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The Saints

(Quarantine #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,843 ratings  ·  304 reviews
A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints contunues this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates just how deadly high school can be.

Nothing was worse than being locked in—until they opened the door...

McKinley High has been a battle ground for eighteen months since a virus outbreak led to a military quarantine
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by EgmontUSA
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It took me two days to read this (because i had to sleep and live) or I would have read it faster. I finish it and i realize that this is by far the most shallow book i'v ever read!

Don't get me wrong there is a lot of action and the pace is prettydecent so it keeps you reading and it's a fine book, it is! But personally I found it unnecessary brutal.
- Every single character is eitherchauvinist or feminist.
- Everyone is labeled (Slut, Geek, Nerd, Freak...) and discriminated because of it and
I recently wrote a review for an amazing debut novel from the creative man-duo Lex Thomas, two friends who managed to craft Quarantine 1: The Loners, a book about a mutating super-virus epidemic that results in an entire high school being quarantined by the military, and what happens inside the school as a result of no adult supervision. It was fantastic, and it got a 4.75 stars from me.

Then book two, The Saints, came out, and it broke my heart. And not in a good way.

A lot of the things I loved
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lex Thomas did not disappoint in this sequel to Quarantine: The Loners.

The Saints picked up immediately where The Loners left off, and swiftly moved the story along introducing the new group added into the crazy-ass mix, The Saints.

What follows was...insane, incredible, brutal and heart-breaking.

Keeping in with the frenetic pace that was established in The Loners, life in McKinley changes - yet again - but is it necessarily for the better? Characters we were introduced to and grew to care for
Apr 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Second verse, same as the first (except we've had a couple of drinks and we don't know all the words now)

Read the spoiler if you'd like a summary of The Saints without having to suffer through 300 pages...

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This book starts off with a strong wham! And if you think there was hope for these kids...think again hahaha.

I like Will much better in these books. He still makes stupid mistakes but he at least tries some. ANd it is easier to see that he is just a kid still here. I also really liked getting to know Lucy's character more. And, unfortunately, Hillary's too. That girl scares me. Mostly for her own sanity but still. Severe crazy chick alert!! Violent is one I wish I got to know better in this
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was the second in the series. The first book started from the beginning of what happened to a high school full of teenagers. They'd caught a virus that killed any adult or young child that came within 20ft of them. In a scary way Lex Thomas captured what happens to teenagers when there's no adults to supervise or enforce the rules. When food drops came they'd fight & maim for the supplies instead each getting their fair share. It's a society based on death, cruelty & terror.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quarantine: The Saints, is based on the dreadfulness and terrors of high school. It has been over a year since the virus broke out in McKinely. The doors, after being locked for so long, finally gave way to the outside world. A spark of hope lightened Will and Lucy. They were finally going to be free. However, they were wrong. Ever since David had left the confinement, the Loners had gradually fallen apart. Some managed to escape, but the rest were left dead and divided. A new gang of kids ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kobo
Review: Wooooooooohooooooo this book was a ride! That was just crazy! Not even sure what to say. Sooooo much gore, I actually felt a little off when I read it. No holding back on the graphic descriptions either. I think I like it? So many developments occured, only to be shot down when (view spoiler) So many deaths in this one! And of important characters! (view spoiler) Oh woah. So now what's gonna happen? Can't wait to ...more
Shae Petersen
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow another cliff hanger! (view spoiler) ...more
reilly c
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Wolf (Alpha)
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I like how David was able to get out. I like how Gates and the other kids go to join them in the school. I hate how the parents feel and would hate to be one. I like how David tries to help them and get the kids demands. I like how Lucy is able to get into another gang. I feel bad for Will, until he joins the Saints. I rate this book 5 stars.
Emelie 🦉
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it

That ending???? No, not Okay!
Haley H
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another cliff hanger!!! Can't wait to read the next one!
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 1
Eighteen months since the virus broke out, McKinley High students are still quarantined inside, but the nightmare has not diminished. David Thorpe has escaped confinement and left his brother Will, Lucy and what remains of the Loners behind. In "The Saints", the second book in the Quarantine series the action and heartbreak continues as a new gang of kids arrive to break them out of their prison only to find themselves locked inside. In this new turn of events the dynamics within the gangs ...more
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
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I really enjoyed Quarantine: The Loners, it had a perfect blend of gore and action that I seemed to devour. Quarantine: The Saints delivers a sequel that most readers will consider worthy, but I can't help but feel underwhelmed. I'm not sure if it's because I have read so many dystopian titles since I first read Quarantine or if I was tired of reading a rehash of The Loners with a few new elements. The Saints is everything I would
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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Flew Flewelling
Jan 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Sharon Mariampillai
This was an amazing read. The first book took me by surprise, and I really enjoyed it. This book exceeded all the expectations that the first book delivered. I am glad I picked up this series. It was hard to put down, even when I had to study for my midterm. I was always thinking about the story. I really loved how it continued from where book 1 ended and continued the thrilling story. In this book, we are introduced to some new characters such as Gates and we see the Loners disband. There was a ...more
Jaden Nelson
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't know how to write reviews, but I have recently been flying through books so I guess I will try. This was probably the best way the sequel could have gone. As I look back on reading the first book(looking back a whole 2 days) I find that just about everything I wanted to happen or didn't expect to happen, actually occurring in this book. It was written so well for the teen-ish to adult audience and also the apocalyptic, horror loving side of you with things like "his neck was a ...more
Tansy Foor
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
The Saints- Same as the first, but a little bit worse... Like, a tiny bit worse.

So, here we go with Lord of the Flies 2. Even more drama, even more sadism, even more back stabbing hatred that pours out of the book like a thunderstorm of wickedness. That being said, this book is even more gripping. Just when you think the school is going to be livable, and the gangs will put down their feuds, their world turns upside down and shakes every last cent out of their pockets, like a bully on the
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really want to like this series, but it just doesnt know what it wants to be. The series is supposed to feature a mystery virus, but it is hardly ever mentioned in any meaningful way. There is supposed to be chaos in the school but in the middle of the gang war there is massive partying. What?!?! Oh snd lets not forget the sappy teenage love stoty written by 13 year olds. The shame of it all is I am enjoying the books. They are mostly mindless fun. I want to give it 4 stars but I just cant do ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was a a lot faster than the first one. It was interesting to see the shift of new characters coming into the school, plus the movement of the old characters trying to figure things out.

There was a lot of character growth and a plot line that was captivating. It didn't feel like the exact same thing. I'm eagerly waiting for the third book

*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with the arc in exchange for an honest review*
Joanne Lasalle Herlihy
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lex Thomas DID NOT lose his edge on The Saints, Book 2 of Quarantine. I could actually taste every word of this book and enjoyed it even more than I did Book 1, The Loners. Although I was sad that some of Book 1's beloved characters (sorry no spoilers here)would not be joining us on this fantastic journey through High School hell, I was able to allow my love/hate for some of the other characters to grow. Quarantine is worth every penny and more, ENJOY!
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was a great, thrilling (and completely shocking at times) read, but I didn't love it as much as I loved the first book. Nevertheless, a solid horror story with the potential to thoroughly gross you out! That ending?! MIND BLOWING.
Julia  Wright
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I would give this a higher rating because I really did enjoy it, but dang it if it isn't disgustingly graphic. Minus one star for an excessive amount of content that provides more shock value than substance.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Ready for this again? Probably not, just as I wasn't really ready to re-immerse myself in the hellish world of McKinley High School, despite all the time I took before reading this second installment in the Quarantine trilogy. Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies's debut series has garnered more comparisons to Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games than most similarly veined dystopian horror novels, and the authors must be happy about that; what better sign they've done something right in their own ...more
F.C. Schaefer
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I make no secret that though I am many years past the target demographic; I have a great fondness for certain teen dystopias such as Michael Grant’s GONE series, and the QUARANTINE series by Lex Thomas. I have finished with the former’s original books, and having read and reviewed the first QUARANTINE novel some time back, I have finally gotten around to reading the second book, subtitled THE SAINTS.

The first QUARANTINE book did a very good job of setting the table for the series, as an entire
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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This is probably the only book that I've read that can rival GONE by Michael Grant as my Favorite series(besides The Culling). Quarantine is basically GONE without all the superpowers and the gaiaphage and sci-fi horror and focuses on the true horror. Hundreds of teens being trapped inside their school because they are carriers of a deadly virus that can kill any adult or infant that comes in contact with them.

I fell
Ali Mark
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Gut Instinct Rating - 4
Characters - 4
Believability for type and topics - 3
Similarity to other books - 4
Writing Style - 3
Excitement Factor - 5
Story Line - 3
Title Relevance - 5
Cover art - 5

Goodreads users gave this book a 4.09. I think it was more deserving of a 4.00.

Published in 2013
Pages: 384
Publishing Company: Carolrhada Lab
Number of books by author: 4 (4 books in the series)
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Dystopian,
May 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies. Their first novel, QUARANTINE: THE LONERS, earned a starred review from Booklist, and Huffington Post Books praised it, saying, "You will not be able to put this book down."

Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worked as an actor, director andwriter. Thomas graduated with a

Other books in the series

Quarantine (4 books)
  • The Loners (Quarantine, #1)
  • The Burnouts (Quarantine, #3)
  • The Giant (Quarantine, #4)