No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Hey everyone, back again with another book review. Over the Christmas Holidays I had a lot of time to get some reading done. This was one of the books I had bought because lately I have been in the mood for some plague/apocalypse/zombie/sickness types of books. I have to say I surely wasn't disappointed when reading and I read the whole thing in one sitting because I was so excited to see what would happen.
So let me give you a bit of background on the book.

Four people have gone to the mall for a fun day of shopping. One is on his way to work, the other is shopping with her sister and grandmother, the other is with her workaholic mom, and the final one is simply there to buy something for school. But when one of them finds a bomb attached to the ventilation system all hell breaks loose.
The mall is shut into quarantine and the shoppers directed to remain in one of the stores until they figure out what is wrong. After the first night people think it is kind of cool having to stay in the mall where they get free food. But after another day goes by people are getting anxious.
People with medical problems need help, and others simply don't like keeping their crazy kids cooped up in one place for long. Little do they know that it is the least of their worries.
It starts off simple with security keeping an eye on some people who start to cough. Then the mall mandates that people must take a check up at a designated location, and those who appear sick must be taken to a treatment centre set up in the mall. 
When people notice that those being taken away don't come back they start to assume the worst. And to be honest, they should. One of the teenagers knows exactly what is going on, and she is having a hard time keeping to herself. 
As the others struggle as the time lengthens in the mall, they have no idea just what they are getting into.

A great read, no doubt. If you love these types of books as much as I do you will certainly enjoy giving it a read. The author does a good job taking on the roles of the four teens, despite gender difference, and the story is played out well. I particularly enjoy the way the author builds up the story for each character as the story goes along.
I would give the book a 4 out of 5 star rating.
Have a nice week and I will be back soon with more!
- K


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