Last but not least in my Fierce Reads spotlights is MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne, which comes out June 5! This is another one that I can personally vouch for: It is smart and intense with a Lord of the Flies – meets – The Apocalypse vibe.
It also answers that question that I KNOW I’m not the only person to ask: Could I survive if I was trapped in a Target for, like, a really long time?
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.
“Actress/screenwriter Laybourne’s debut ably turns what could have been yet another postapocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.” Read the full (starred!) review from Publisher’s Weekly here.
Book trailer time!
Also, I highly recommend this eerie prequel – it’s a great introduction to what the world is facing in the book: “Dress Your Marines in White”
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