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Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14: Sky on Fire

by Emmy Laybourne

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Wonderful! ( )
  EdenSteffey | Mar 14, 2018 |
Review coming soon! ( )
  ne.may97 | Jan 1, 2018 |
Idea is really good, but the writing is not. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Second in the Monument 14 trilogy. In this one the 14 have split into two groups. The O positives - Dean, Astrid and Chloe have to stay behind while the others take the bus to try to get to Denver airport after Brayden is injured. The twins run off the bus at the last minute, so it is 5 in the warehouse and 8 on the bus with Niko driving. (Spoiler alert from the previous book that Jake went outside and then disappeared.) Loved the plot twists and turns with this - the gang that captures the bus, the twins father being a pilot and the race at the end to rescue those stuck in the warehouse. Emmy Laybourne could have actually ended the trilogy here but there is still one more to come! ( )
  nicsreads | Jun 14, 2016 |
If you are hoping that everything calms down, you are in for one hell of a ride. We also get two perspectives during Sky On Fire.

I loved being able to get inside Alex's head. Their circumstances were dire, but they somehow manage to stick together. They make their own little family. I was glad that they have such a close bond to each other. They see some pretty bad things on the road, but so does Dean at the store. Dean tries his hardest to take care of those that stayed behind. He doesn't realize just how strong he can be for them until the moment is on him. They take things as they come, and try their best to deal with it. I can't image being forced into the situations that these kids are.

This book takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you're terrified, and the next you're giggling with something that Max says. I don't think there is an emotion that you don't go through. Sky on Fire is very much about trusting those you are with, and becoming a mini family. You should also never lose hope. Even though things seem dire, there's always something to hope for.

Sorry this review is so short, but I didn't want to give any spoilers for those that haven't read Monument 14 yet. If you liked the first book, definitely pick up the sequel. It's fast paced, and you won't want to put it down.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. ( )
  BookishThings | Mar 23, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312569041, Hardcover)

Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.

Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .

Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. . . .

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A group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two -- one group heading to Denver airport on a repaired school bus, the other remaining in the Sanctuary trying to rebuild the community they lost. But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters.… (more)

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