Monument 14 (#1)
Fourteen kids stranded inside a superstore. Inside they have everything they could ever need. There's junk food and clothes, computer games and books, drugs and alcohol ...and without adult supervision they can do whatever they want. Sounds like fun? But outside the world is being ripped apart by violent storms and chemicals leaking into the atmosphere that, depending on blood type, leave victims paranoid, violent or dead. The kids must remain inside, forced to create their own community, unsure if they'll ever be able to leave. Can they stop the world they've created inside from self-destructing too? 'Riveting' New York Times 'A post apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post
'Laybourne's strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the series of catastrophes frighteningly real.' -- New York Times 'The fast-paced novel, contains fascinating characters, each one has their own way of trying to make sure their own world, inside the superstore, doesn't self-destruct.' -- Huffington Post 'a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.' -- Publishers Weekly 'An unforgettable opener ...a realistic, multi-character survival story ... the ending is a real thriller.' -- Booklist
Emmy Laybourne is an American novelist and a former character actress. She appeared as an actress in the movies Superstar and The In-Laws, the NBC series DAG and Comedy Central's Premium Blend among others. Her debut novel Monument 14 was a NY Times Editor's Choice and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Emmy lives in upstate NY, with her husband, their two children and a feisty, slightly judgmental bearded dragon named Goldie. Visit her online at www.emmylaybourne.com.