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In this action-packed adventure from a New York Times bestselling author, two teenagers from opposite worlds must fight their way through a vast walled quarantine zone in a dystopian America toward their only chance for survival.
Seventeen-year-old Maisie Rojas has spent her entire life in the Q—a post-pandemic quarantine zone that was once Austin, Texas. Born and raised behind the high security walls that sealed their fate, she’s now a trusted lieutenant for one of the territory’s controlling families.
Lennon Pierce, the charismatic son of a US presidential candidate, has just been kidnapped by his father’s enemies and dropped out of a plane into the Q with nothing but a parachute strapped to his back. Lennon is given a temporary antidote to the disease and crucial intel for his father, but Maisie must get him out of the zone within forty-eight hours–or he will be permanently infected and forced to remain.
With unrest brewing both inside and outside the Q, reaching the exit is a daunting and dangerous task. But if Maisie and Lennon fail, it could mean disaster for the entire quarantine zone and its inhabitants—and could cost Lennon his life.
Strap in for breakneck action and compelling characters in this timely, nonstop thriller.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ My The Q Review:
Breakneck speeds, quick chapters, and dystopian/pandemic storylines – The Q is a blink-and-you-miss-it thriller. Lennon & Masie are utterly believable (if slightly cringey) characters caught in between the conflicts that impact a world trying to most post-pandemic.
Featuring the reverse grumpy/sunshine MC relationship that has fast become one of my favorites, Masie and Lennon race against time to spring Lennon before it’s too late. This book felt like an outline for a movie more than a fully fleshed out novel, sacrificing world-building for short chapters and speed.
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Meet Author Amy Tintera:
Amy Tintera is the NYT bestselling author of thrilling novels for readers of all ages. Her books include the Reboot and Ruined series, and All These Monsters, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages and sold into more than 20 territories.
She earned degrees in journalism and film and worked in Hollywood before becoming an author. Raised in Austin, Texas, she frequently sets her novels in the Lone Star state, but she now lives in Los Angeles, where there’s far less humidity, but not nearly enough Tex-Mex.
Her next book, The Q, will be out November 8, 2022 from Penguin Random House. Her adult debut, Listen for the Lie, will be published in early 2024 by Holt/Macmillan.