world is just as dangerous for carriers of the virus.

Review of Quarantine #3: The Burnouts

We dive right back into the action with the gangs and the services that they provide for the school. Two of the three original trinity have moved on but one is still left inside the school. Lucy needs help as she does not have a group to belong to and she is in danger of being scooped up by the wrong crowd. She is lost, alone and vulnerable and there are wolves out there ready to strike the weak.

The apocalyptic action is amazing in this final book in the trilogy. The first two books were great and this one is stellar. The action is amazing and is non stop as the pages unfold. One thing that you need to make sure to do as you read is pay attention to every page because of you miss something you will be back tracking to search for details. Where the book really shined was when it shifted to Lucy's point of view of the situation. It is real and at some points really saddening but is just great. You need to read this book!

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

Reviews of Quarantine #1: The Loners

2012 Summer IndieNext List (American Booksellers Association)

Booklist Top Ten SciFi/Fantasy for Youth

 “This is for fans of gritty sf dystopia, and Thomas’ whirlwind pace, painful details…simmering sexual content, and moments of truly shocking ultra-violence thrust this movie-ready high school thriller to the head of the class.”—Booklist, starred review

“The fast and gory action (one trap-filled hallway sequence is particularly memorable) should satisfy the core audience.”—Publishers Weekly

“The gritty, no-holds-barred, Lord-of-the-Flies-meets-Heathers plot will likely hook readers with a taste for bleak, action-packed survival stories.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A solid choice.”—School Library Journal

Reviews of Quarantine #2: The Saints

 “With its morally dubious characters, charged sexual content, and double-take violence, this might be the darkest series going. Meanwhile, Lord of the Flies allusions (the adults’ benevolent arrival and, believe it or not, a pig hunt), add further interest. Here’s our demand: deliver the conclusion yesterday.”—Booklist, starred review

“This fast-paced novel will, however, appeal to fans of The Hunger Games trilogy.”—VOYA

“Thomas knows how to write a compelling story with flawed characters and intense situations.”—School Library Journal

About Lex Thomas

Lex Thomas is the pen name used by the screenwriting team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies.

Lex Hrabe was a Drama Geek in high school as well as student body president. Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worn hats as an actor, director, and writer. In addition to working as a screenwriter, he heads development at Cinespire Entertainment, a boutique production company.

If Thomas Voorhies were a character in the Quarantine trilogy, he would be a member of the Art Geek gang. Thomas graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and continues to practice and exhibit his realist oil paintings. To see a selection of his artwork, visit

Lex Hrabe lives in Virginia; Tom Voorhies lives in California.

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This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews. COPYRIGHT © 2014 LIVE TO READ


  1. SarahS. said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway! (=
    sarah_sal90 (at) yahoo dot com

  1. Kalex said...:

    They sound like great reads.

  1. Courtney said...:

    Love the cover art!! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    courtlawrence11 at gmail dot com

  1. Such a cool series, I'd be stoked to win a copy. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  1. These books sounds awesome :D I would love to win. <3 thank you for the chance :) Open to Norway, though?
    Love, Carina ~

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. :)

  1. Heather B said...:

    Sounds like a great read! faramena at gmail dot com

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thank you for the chance to win! Excited to read this!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com