Synopses & Reviews
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 Os and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the governments 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.
In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?
Praise for Monument 14
:"Laybournes strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the almost-cartoonish series of catastrophes frighteningly real." —The New York Times Book Review
* "Laybournes debut ably turns what could have been yet another postapocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller." —Publishers Weekly
starred review"Monument 14
is raw, honest, gritty, and full of emotionally taut storytelling. I had to hug so many kittens after reading it that the pet store asked me not to come back." —Lish McBride, author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
"A combination survival and apocalyptic story." —VOYA
"A real thriller." —Booklist
"Readers will eagerly await the second volume." —Kirkus Reviews
"Concise, clear, and riveting. A cliff-hanger ending leaves readers devastated but breathlessly awaiting the sequel. A stellar addition to any collection." —School Library Journal
Praise for Monument 14:Sky on Fire: "Laybourne excels at combining specific details of a world gone horribly wrong with intriguing characters." —The Horn Book"Pretty darn breathless." —Booklist "The well-paced plot leads to an ending that provides just enough closure to satisfy and a clear opening for a third book. Libraries that own the original need the sequel. Those without it should consider purchasing both titles." —School Library Journal
"... A dizzying alternating-perspective climax." - Booklist
"Fans of the trilogy will likely be looking for this title." - VOYA "Gritty and violent, this is a tale of endurance and tenderness, with a group of teens who will do whatever it takes to protect the people they love." - The Horn Book "... A dizzying alternating-perspective climax." - Booklist
About the Author
EMMY LAYBOURNE is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. Emmys Monument 14 trilogy has earned critical praise ("Frighteningly real… riveting" - New York Times Book Review, Editors Choice) and has been nominated by readers to the YALSA Teens Top Ten in 2013 and 2014.Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1; and acted in the movies Superstar, The In-Laws, and Nancy Drew, among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids, and a flock of 8 nifty chickens. Visit her online at emmylaybourne.com.