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No Easy Way Out

(No Safety in Numbers #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  2,126 ratings  ·  241 reviews
It's Day 7 in the quarantined mall. The riot is over and the senator trapped inside is determined to end the chaos. Even with new rules, assigned jobs, and heightened security, she still needs to get the teen population under control. So she enlists Marco's help--allowing him to keep his stolen universal card key in exchange for spying on the very football players who are ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Dial Books
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Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was excruciatingly long. I probably picked a bad week to read it, it being the first week of school and work, but even if I did have more free time it would have taken me a while to finish. It took me a week. The first book was pretty good (No Safety in Numbers, I gave it 4 stars) and about half the length and had way more interesting things happen in it. Not much really happened in this book that was even notable. It was so dragged.
There was some romance between Ryan and Shy, an
Ian Epp
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing follow up to the first book!
I haven't read the first book, but I enjoyed this as a stand alone (kind of).

It was really interesting up to a point. Then, it seemed like it was put on repeat and the same thing kept happening over and over.

My biggest complaint are the characters. There was no character development. They were the same from beginning to end and they barely had a back story.

I couldn't empathize with any of the characters. Mike and Drew seemed like the same person and I gave up trying to remember who
Dec 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Interminably boring. I felt like I was stuck in the mall's monotony for as long as the characters (all flat, all characterless, all mere stereotypes of someone who doesn't know any teenagers and doesn't remember what it was like being one would write), and with as little mental stimulation. Ugh.
Jan 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014, disappointment
I wasn't excited going in to this book because the first one wasn't that good.
I was only excited when the book was ending because people started shooting and/or dying.
Lol, I was on a high with good books.
Bad crash. bad crash.

This book was just a mess for the most part. It just seemed like a waste of time to write and definitely a waste of time to read. The first one wasn’t that good and could have been executed better but it wasn’t as bad as this one. Below I’m going to pan out my thoughts as I read with text from the book and gifs
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Lord of the Taylor

(Full disclosure: I received a free ARC of this book through Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program. Also, trigger warning for rape and animal abuse.)

After a biological bomb is found strapped to the HVAC system at the Shops of Stonecliff, the mall’s quickly quarantined, with thousands of hapless shoppers and employees (not to mention a few police officers and research scientists) trapped inside. In the aftermath, a new society forms. Led by Senator Ross – on the authority of the/>(Full
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So amazing up until the end;( overall a great sequel and has me pumped for the final book
Charlie Gu
Not a fan of the book, just way too slow paced and just couldn't find a reason to keep reading the book.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
From bad to WORSE. This book was torture, excluding the two well written and exciting parts. This review may contain some spoilers, though I won't go into detail.
The chapter division is completely different from the first book. Instead of each chapter focusing on a different character, it focused on the time of day. At first, I didn't mind this. But about halfway through the book, things got really confusing and it was irritating to have these column breaks and then jump to a different characte
Grace Deloe
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
-No Easy Way Out by: Dayna Lorentz

-Main Characters: Lexi, Ryan, Marco, and Shay

-Seven days have past since a busy suburban mall was quarantined after a biological bomb was found in the air duct. Everyone is in a raging panic after having no information, no showers, and little food. On top of that, the unknown virus is spreading quickly killing more people everyday. Four teenagers, Lexi, Ryan, Marco, and Shay have their own stories that occur while trapped in the mall. We see the cha
Jason Edwards
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
No Easy Way Out is the sequel to No Safety in Numbers, and god help us, there’s a third book in the series. The first one was terrible. Somehow, this second one was worse. I can only imagine how awful the third one will be. No, scratch that—I don’t think I can imagine that at all. I have post-traumatic stress from reading this. I've been through the five stages of grief. I literally had bad dreams while reading this book.

And to think that, in addition to an author, this book had an editor, and
Moze (SmartFolksRead)
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read the first book in this series having no idea what it was about (I admit, I was expecting zombies) and was amazingly surprised by how good the book was. So the other day I was checking the mail and I was like, “Aww man, there is a book shaped package, wonder what is inside?” So as we all know I immediately disregarded all the “important” mail and opened up my package to find a paperback of the second book form the Librarything Early Reviewer program. I immediately dove right in to discover ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
I actually didn't finish this book and won't finish the series. I think I stopped 2 or 3 chapters or so before the end of the book. I just lost all interest it.

I don't remember what grade they were all supposed to be in, but from the way they act they seem more like they are in middle school rather than high school. Because what person in high school doesn't know that you can't create a virus in a mall(unless this magical mall happens to have a high tech laboratory hidden somewhere). Even if it
The intensity and need for survival is pumped even more in this heart-racing sequel to 'No Safety In Numbers.' The stakes are higher. Just as it may seem that life in the mall is under control and that there are less people getting sick than before, the gangs of teenagers that had been keeping a low profile in other abandoned stores instead of checking into a Home Store decide to fight back against the dictatorship that the security has taken over to run after knocking the Senator down a peg. Th ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Technically I want to give this 2.5 stars. There was a ton of character development in this book but most of it was more aggravating then productive. I like the changes made in that chapters are divided up by time periods instead of different characters viewpoints. It certainly helped the book flow better and marking each day was a nice help as well.

But still the author could have dropped at least 200 pages off this book. It's way too long and the extra length adds absolutely nothing to the ser
Andrew Foster
The writing is just as bad as the first one, the format of the book is awful... The first one was separated by viewpoints, this one switches to days and times, switch point of view within the sections but then switches back to overall characters... Still easy to read and follow, the reason it is an issue is that it is insane to think that things would become so chaotic in 2 weeks. Also the way that the different characters are written is very bland. One character who is Hispanic never speaks a w ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I loved book 1 No safety in numbers but for some odd reason I couldn't get into book 2. it just seemed like it rambled on and on. I was rather disappointed. It seemed like book 2 was more play then action.
The storie is set in a mall where a deadly disease breaks out and soldiers quarantine the Mall.
over 2,000 people are stuck in the mall trying to make the best of a bad situration.
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biochemical
It was an ok book, but it wasn't as good as the first one. This book was so slow to me that it bored me at least 50% of the time. I did like the fact that I didn't just read the 4 main kids agian. They were in the book, but I got to read from other characters point of view.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star-books
Luckily, I got this book for free at a used bookstore instead of buying it at Barnes and Noble. While the first book in the series, No Safety in Numbers, was entertaining and face-paced, the second installment in the series is slow-moving and boring.

After being quarantined in a mall with a flu virus spreading in the first book, teens Lexi, Shay, Ryan, and Marco are struggling to survive among sick friends and family members while being stuck in a mall. There is little to no plot in t
New Washington MHS
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Do you like to shop? Well at this mall it may be your last shopping spree. It is in a mall in Washington D.C. that a new special case of a flu virus breaks out. The CDC is all over the case and everyone in the mall is quarantined. That is when the riots start, people running everywhere being trampled, a lot of people are killed by the panic. That is when they realize that they will not easily come out of this mall alive. Read “No Easy Way Out” by Dayne Lorentz to find out.
That is when they
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Review No Easy Way Out
The book that I choose to review is No Easy Way Out, by Dayna Lorentz. I choose this book because it is the sequel to No Safety In Numbers and that book was very interesting. No Easy Way Out was a very thrilling book but I feel as though it was very long and drawn out unlike the first one. If the author had tried to put all the detail that was in the second book inside a small book like the first one then I feel like the book could have been much better. It was s
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Title: No Easy Way Out
Author: Dayan Lorentz
Date of Publication: July 16, 2013
Genre: Science-Fiction
Setting: Quarantined Shopping Mall
Main Characters: Marco, Lexi, Shay, Ryan, The Senator
Plot Summary: No Easy Way Out is the sequel to the story No Safety In Numbers where characters Marco, Lexi, Shay, Ryan, and the Senator are continuing to survive in a quarantined mall despite conditions worsening with everyday. This story picks off where No Safety In Numbers left of
Emma Chaney
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Natalie
I only liked this book a little, because not much improved from the first book in the series. There was no solution to the problem, I have to wait until the next book comes out, and read the sequel. In the book Shay sees Ginger again after she abandons her in the store with a bunch of flu victims. Some of the book in written in Ginger's perspective. Ginger gains a lot of confidence, and bravery from the experience in the mall. Lexi meets Marco and they solve mysteries throughout the mall. Shay f ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
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May 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is written in the same way as the first book, four teens share a third-person focus that switches every chapter. Lexi, the computer-smart daughter of the cities senator, struggles with her relationship with her mother. She becomes interested in Marco, who has forged an uneasy truce with a pair of football players who bullied him at their high-school before the mall was quarantined. He is preoccupied with impressing Shay, who is hopeless about the quarantined mall and her dead grandmoth ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I'll admit, this book was better then the first but I still think Shay is annoying and Marco is amazing. The plot was better, better character development and the detail was better too. I'm still giving it a 3 stars because the whole book lacks common sense and this annoying relationship between Ryan and Shay. I mean I was never a fan of romance, In fact I hate it, but this is the worst. You meet a really pretty girl , who only thinks about herself and doesn't give Marco the thanks he d
Eric Khodorenko
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was a mediocre sequel to the first even more mediocre book, uninteresting story telling and character interactions are just as awkward maybe even more than the first book. Cringe worthy moments are common in this book. Also ridiculous unbelievable things seem to happen in the mall that're just so superficial its hard to believe. And after a good deal of pages read into the book, I'm left with only one character that I like just a little, the characters become so hateable about 200 pages into ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a gradual decline into chaos and anarchy. The fear and lack of communication between the people in charge inside the mall with the other residents. I know if you tell everybody the truth that things would have gone down hill much sooner but only giving have truths only make their fear and anxiety worse. Is there anybody on the outside working to help the people inside the mall or have they just been forgotten? They've only been trapped for 2 weeks and yet it feels like months have g ...more
Courtney Johnson
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
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Zach Dodge
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Mixed emotions here. I think the book was decent, but overall there were many flaws. While the actual plot was good, it was washed down by the author putting too many viewpoints in the book and switching them at terrible parts, which made it dreadful. The author also included some parts that weren't needed at all. She included a part with premature ejaculation, which is insanely irrelevant. Although the actual plot there made sense, that was not needed. In order to enjoy this you have to be a ve ...more
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