When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he's greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence.
Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were;I have not seen
As others saw;I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow;I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
--from "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe
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After Jesse, Dave, Anna and Mini, 16-year-old youth ambassadors for the United Nations, are tossed around in a massive subway explosion, they emerge on the streets of the city to see people drinking from fire hydrants and rivers—and bodies.Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Chasers (Alone #1)
But as you ask that question, eyes appropriately rolling in the back of your head, the answer, dear reader, is that the ending is nice enough that it will make you want to read the next book.| Read Full Review of Chasers (Alone #1)
I guess I just have to tell you that you NEED to read this second book...but do read book one first!| Read Full Review of Chasers (Alone #1)
Gr 7–9—Jesse, 16, is representing Australia in the UN Youth Ambassadors program. He and three friends are riding the subway when a huge fireball hits. Upon awakening, Jesse discovers that everyone has been killed except for him and his companions. They quickly make their way to the street and fin...Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Chasers (Alone #1)
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