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Perfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--this conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.Next--the medical teams evacuated and the wPerfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--this conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.Next--the medical teams evacuated and the windows were boarded up just before the virus mutated.Now--the power is out and the mall is thrown into darkness. Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger aren't the same people they were two weeks ago. Just like the virus, they've had to change in order to survive. And not all for the better. When no one can see your face, you can be anyone you want to be, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they've become.If you think it's silly to be afraid of the dark, you're wrong.Very wrong....

Title : No Dawn Without Darkness
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ISBN : 9780803738751
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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No Dawn Without Darkness Reviews

  • Ladydae
    2019-01-05 15:21

    I find myself conflicted after finishing this book. Let me start from the beginning.I really liked the first book. We've got a great mystery here. There's some kind of bomb, people are getting sick, they can't leave the man and not everything is as it seems. The second book was a little clunky and whole sections could have been edited out. But I understand that Lorentz was trying to explore the chaos that would erupt with this kind of situation. Betrayal everywhere, power struggles, not knowing who to trust in this situation, unsupervised, horny teenagers who want to hook up even though there's a deadly flu going around.But I'm sorry to say that it all just seemed to go downhill for me after the revelation at the end of book 2: (view spoiler)[ that the virus has mutated into a flu strain that they miraculously have a vaccine for and that people already vaccinated can't get. Problem of the flu epidemic solved. Now all they have to do is tell the people outside that everyone is save and if you got your flu shots, you're good!(hide spoiler)] I was looking forward to something more devastating I guess, something that would take a little more time to fix.But I even could have lived with that if not for a problematic technique that Lorentz implemented with this final book. Why did she go into first person point of view? As many people have stated before about this series, the characters tend to be a cookie cutters and I wasn't too bother by that because the third person point of view helped distinguish them. But I find this story hard to follow when the story was switched into first person point of view. The perspectives began to blend together because there's no uniqueness, not distinguishing between the voices in the novel. This is especially problematic with the female characters. To me and some people may disagree, Ginger and Shay sounded like the same character and even with more... unique characters like Marco, I kept getting having to check back to the beginning of the chapter to see whose point of view I was reading even when the voices were supposed to be different genders and varying cultures.I do have to say though, Lorentz finally pulls through at the end with showing how the characters have evolved and changed after a crisis, although I was felt feeling like "okay... now what." Or in the great words of my English professor in college, "so what?" But I guess that's the point. What do you do after living through something like that.All in all, I was let conflicted about this book. It kind of felt flat towards the end for me and I wasn't left with the same excitement I had when I picked up the first book. The series as a whole has a great premise, but I feel like the execution was lacking and it has some serious pacing issues with a lot of wasted space. To be honest, this could have been one long book. However, I still enjoyed it.

  • thegirlonfire
    2019-01-11 09:11

    i liked it but some parts i was a bit confused to what was happening :o i liked the ending but i wanted something to happened but it didnt (two characters didnt stay together) the ending of when they got out of the mall i wanted to have been another characters point of view instead of marco.. and when the leave we have news and some texts from lexi and then the normal kind of point of view of marco ryan, shay and ginger.. i wish it hadnt skipped of 3 weeks i would have liked to see each point of view the moment they all get outside, and what they do but i guess to skip 3 weeks its good too.. :P anyways i liked this trilogy :)

  • Sean
    2018-12-22 10:02

    I'm upset this series is over, but I'm thrilled I picked it up on a whim. Highly recommend this series if you are looking for a quick and entertaining read.

  • Ariel
    2018-12-30 11:02

    Thank God it is over. I couldn't even imagine picking up another book from this series. I checked the entire series out from the library, so I felt compelled to finish. The only thing better about this book compared to the second book, is the fact that it was so much shorter. The characters were still under developed. I didn't mind that they added Ginger in, but I think it was stupid that after all that she didn't want her story to be told. I think the series was just too far fetched. I don't know what adults would just let these kids run around shooting people and creating chaos. At the end, I still didn't like any of the main characters. I still hated Marco. That character bothered me the most. What a hypocrite. I'm a good hardworking kid.. till some girl uses me. Then I'm an idiot and kill people and I'm a dick to everyone round me. Just dumb. This book series had a lot of potential. It could have been so much more than 4 teens drinking and being stupid. I am glad to be done with it.

  • Tilly
    2019-01-15 16:03

    That's It?I mean yeah they get out of the mall but that's it? I knew this was the last book so that was an obvious thing but the author didn't include anything more suspenseful. The first book was amazing but the second and the third books were awful. I think the only thing the author did right in this book was make the book 200 pages shorter than the second book.

  • Joe
    2018-12-28 17:28

    As I've mentioned in previous reviews, this series is best read as one long novel rather than three, and as such this volume is a big step up by actually showing the growth of several characters and realizing the potential of their plot arcs. This book is marred some by the long disappearances of Marco and Lexi (Marco goes through major changes which are mainly seen through the eyes of other characters before becoming getting his first point-of-view chapter about halfway through; Lexi is more or less displaced in reader attention by Ginger).(view spoiler)[The last third of the book, in which our characters have returned to the world, was far more interesting to me than a lot of what came before it. It explored the ways people have to fight to come back from tragedy, the tropes of public grief we all know too well, the difficulties inherent to being a victim of a catastrophe that's personal to you but is seemingly shared by an entire community, and the struggle to recover one's self after doing shocking and horrible things to survive, and the lingering impact of PTSD. The way it was resolved for each character was far too easy, but Lorentz showed a solid awareness and insight of what it might be like to come 'home' after an incident like the mall quarantine. (hide spoiler)]

  • Roxanne
    2019-01-15 14:21

    *sigh* This trilogy really should have been published as one book. This last book just felt...I don't know, lazy? For one, hardly anything happened. I can't recall anything (other than a character death) that stuck out in my mind. Then there's basically a forty page epilogue which is freaking boring. But I have to say that the biggest problem I had with this final installment was that my two favorite characters were non-existent. Marco doesn't get a point of view until over halfway through the book and Lexi might as well have not been in the damn thing at all because even when she does get a point of view it's like a freaking text conversation that lasts for a page or two. I really hate Ryan and Shay and I'm neutral or just don't care during Ginger's chapters so the book was pretty unenjoyable for me.

  • Nicole
    2019-01-08 17:20

    This was probably my favorite installment of the series. The mall is officially in chaos, they are reviewing no outside help from the government, and each of our main characters are dealing with their own frightful issues. Ginger and Maddy had been tasked with finding Lexi but she's no where to be found. Marco is leading the gang who has resorted to desperate and violent measures to survive. Ryan is consumed with finding Shay and questioning the actions of Mike and Drew. It's unbelievable to imagine the circumstances that could arise in this situation and this book definitely explored those possibilities. I love books that do not shy away from the uncomfortable situations and this book met them head on. Great final installment.

  • Danna
    2018-12-26 15:19

    A decent enough airplane book: straight-forward teen thriller of the sort you might stumble across in film form on SyFy. I was halfway through before I looked up the series, only to find that I was reading the last in the trilogy. I get the fascination with threes and the power of a trilogy, but please have enough of a story to truly warrant three books. When the third book stands alone, it's a clear sign you didn't need the first two.

  • Logan
    2019-01-04 17:11

    It was a great book

  • Chance Hansen
    2019-01-21 17:17

    This book is really intense. It picks up where the last one ended. As a whole trilogy the books are really intense, good, BUT violent. This is the book the first two have been building up to and you can see the intensity increase with each book. The finally is complete Cabin Fever. Like I said for "No Easy Way Out' If you told me what I was getting into I probably wouldn't have read it. With that said the intensity gripped my mind keeping me on the edge of my seat.It was so intense that this book actually affected my speech pattern's at one point. (Insanely intense books do that to me but never ever that badly before.) The one thing I wish was that the bomb was tied into the story a little more into the mystery. I love some of the symbolism of Shayla saying goodbye to her grandmother that was added. I am really disappointed that the once character Chris sort of disappears at the end. What happened to him. (I invested at lot in to this minor character.) Everyone else that was important to the story is accounted for. (Whether living or deceased.) I really like how honest, raw, and diverse the closing is with everyone's point of views. (Even if you could conciser it a feel good ending.)

  • Emma Chaney
    2019-01-20 14:06

    I thought this book was a good sequel. I think it really finished off the trilogy. I thought that the three books: No Safety In Numbers, No Easy Way Out, and No Dawn Without darkness, Were a great series. I loved the way that in the different books the perspectives change. In the first one Shay, Ryan, Marco, and Lexi. In the second story The Senator had two chapters, and Dr. Chien had one too. In the last book Ginger became a main character. In this book Shay wakes up after the killer flu feeling amazing. She fiends Dr. Chien's notebook next to her, under the bed sheets. She must try to avoid the gangs and walk through the dark to get to the home store. When the Senator sees the note book they call the government. The flu isn't contagious anymore! Ginger looses her friend Maddie and Lexi is very sick with the flu. Then the ceiling caves in, and they are free. They run out of the hole and rejoice. After a few days in the hospital they are released and they know the sacrifice they made was for the safety of the people on the outside.

  • Luke
    2018-12-31 14:27

    To begin, I thought wither book was confusing at times because there were multiply points of views. At points I also thought that the outcome of what was going to happen in certain parts didn't actually happen and I thought it would of been better if the author put in those outcomes. Other people have also agreed that's it can be a it confusing and even at the end of the book where they finally get out the last about 40-50 pages weren't as what I expected. I thought it would be more thrilling towards the end but it just talks about what happened to Marcos family when he was gone and Lexi and how she likes this guys. I think people that like to solve mystery might like the book but I like mystery and I did t think it was the best I've read. I thought the author had great plot in what the story was about how they get trapped in a mall and it a free for all. On the other hand, their were parts that were repetitive.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-17 11:21

    Okay this series was pretty bad but I just had to see if they got out of the mall. This book is thankfully much shorter than its predecessor, however the ending is really abrupt and I actually would have liked to see more of the kids after the incident. The lack of consistency in this series is astounding. The first two books are written in the third person and this book is written in the first person, which is a big no-no. You don't just switch your entire writing style for the last book, regardless of which one you think works better. Also one of the POV characters in the first two books really wasn't even in this one, which was disappointing. Overall, this series has not made my strange love for quarantine books disappear, but it hasn't improved it either.

  • Courtney Johnson
    2019-01-13 15:30

    I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoyed reading the first two books in the series and was looking forward to seeing how it all ended. I wanted there to be more drama and trouble reaching the outside. Instead, we have a handy notebook that says that a regular flu shot will cure this. Once they call the outside, they get out and we flash forward by three weeks. They left the bodies in there and demoed the whole building, leaving everyone a settlement in exchange for a non disclosure form. I just wanted more out of this book.

  • Ceh131973
    2019-01-07 10:19

    This is the final book in the trilogy and although it does wrap somethings up it kinda leaves a "that's it?" feeling. The characters do not seem to develop any more than they did in the second book except Marco whom I hated throughout the series. Usually the concluding book in a trilogy is the biggest because all the revelations that come but this was the shortest. I think this could have been done as two books instead of three and ended stronger. That said I suggest you read all three together for the best experience.

  • Grace Kleppe
    2019-01-16 10:16

    The third book in the "No Safety in Numbers" trilogy, we find our characters try to fight for their lives. With gangs ravaging the mall, everyone is almost dead. Who will make it out alive?I thought this was okay. I wasn't as good as the first 2. I felt like there could have been more to it. I finished it in a day, so, I mean. All in all, it was a good book, but I feel like there could have been more to the entire story in the end.

  • sophie_books
    2019-01-03 11:25

    Much better.Wow I'm actually going to miss reading this book. although I hated Shay and I didn't find the difference between Ginger and Shay. I still liked the book. The author added more detail and I liked it better with the first POV, she should have made it like that from the first book.There was much more character development in this book and I have to say , even though I know who Marco really is , I still think he is by far my favorite characters and was really well developed.

  • Hayden
    2019-01-05 14:18

    I took the series up on chance and I loved it, you can see of not hear the morals and wills of the characters snap as the story progresses. The only thing I didn't like about it was the texting format Lorentz used to complete Lexi's story line, I would have like to see what she was thinking like we had with the other characters.

  • Eric Manring
    2019-01-03 10:12

    I liked the first two better

  • Tavona
    2018-12-21 13:21

    This was a very quick read. I was expecting more from the ending. It felt too clean. It seems like everyone just had a minor blip after being released and then it was back to life.

  • Dylan Aldridge
    2019-01-14 17:05

    I read No Dawn Without Darkness by Dayna Lorentz and it is the last book in a series about these kids that are stuck in a mall with thousands of other people when someone finds a device in the air ducts that sent a disease into the mall and everyone in the mall was quarantined. The mall at first was calm but eventually ran into chaos.The author’s purpose of writing this book was to inform us about how much a few horrible days in our lives can change us tremendously. In this case, she gave it three weeks of terribly bad times. She showed how much was taken from them by the bad things that they had seen. They couldn’t really move on with their lives after going through what they had gone through. What they went through was basically war, and when there is war there is always a piece of you left on that battlefield. We need to appreciate the freedom that we have now, even if it isn’t so good, because pretty soon we might not even have freedom at all.The theme of this book is that you need to appreciate the good, little things while you still have them because once you take some of those little things away it is complete chaos. When they are in quarantine they have small amounts of food that they did not plan on rationing the only food that they had for over two weeks. They couldn’t get all of the food that they needed at the end of the book and they were literally killing people and having wars over food. They needed all of the little things like flashlights and small amounts of food, but they couldn’t get any and that’s what made it difficult for them, not having any of the small but important things that we need in life.The mall was completely organized and civilized at the beginning, until people started getting restless and wanting out. Once the people saw what an impact that they could make over the authority, they took as much advantage over that as they possibly could. They didn’t want to have a set leader and that’s the way that it turned out. We as people have so much power that if we all rallied for something that whoever the authority is, we can over throw them, and that’s exactly what the people in the mall did. This book was told from a unique set of narrators. The book never had only one narrator, but they were always first person, and it was the story of all the kids in the group seen through each of their eyes. Some saw the quarantine as a challenge, whereas others saw it as a time to ration and use survival skills to prevail over the disease instead of being like the others in the mall. They told it from the senator’s point of view as the care taker of this mall and how frustrating it was to have to endure the chaos that was happening under her rule. Dylan Aldridge

  • Nick
    2019-01-09 15:07

    The book that I read No Dawn Without Darkness Was the 3rd book in a series written by Dayna Lorentz. Its a great book full of action and romance. This book was about 6 teenagers Maddie, Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger being trapped in a mall that was quarantined because somebody put a box on the air vents that released a toxin that infected everyone with a very dangerous virus that killed of over ¾ of the mall by the end of the third book. While all 6 teenagers are fighting to survive the epidemic they also have to try and fight each other of because there have been groups formed to scavenge for food and take over the mall. This book was separated into chapters of diffrent people and and the first was Maddie and Ginger being stuck in a jail when the lights went out. They were trapped and the other people busted out and they followed. The next was Ryan and he was stuck trying to hobble around because he completely destroyed his ankle when he was trampled the night before. Then the next day comes and its the 15th day in the mall. Then its Maddie and ginger again and they are trying to find Lexi because when the riots happened someone kidnapped her. Then its Shay and she is in the med center because she had the virus but survived it and she found out that the doctor figured out how to cure it but got shot in the process. But he left his notes with shay. Then its Ryan again and he finds out that there is food in the bookstore so he goes there to get it and finds shay and them two are like boyfriend and girlfriend and they lost each other during the riots so they are really happy to see each other. But before they have a chance to say anything one of the members of one of the gangs in the mall disrupts it and they have to split up. Then it goes to Ginger and Maddie and nothing happens until the end when a fire starts and Maddie has asthma so something happens that really was terrible but i’m not gonna say. Then its Marco who is the leader of one of the gangs and he wants to take out one of the other gangs so they go and attack them and win. Shay is on the way to see the senator so she can reach the outside world and tell them that everything is ok and they can stop the quarantine but something happens that could stop her from getting his notes to the senator. Will shay get the notes to the senator what happened to Maddie and Ginger? Will they find Lexi? Will all of them survive read to find out!! I would give this book a 9/10 because it was a great book but the author sometimes put in so much detail that it was hard to understand what she was saying. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes a combination of action, romance and a great story line.

  • Haley
    2018-12-22 16:19

    3.5 starsA definite improvement over the second book, No Easy Ways Out, which was excruciatingly long. No Dawn Without Darkness is a quick read, only 232 pages long. It’s a thrilling conclusion to an interesting dystopian series set inside a mega-mall.What also made it a great finale was that the author wrote in 1st person this time. The first two books were written in 3rd person, which I’m not a fan of most of the time. This is such a major change. I don’t know why the author made this change. Maybe she read my review or other reviews and decided to improve her style. This made me wish that all the books were in 1st person. You get such a deeper perspective into the emotions and thoughts of a character through 1st person narration. We got to see Ginger, Ryan, Shay and Marco’s POVs. No Lexi 1st person POV. We also got voice recordings from the Senator, and interviews of the quarantine survivors.Most of the book does take place in the mall, but a major chunk of it is after-the-fact. How does experiencing quarantine affect a person once they leave? How does one go about living their life? Can you ever feel normal again? We got to see how the character coped. I feel like the climax happened a bit early on, and that maybe the rest of it could have been shorter. Maybe part the previous book could have been the beginning of this book. If you didn’t enjoy the previous book you shouldn’t feel intimidated with reading this last book. It’s a good ending. It’s not boring. It wraps things up and gives you closure. Maybe it’s not worth buying, but check it out or borrow it. You won’t be disappointed.If you haven’t read No Easy Way Out, then you may like it if you enjoy thrilling dystopia books. If you liked Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, or the Quarantine series by Lex Thomas, thins book share some similarities. This series is very realistic and the quarantine was caused by a terrorist attack. There are no zombies. Just a virus. If you saw the movie Contagion, it’s like that, but in a mall setting. The mall is in upstate New York, but similar to the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which I’ve been too. It’s a suffocating kind of dystopian setting, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Cover Art Review: Simple, fits with the previous book’s covers. I like the blue, but still it’s not the kind of cover I’d buy a book based off of. Show me a mall with people and wreckage. ~Haley GMy blog:http://breathlessbookreviews.blogspot...

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    2018-12-27 10:04

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  • Natalie Stagnone
    2019-01-07 10:26

    I really like the book all in all, but as others said, "that's it!". The first part of the book was one of the best parts of the series, then the ending was ok, but I feel like it didn't wrap up all of the loose ends.Now to the spoilers/things I missed/things that got left out/etc.First, it says that Marco gets shot, but we didn't get anything of his recovery or being inside the tent. The author could have added a little more detail as what happened in the three weeks.Second, After the three weeks, not everyone had returned to school and no one is all that happy it seems with others except themselves, people who were also trapped. This doesn't seem much like a resolution. Especially with Marco, who still seemed to feel very dangerous. I would love to have seen more details and maybe everyone at the time it was blowing up or something. Like what is Ryan going to do with his life, he said he felt lost.Third, We didn't here from Lexi at all in the third book(other than texts and seeing Marco), but that was sooooo disappointing! She had been my favorite from the beginning and then she kinda dropped her off the face of the earth. Very disappointing. We also didn't no why she was so sick, why were other people not as sick as her, or it was never mentioned.Fourth, as others said there was no like release from the mall, just a few phone calls. Which was annoying, this could have happened on the second day for all we care, of course that wouldn't have made for a very good book!Other Notes:Nothing as to what happened to Ruthie after :)I also would have like to have gotten the 5 or so of them together, would have been interesting.Ginger, great character! loved her character development, interesting she didn't share what happened in the mall, can't decide if I like itBut all in all it was an amazing book, lots of good thoughts by characters and great plot. There are something's I would have changed, but it was a really good job well done! I did enjoy the series and am sad to see it over !!!

  • Ashley
    2018-12-30 09:06

    Recommend for any dystopian enthusiast readers.Overall anyone interested in looking for a good dystopian fiction read, then pick up this book. But I suggest doing it when you can read it and have nothing else to do. Honestly I would forget to eat or move I just got so sucked into this book. I would realize that I'd been reading for almost two or three hours on end when someone came home or moved because I was so engrossed in this book. Warning: If you read it at bed-time you never will get any sleep because you can never put the book down.Overall, AMAZINGLY well written. I think this is the BEST dystopian fiction book I have ever read. Probably one of the BEST series and books I've ever read. Definitely recommend it! Now I'm going to loan the series to my friend ... hopefully I'll get them back. Too good to put down. I will read again and I do not usually read books twice because I usually know them but this one has a lot of details, imagery, etc that you can read it so many times over and notice something different each time!!An amazing series. I don't really have any complaints about any of the books. Well I guess I should mention that I did not really enjoy reading about the sexual harrasment scenes but I understand that if people were trapped in the mall that this would happen. But no real complaints. I do wish that the author wrote more about how it ended with Mike's life. The ending of this series when they were let out was great. It was very realistic and very probable. I could see all of this happening. It's amazing. I really feel like I was actually there. I feel like I really know these people. Oh I do wish that she talked about how Kris's life had changed. She brought him up numerous times as a minor character but he felt like he should be a major character, especially in the last book when he is mentioned towards the end, I wish Dayna discussed more of his life as well.

  • Mrs. Lapacka
    2019-01-14 10:22

    Blah...forced myself to finish it. This series could have been wrapped up in two.

  • Nico
    2019-01-09 10:29

    No Dawn Without Darkness is a book about four people trapped inside a quarantined mall that has been filled with a flu virus and everyone inside is in danger. Trapped in the mall for a whole month the teens have to try and survive with limited food, water, and light. Someone destroyed the transformer in the garage and all the lights went out inside the mall. To make things even worse two gangs, the headlamps and the glowing faces, have taken over the mall and will do anything to survive. Would you be able to survive in total darkness?I would recommend this book to my friends because it has very relatable characters and a suspenseful plot that makes you wonder what is going to happen next, and every moment makes you worry about the characters and want to keep reading to see what happens.What was the first week like?Ryan: The first week was easy, there was plenty of water and food and room for everyone, but once the bomb was located everything was a panic. Riots broke out everywhere and many were injured from them, and when the first death was recorded, it got even worse.What was your thoughts when the lights went out?Ginger: When the lights went out it almost seemed like everything froze for a minute, everybody and everything went quiet and no one dared move, but then once reality sunk in and we realized that the lights were officially out, the riots started again. Two gangs also formed once the lights went out, that made everything even worse.What was your reaction when the government let you out?The Senator: I was relieved, it was my job to keep the mall in order from the inside during the quarantine and when we were let out I felt relieved and sad at the same time because of all the people we lost inside the mall. Yet being let out was big breath of fresh air... literally.

  • Andrew Foster
    2019-01-17 14:27

    I always finish a book series that I start.... The premise of this was interesting but sadly I feel that the book fails not just alone but as an ending to a trilogy. 1) there is not set form of story telling book to book, the first book labels chapters by names and focuses on one character each time, the second has chapters by time of day and swaps back in forth, the third in what just appears to writing is by name in 1st person narrative a2) the characters change in ways that make no sense, the biggest one is Marco in the first two books he speaks fine English with no hint of Hispanic slang but he thinks with cliche slang that is actually italicized to point out it's not English. In the third book there is not one hint of him being Hispanic until the end when his family uses terms that are again italicized. He also uses terms that would not be in his vocabulary such as "bedlam" and they randomly throw in him relating his affections to a girl through video games and the way it is written is in a "kids will relate" older generation type of way.... 3) the last and biggest reason this book fails, the premise makes no sense being that the government isolates these people without actively treating and studying and then the "society" collapses in three weeks due to the actions of the government and teenage criminals and there are no consequences other than the characters internal reflection. the kids who were murdering people and sabotaged the mall get to go back to living a normal life. So you read the first book and it is interesting, the second and it's odd due to the chaos in two weeks and the change in style, the third felt like a rushed ending to a contractual obligation to give the publisher 3 books....