From the Publisher
Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans,
the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it's our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the
world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is
happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday
people into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason''s mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he
endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and
razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries
survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is
over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but
she's about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the
only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into
murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be
her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage
incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who
gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding
Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned
bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad.
Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it
can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness - but
also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.
About the Book
After tremendous earthquakes destroy the Earth's major cities, an ancient evil emerges, turning ordinary people into hunters, killers, and insane monsters but a small group of teens comes together in a fight for survival and safety.
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 144242351X
ISBN - 13: 9781442423510