Monday, July 7, 2014

The Burn Outs Book Giveaway and Review


I have FIVE free copies of The Burn Outs up for grabs! Scroll down for details how to win a free copy of The Burnouts!

my review:

The Burnouts
Quarantine, book 3
by Lex Thomas
272 pages
ISBN: 9781606843383

Available July 22, 2014 (date from publisher's website)

The Burnouts takes readers out with a flash, bang, boom! Lightning paced, reeking of madness, sadness, grittiness, and dirt, The Burnouts delivers a TKO.

Brothers Will and David are reunited on the outside of McKinley, but both of them feel the  need to save Lucy who remains inside. There is talk that the government has finally found a cure for the infected and David wants to travel to Minnesota and check it out. Meanwhile, things have deteriorated beyond control inside the high school.

Gangs of kids roam the school looking for food, fights, and drugs. Some will do anything for a quick high: sniff gasoline, markers, paint or whatever they can "cook" up. There is no medicine and no clean water. Kids are dying every day waiting to be evacuated. Only the lucky will survive; only the sly will live to see another day.

Lucy is all alone--she's smart and  savage when she needs to be. Having survived a few battles of her own, she is not ready to face any more strife. When she realizes that both Will and David have entered the school, she is afraid for them all. How will the three of them escape the madness? And how will they remain human?

Book 3 is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Recommended for high school readers and fans of the trilogy. This book is much edgier than The Hunger Games trilogy. The Burnouts is intended for mature readers--I do NOT recommend it  for middle school readers. Blood, gore, sex, deviant acts, and drug use abound. Although The Burnouts depicts a world gone mad, it is certainly a world that humans can imagine--in our darkest nightmares.

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For your chance to win a free copy:

Post a comment to the blog and please include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is July 21 at noon MST! Winners are chosen randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be notified on July 22 in the afternoon. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York. Good luck and start posting, Pamela


  1. I would like to enter the giveaway for Quarantine #3 The Burnouts
    Ryan, Ector, Texas,

    1. my email is

  2. I, too, would like to enter into The Burnouts giveaway. My name is Peter, from El Paso, TX, and my email is

    I enjoyed your book review and plan on ordering the previous two books for my high school library based on what I read. I, also, was perusing your blogs to get ideas and tips about blogging; I hope you don't mind.

    Anyways, thanks for the opportunity to acquire a free book...which is always a good thing!

  3. Burnouts! Killian from Tucson AZ

  4. Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to read this book. I am an avid reader and recently received my Masters in Library Science. Thanks so much and Blessings. M. Hagood 104 Hackberry trail #G Canadian, TX 79014

  5. Rocio, Miami Florida

  6. Please enter me in the giveaway. I have the first two in my high school library currently. Book 1 is nominated for a state award this year in Indiana. Thank you. Denise Snyder, Whiteland Community High School, 300 Main Street, Whiteland, IN 46184 or

  7. I would love to be able to read this book!

    Joleen Waltman
    Aberdeen, ID

  8. I would like to enter the giveaway! I can't wait to read the final installment of the Quarantine trilogy!

    Isabella McNulty
    Sayreville, NJ