Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blog Tour: The Burnouts (Quarantine #3) by Lex Thomas

The Burnouts
Quarantine #3
By: Lex Thomas
Published: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Egmont USA
Source: Publisher (eARC for Review)

GR's Summary:

Lord of the Flies in a 21st-century high school setting.

Welcome to Quarantine 3: The Burnouts, where readers of The Maze Runner, Gone, and Divergent go when they're hungry for more dark, compelling survival stories. 

When an explosion rocks David and Will's suburban high school one morning, a deadly virus is unleashed on the school. After a year of quarantine, with no adults around, the students have created their own society. All of the social cliques have developed into gangs-The Nerds, The Geeks, The Freaks, The Sluts, The Skaters, The Burnouts, The Pretty Ones, and The Varsity-and each gang provides a service with which they can barter for provisions. Without a gang, it's almost impossible to secure food, water, territory, or supplies. In the final installment in the Quarantine trilogy, the brothers are reunited on the Outside and it appears as if, for once everything is going right. But inside the school, Lucy is alone with no gang and no hope, until the Burnouts welcome her into their filthy arms.

My Thoughts:

Wow!  The Burnouts was a stellar conclusion to the Quarantine Trilogy!  This last segment was so fast-paced, that I felt like the story just completely flew by!!!  Due to unforeseen circumstances and tragedies, Lucy is gangless, and trying to survive her quarantine.  Everywhere she looks, she is in danger.  Will is no longer with her because he has "graduated" and transitioned in to adulthood.  In this final segment, we get Lucy's viewpoint as she tries to survive on the inside.

We also get Will's viewpoint as he makes it to the outside.  We lean just how scary and dangerous the outside world is.  Adults have to wear gas masks so that they do not catch the virus from teens that are on the run.  Also, their are adults killing off any teen that they see, trying to rid the world of the virus.  The government is also a threat, as they too are underhanded and shady when it comes to dealing with those teens that are carriers of the virus.

There were plenty of plot twists and surprises in this third segment, that constantly had me anticipated what could and would possibly happen next.  This third installment was by far my favorite in the series!  It answered my questions about and tied up all of the loose strings.  I loved the ending, because even though it was realistic, it left me with a sense of hope.

My Rating:

The Burnouts, Quarantine #3, by Lex Thomas was a spellbinding, action-packed, thrill-ride!  It kept me on my toes, and craving more, as I devoured page after page!  I think this series is perfect for the teenage crowd!  I give, The Burnouts, 4 Frenzied, Fast-Paced, I Couldn't Put This Book Down," Filled Stars!

Purchase Links:

Amazon | B & N 

About Lex Thomas:

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 and writer. Thomas graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and now writes, and exhibits his realist oil paintings in Los Angeles. Lex and Thomas met in a writers' group in Los Angeles. Their friendship developed as they tried to blow each other's minds with clips from bizarre movies. In 2005, they became a screenwriting team, and found that writing with a friend is much more fun than doing it alone. Visit them at


  1. wow this book sounds great cant wait to read it

  2. Great review! I have not started this series, but I have definitely put it on my TBR list. Sounds like this is a really great end to the series. I love when a series finishes strong. It gives me more incentive to start the series.

    1. I agree! I was very pleased with this ending!

  3. This series has been on my TBR for a while. Now that it is finished I just have to get them all!

  4. Sounds intresting thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I read the first 2 books and really enjoyed them. I am glad you say it keeps up with the twists!

    1. It does! I really thought the ending was perfect!

  6. I'm glad this was a great conclusion. I'm not sure I'd read this series but it definitely looks interesting.

  7. I just finished this one as well. It was a hopeful ending, although kind of left me hanging, and I'd love to see some more of the story! Great review!


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