Review by Crystal Crichlow via Book Explosions
You know those books that haunt you long after you've finished reading? The books that weave so much emotion, action, suspense and heart pounding moments that follow you around, making you wonder if the world will ever be the same again? That's how I felt after I finished reading Monument 14.
The events were so real, so vivid, so powerful...but more frighteningly it was so possible.
After a disaster strikes a town in Colorado, two school buses ( one with teens and the other with kindergarten and middle school kids) survive a hail storm with the help of a fast-thinking school bus driver. (She reminded me of a bad ass grandmother.) The bus driver goes out on her own to find help, while the kids stay behind in a chain store called Greenway (like a Wal-mart). They end up being trapped when the security doors come down and lock them all inside. Together they have to survive earthquakes, looters, strangers and a poisonous gas that changes you depending on your blood type.
Blood Type A: Angry boils bubble on their skin until they die.
Blood Type AB: Makes people paranoid, scares and suffer terrifying delusions.
Blood Type B: They show no symptoms at all, but later on they discover that people with this blood type become impotent.
Blood Type O: The deadliest. People with this blood type are overcome with rage, attacking and killing anyone.
I don't know what else to say about this book, but I love it to death and can't wait to read the second.