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The Rains

by Gregg Hurwitz

Part of the Rains Brothers Series

The Rains Synopsis

WINNER of the ITW THRILLER AWARD - Best Young Adult Novel THE FIRST BOOK IN THE HIGH-OCTANE YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE THRILLER SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. It's never really been my thing to be the brave one - that's always been my older brother Patrick - but something world-changing is happening in our small town of Creek's Cause. Parasites have infected everyone over the age of eighteen, making them violent, and if they even sniff a kid they either bash our brains in or take us back to their creepy lair. We're trapped at the school with the other remaining survivors, including Patrick's girlfriend Alex, and we don't know how long we'll last. The school is surrounded by infected adults, and we're sure that there is something else out there, something controlling the people that used to be our parents, our guardians. But here's the real problem, Patrick is turning eighteen in a few days, so it's up to me - Chance Rain - to find a way to save him. And maybe, just maybe if we survive the next few weeks then we can help save humanity. From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine, and Punisher universes comes The Rains, a thrilling adventure as relentless as The Hunger Games and as page-turning as Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.

The Rains Press Reviews

The Rains is a fearsome exploration of survival that turns the horrors of the natural world into our worst nightmares. Readers will hold their breath for the whole adrenaline-packed, terrifying ride. Biological sci-fi at its best. -- Lydia Kang, author of Control The alien-zombie mashup that science-fiction fans won't want to miss . . . This zombie-esque sci-fi novel will feed the needs of readers looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story with elements of horror. * Kirkus Reviews * In his first book for teens, Hurwitz crafts a tense, disturbing tale that's simultaneously a story driven by brother love and the determination to survive against impossible odds. * Publishers Weekly * Readers with a 5th Wave-shaped hole in their sf-loving hearts will rejoice. * Booklist * One of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories. Chilling! -- Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author A brilliant, terrifying, rule-breaking reimagining of the zombie novel. -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405938280
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Science fiction, Science fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X and The Nowhere Man, the first Evan Smoak novels. He is also the author of You're Next, The Survivor, Tell No Lies and Don't Look Back. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, he lives with his family in LA, where he also writes for the screen, TV and comics, including Wolverine and Batman.

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