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        "A powerful piece of storytelling... Will resonate with anyone who understands that         heroism is not a matter of saving the world but of maintaining yourself, and acting to protect those in your community -- despite the forces arrayed against you.


-- Quill and Quire, starred review

"The most frightening young YA fantasy since Kenneth Oppel's The Nest. Sure to be popular with readers seeking a truly scary story." 


-- School Library Journal

"A fresh spin on the post-apocalyptic genre.... A thought-provoking read."

-- Canadian Children's Book News

"Stephen King-level horror haunting a tight, thoughtful domestic drama."

-- The Bulletin

"Narrator Will Collyer brings realistic emotion to this creepy audiobook about a

terrifying plague."


-- AudioFile


"Will stick with the reader long after they are finished."

-- School Library Connection

"Gripping and affecting."

-- Shelf Awareness

"Creepy and engaging."

-- Publishers Weekly

"An eerie slow burn."

-- Booklist



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