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Quarantine (Alone #3)

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In a dangerous, devastated New York, one 16-year-old Australian boy finds himself alone…

It's now or maybe never sixteen year old Jesse has spent eighteen days in post-apocalyse New York, waiting for help that never comes. He owes it to his new friends, Rachel and Felicity, to go beyond their temporary refuge to find other survivors who may hold the key to escape. Could the
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published 2011 by Atom
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Turtleduck
May 11, 2012 Turtleduck rated it liked it
I was enjoying reading this book until the ending to be honest. I think the book was a natural progression from the others, it moved on well and I liked the way Jesse was determined to get out of the city. I particularly liked the portrayal of the big group of survivors and how the situation those people find themselves in can make certain changes in a person's personality, or even exacerbate those parts of yourself that you dislike. I also enjoyed Jesse's thoughts on what home really means. The ...more
Landon Buchholtz
May 05, 2016 Landon Buchholtz rated it it was amazing
Personal Response: I thought it was a great book, mainly because it's about zombies. I liked it because it's like a book of "The Walking Dead". I like how the Author made the Main character a 16 year old boy. It reminds me that books can be fun sometimes. It's cool how the Author did what he did, I liked it.

Plot: It's about a post apocalypse in the city of New York. There is this young boy named Jesse. Jesse tries to live a normal life, but the infected are getting in the way of that. He survive
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Melanie Adkins
Apr 12, 2014 Melanie Adkins rated it it was amazing
New York is no longer standing. An explosion took out the city rather easily. Now, Jesse is trying to live life as normally as he can. It's made more difficult by people infected with virus that makes them into killing machines. There are so many obstacles to overcome before any healing can begin. Sixteen year old Jesse is in the middle of it all.

Phenomenal writing and characters you can relate to, make this book one your YA fan needs in their library. Twists and turns keep you guessing what w
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Viraphone
Actually thinking 3&1/2 stars, but on the lower side of the half, hence rounding down.

Surprisingly, I think I liked this one better than the previous ones. It went smoothly from the previous book, and brought quite a number of events. (view spoiler) The epilogue confused me a bit, but overall, it was quite a nice end to the t
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sh(e)reader
These books are short, and I'll admit to rushing through this one, just to see if questions were answered. And, not really, no. In a little "author interview" at the end of the book, the author said he likes to leave things to the reader.

I didn't really care for this final book ... I wasn't committed to the series, just wanted to finish. Jesse bugged me a little. Here is this 16-year old boy who thinks he is going to walk into a refugee camp and convince everyone to leave with him. He's better
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Julie
Jan 29, 2016 Julie added it
Jesse has survived the chasers. He's survived the roving bands of humans. And he might even have started to make some new friends with the new set of survivors at Chelsea Piers. Here he receives medical attention, food and plenty of interest from the other survivors, particulary Paige who quickly forms a strong attachment to him. Sadly, Paige reminds him too much of Anne who perished in the subway all those days ago. Together they all work out that the safest way to escape New York would be to g ...more
Ryan  Buckby
Oct 07, 2014 Ryan Buckby rated it really liked it
i have just finished this series and i can say it was a really good way to end the trilogy however the last few pages left me confused.

After coming from not reading books for a couple of weeks, when i came back to this world i knew exactly what had happened in the plot and where i left of and it makes it easier when the last book picks right up from the second book.

i couldn't put this book down i just wanted to know what was going to happen to each character and most importantly what will happ
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Shannon
Jan 20, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
Finally an end to the series! The first one still remains my favourite for it's rug-out-from-under-your-feet moment. I didn't realise at the time but this didn't actually answer all of the questions that the series raised for example, why were the US military shooting at their own people? We will never know. Despite this I still liked it and would definitely recommend it as a series.
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Sixteen-year-old Jesse has spent eighteen days in post-apocalyse New York, waiting for help that never comes. He owes it to his new friends, Rachel and Felicity, to go beyond their temporary refuge to find other survivors who may hold the key to escape. Could the collective at Chelsea Piers have the answers or prove to be just another distraction in his quest? Meanwhile, Jesse is burdened with guilt and sadness at the fate of his other friend, Caleb, who has fallen prey to the virus and become a ...more
Melissa
Dec 04, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Great finish to the trilogy. Loved every but of this !!
Chris
Jun 08, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
I'm not saying this is the best book I've ever read but me starting this yesterday morning and having finished already may prove otherwise. Each book in this series got better with each installment and Quarantine was easily the best. I couldn't put it down. It was just so damn engulfing that I had to know what happened page after page and I havent felt that way about a book since reading the first Hunger Games novel and more recently The Fault In Our Stars. I took a blind chance on this series a ...more
Ben MacKay
Aug 13, 2014 Ben MacKay rated it really liked it
1. I decided to read this book because I have read all the others and wanted to finally finish the series.
2. I found the description of the survivors base and the many different characters that were situated at the base. I found the character Caleb interesting. He was one of the first of the survivors Jesse found and eventually became a chaser. The way the character acted after he was infected was what I liked the most. He was a hunting chaser and seemed to be at every climax of the book.
3."Stay
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Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
It's been 18 days since Jesse became stranded in New York. Things were bad before but now it's about to get a whole lot worse. With no way of knowing what lies in store beyond the borders, Jesse and his friends must make plans to leave the sanctuary of the Zoo. However, with time running out and the number of Infected growing by the hour, the trip might not just be dangerous, it might prove to be deadly as well.

Despite taking a long time to pick up and read Quarantine, when I did, it was like I
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Teri
Aug 13, 2013 Teri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I seem to be on a roll lately for reading books I didn't realize were part of a series. I thought I had the basic gist of the first two books - Jesse was visiting New York from Australia when the virus hit and lost some friends along the way - no problem keeping up with that. As I got into the book, I realized I didn't understand the different degrees of viruses (some Chasers were passive, others more aggressive) or the prior relationship between Jesse and Caleb, things I assume the two other bo ...more
Teri
Aug 16, 2013 Teri rated it liked it
I seem to be on a roll lately for reading books I didn't realize were part of a series. I thought I had the basic gist of the first two books - Jesse was visiting New York from Australia when the virus hit and lost some friends along the way - no problem keeping up with that. As I got into the book, I realized I didn't understand the different degrees of viruses (some Chasers were passive, others more aggressive) or the prior relationship between Jesse and Caleb, things I assume the two other bo ...more
April
Sep 26, 2013 April rated it really liked it
Quarantine is the final book in the riveting " Alone " trilogy.

Jesse has been living in post-apocalyptic New York, dealing with Chasers and fighting for survival, for over two weeks now. To say he's been through a lot is a major understatement. Now trying to cope with the events at the end of Survivor that left him one friend down and still struggling to survive, he decides that he must leave his shelter behind to find the group of survivors Caleb told him about in book 2.

This series has been
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♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
Simplistic writting that still manages to create a compelling story. No simplistic isnt the correct term. how can this be taken as simple?

"The silenced submachine guns spat jets of bright flaring flames. I passed back the goggles, rubbing my eyes. At least a dozen long tongues of death as the soldiers did their devil's dance in the street, wiping out the group of chasers. I'd never felt so ashamed."

there's obviously much talent and insight into Jesse and if you look beyond the surface the book h
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Bree T
It’s been eighteen days since the catastrophe hit New York City. Jesse, a sixteen year old student from Australia was in New York for some kind of leadership camp run by the United Nations and was on the subway when everything changed. He emerged from underground and found a city burning and destroyed, found the remaining surviving citizens changed beyond all recognition.

Jesse has sheltered in 30 Rock and in the Zoo. He’s found other survivors, small pockets of them and when rumours hit of a lar
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Jackie
Book Info
ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by Kensington Books (first published October 11th 2011)
ISBN 0758280718 (ISBN13: 9780758280718)
edition language English
series Alone #3
Source:Netgalley EARC

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BOOK SYNOPSIS


In a dangerous, devastated New York, one 16-year-old Australian boy finds himself alone…

It's now or maybe never sixteen year old Jesse has spent eighteen days in post-apocalyse New York, waiting for help that never comes. He o
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Maria Miaoulis
Dec 23, 2015 Maria Miaoulis rated it liked it
Summary:
In this final installment of the Alone trilogy, Jesse is desperate to make his way home. However, his best chance of escaping the zombie-infested streets of New York City is to work with a group of survivors that’s been hiding at Chelsea Piers. More and more people arrive there each day, but it will take some convincing to get them to leave the safety of their temporary shelter. An attack on the building by military tanks forces their hand, so they take to the road. But with the undead t
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Liz Barnsley
Aug 06, 2013 Liz Barnsley rated it liked it
Quarantine is the final book of the "Alone" series and I had been looking forward to this one so thank you kindly for the copy via Netgalley.

Jesse, still trapped in New York, and hiding out from the Chasers, decides that in order to survive he must leave the temporary shelter and search for other survivors that he believes are out there somewhere. He crosses the city, searching for Caleb who has fallen foul of the virus and for a possible cure...

I enjoyed this instalment, highly action packed an
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Liz Barnsley
Quarantine is the final book of the “Alone” series and I had been looking forward to this one so thank you kindly for the copy via Netgalley.

Jesse, still trapped in New York, and hiding out from the Chasers, decides that in order to survive he must leave the temporary shelter and search for other survivors that he believes are out there somewhere. He crosses the city, searching for Caleb who has fallen foul of the virus and for a possible cure…

I enjoyed this instalment, highly action packed and
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Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot
*NetGalley copy*

"Stay and hide. Run and fight. Either way you risk it all."

When I read that line in the synopsis, I was thinking okay I'm in for a real ride but sadly this wasn't much of a ride, it was more like coasting. I expected so much more from this book and I just didn't get it but not for lack of trying on the author's part. It's obvious this author is a great writer with great ideas but this one just didn't do it for me. It just didn't have enough action. Post apocalyptic books are supp
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Rjsmommy
Mar 19, 2014 Rjsmommy rated it liked it
A Short-Lived Apocalypse…
Sixteen year old Jesse came to New York via Australia to attend a United Nations teen ambassador conference. What he got was a zombie apocalypse. Avoiding “Chasers” and “the Infected”, Jesse must convince a group of fellow survivors to risk everything by leaving their comfortable, fortified shelter to trek into the unknown northern regions towards possible sanctuary. Additionally, he must deal with survivor’s guilt, slightly unwanted attention from beautiful girls, and c
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Adrielle
Oct 25, 2011 Adrielle rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I liked this serious; obviously, I read all three. In saying that this was not my favourite book of the three. I can appreciate the tone, writing, plot and in particular the well thought out character development the ending turned me off somewhat. No spoilers here don't worry. However, I will say that there is a twist at the end. It makes sense but to me it just simply does not fit. It left me wanting.

I think there was so much potential for a massive ending but it feel flat. That is really my on
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Kathryn
I've read and enjoyed this whole series of books, but I admit I was a bit disappointed with this, the final book in the series. The whole time I was reading the book questions kept popping up in my head: Who caused the attack? Why were they shooting their own men? Why was there a cover-up? Why were some chasers worse than others? What happened to the rest of the world? and I felt kind of short-changed when at the end of the series most, if not all, of these questions were still unanswered.

On th
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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
J.A. Belfield
Jul 19, 2015 J.A. Belfield rated it really liked it
I should've know this one would have a speculative ending. I dunno whether to be irked or impressed by that, but job done, I guess, because I'm now sitting here contemplating the actual ending, after I've finished the book.
Janice
Mar 30, 2014 Janice rated it it was ok
The only story I've seen pull this type of ending off was "A Beautiful Mind." Nope.

Also, flashbacks were a little too frequent, ending a bit choppy and rushed.
Henri Moreaux
After a twist in the ending of book #1, a straight forward story in #2 here we have book #3 with another unexpected twist.

Sadly however, unlike the twist in #1 which was excellent, I feel this books twist leaves you wanting the turn the page to find out the ending, but then you realise you're already there. I really have enjoyed all of James Phelan's books both in the alone series & fox series, however the ending in this one? Not too keen on it.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad book, it's
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James Phelan is the award-winning author of twenty-four novels and one work of non-fiction. He first studied and worked in architecture before turning to English/Lit, working five years at The Age newspaper, obtaining an MA (Writing) and PhD (Young Adult Literature).

Hachette has published his five geo-political thrillers: FOX HUNT, PATRIOT ACT, BLOOD OIL, LIQUID GOLD and RED ICE.

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