Monday, April 7, 2014

Books I Love: Monument 14 Series - Emmy Laybourne

Have you ever purchased a book with the intent to read it like, casually? Well - I thought I could do that with these books. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH NO.

I picked up both of these books from for a total of like, 15 bucks. *including shipping* Now y'all know how I feel about a good dystopian book and I'm sure you are tired of me screaming about how good all of these YA books are - but I swear to Bob that these books are PERF. I started reading the first book on a friday morning. I finished the first book on the same friday night. I could not put it down.
The story is set in Colorado, sometime in the future, after a disaster which may or may not be started by the government occurs. Ill put the blurb after the cut so y'all can read the description.

Monument 14:

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.

Sky on Fire:

Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.

Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .

Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. . . .
Monument 14: Sky on Fire is the second installment Emmy Laybourne's thrilling series.

(this book is sold out on

Save Drift:

Emmy will also be releasing the third (and final?) installment of the series on May 6th. I can't wait to see how this one differs from the other books because I feel like in this book the monument14 are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of just surviving, they are venturing out to save one of their own. UGH I JUST CANT WAIT. Make sure to Pre-Order so that you can get exclusive content told from Max's POV and help Emmy become a NY best seller!!!

It's over. Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!

Or is it? For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O's and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid--along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake--joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

Let me know if you have read these and what you thought of them in the comments below!!

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