Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

I really need to be careful what I read...I am seriously going to become a hoarder.  These post-apocalyptic books are just so intense and I LOVE it.  It really makes me sit and wonder what would I would I handle such a volatile situation.  Part of me thinks I would go all Katniss and be kick ass but in reality well....

I am not giving anything away when I say it ends with a total cliff hanger.  So if you are the type of person that hates that...wait to read this closer to next summer....but definitely read it! This is Emmy Laybourne's first book, with the sequel due out next summer, I think she has a long writing career ahead of her.   As an aside, she tweeted me so now were, like, best friends (lol).  For my four readers...did you know I tweet....@AnnMar4...follow me...maybe?

Monument 14Book Description via

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

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