No Safety In Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

52%

5 Critic Reviews

Very little is resolved before the inevitable cliffhanger
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

A suspenseful survival story and modern day Lord of the Flies set in a mall that looks just like yours.


A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising manners, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly. This is a gripping look at people and how they can—and must—change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.



"Think of the heart-racing chase of The Hunger Games, but a giant mall is your arena."—Seventeen.com

"[An] engrossing . . . thriller."—Kirkus Reviews

"This tense trilogy opener . . . build[s] a sense of claustrophobia and desperation."—Publishers Weekly
 

About Dayna Lorentz

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Dayna Lorentz has shared her life with many pets of various species, but self-identifies as a dog person (just don’t tell her cat!). She lives in Vermont with her husband, daughter, two rescued pug mixes, and a rescued Maine coon cat. Dogs of the Drowned City is her first series. Visit her online at www.daynalorentz.com.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Speak. 269 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for No Safety In Numbers
All: 5 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 15 2012

the docility of the masses extends too long to be entirely believable

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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by JENNIFER SWAN on Jul 13 2012

her detailed depiction of the escalating chaos over the course of seven long days is deeply unsettling.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Apr 02 2012

Very little is resolved before the inevitable cliffhanger

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Jun 21 2012

"No Safety in Numbers" by Dayna Lorentz is a thrilling action story for young adults.

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Booklist Online

Excellent
Reviewed by Daniel Kraus

it’s grim fun to watch the Pancake Palace become the morgue, the Apple Store become the base of the elite, and so on

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