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No Safety in Numbers By Dayna Lorentz,

  • Title: No Safety in Numbers
  • Author: Dayna Lorentz
  • ISBN: 9780803738737
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a strange device is discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall, the entire complex is suddenly locked down No one can leave No one knows what is going on.At first, there s the novelty of being stuck in a mega mall with free food and a gift certificate But with each passing day, it becomes harder to ignore the dwindling supplies, inadequate information, andWhen a strange device is discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall, the entire complex is suddenly locked down No one can leave No one knows what is going on.At first, there s the novelty of being stuck in a mega mall with free food and a gift certificate But with each passing day, it becomes harder to ignore the dwindling supplies, inadequate information, and mounting panic.Then people start getting sick.Told from the point of view of two guys and two girls, this is a harrowing look at what can happen under the most desperate of circumstances, when regular people are faced with impossible choices Some rise to the occasion Some don t.And for some it s too late.
    No Safety in Numbers When a strange device is discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall the entire complex is suddenly locked down No one can leave No one knows what is going on At first there s the novelty of

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    1. first things first look how cool this book is when you take the dust jacket off and i appreciate that attention to detail, but when all is said and done, this is just another book that has a great premise, but suffers under any real common sense scrutiny applied to its plotis is a puppy dumb YA book that reminds me that these books aren t written for me i think younger readers will appreciate a book about people being quarantined in a mall after an attack by unknown enemies where a bomb starts p [...]

    2. This is drivel I am so disappointed the premise of a bioterrorist attack on a suburban mall resulting in a lock down of all the patrons really sounded good The writing is awful The teen characters are vapid, and annoyingly forced ethnically diverse really an Indian girl with no friends, a white bully football player boy, a black girl whose mother is the governor, a Mexican illegal who works at the burger joint The adults are idiots My 9th grader and I both gave up about half way through Oddly, m [...]

    3. I began No Safety in Numbers with the highest of hopes I mean, bioterrorism and a crowded mall What could go wrong with that, right By about chapter five my entire reason for finishing the book was so I could write a review of it.That s right I loathed a book so bad that I became obsessed with getting to the end just to be able to share my thoughts on how horrible it is Now my moment has come Unfortunately, the English language has not yet evolved enough to have words strong enough to describe t [...]

    4. This book is absolute trash it is so comically bad I often had to pause at a particular line because I couldn t believe the words strung together by this person actually got published and printed.Okay, I m going to admit two things one, it s a YA novel, and I m an adult In other words, this book is written for someone with much less discriminating taste two, I had to read this for work, otherwise I would never have picked it up, what with a tagline of they should have stayed home Ugh.That being [...]

    5. I liked the idea of this book but overall, it just didn t do it for me I can t really put my finger on what I didn t like but I just couldn t get into the story or become invested in the characters I m not a big fan of multiple perspective in books, especially than two different characters This book had four characters with their own chapters and I wasn t into that I never was able to focus on one character and become invested in them There is diversity in the four main characters, Indian Ameri [...]

    6. Thousands of people trapped in a mall after a biotoxin is released Sounded like a tense action thriller suspense story.That s why I m so disappointed that this novel, with such a great concept, felt like such a snooze.I felt like the chapters were starting to repeat themselves Marco doesn t like the jocks Ryan likes Shay Shay is worried about her grandma Lexi is a shy computer whiz Lorentz reiterates these points again and again, but the plot stagnates So much page space is devoted to establishi [...]

    7. This BOOK is really fun It is like a mix of The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games, because they have to survive and something deadly is included I soooo recommend this book IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK, I AM WILLING TO LEND IT TO ANYONE

    8. I wish I had something positive to say about this book, but the best thing I can muster is to note the diversity of the cast of characters, and the premise was an interesting idea.Aside from that, I unfortunately don t have anything good to say about the book It was not an enjoyable reading experience for me at all If I weren t reading this along with a friend for a book discussion, I would have given up, but as I did read the whole book I felt a review was justified.The writing was not very str [...]

    9. I m seeing a lot of people excusing the weakness of the book as it being aimed at young adults, and even though I can t speak for all of us, I can pretty much guarantee that this book sucks Such an interesting premise and in a format I enjoy, multiple points of view that cross over, but the characters are just so incredibly shitty.The digital artist Lexi, being the character I most closely relate to interest wise, made me roll my eyes than any character should provoke Her whole internet gaming [...]

    10. I wasn t expecting much from this book, but it turned out to be pretty entertaining Sure, it was melodramatic at many parts, but I liked the characters for the most part, the book was gripping and exciting and I liked the author s writing style The story reminded me a lot of that 2005 film Blackout, the LMN one about the mom and her kids stuck in the shopping mall with a killer while all the power goes out.

    11. DNF at 62% I can t I literally can not force myself to finish this book 171 263 pages in and nothing Nothing at all happens No action No anything Want to know what this book is about A bunch people locked in a mall That is it You can skip 30 pages at a time and not miss a single thing This whole story was just monotone It literally put me to sleep I have never in my life had a book that as soon as I start reading, would knock me right out.There are a few things that really bugged me about this b [...]

    12. OMG This book is very fun It s like a hunger game in a mall and the players are the customers They are stuck in the mall with a virus and the government hut downed the place for safety from the virus.

    13. I arrived at work today to find a package of No Safety in Numbers waiting for me in my mail slot I had never heard of it, but, inside the package, I found a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer, which, luckily, piqued my interest To be honest, I m not a huge fan of the cover art on the galley I was sent Personally, I think a black background with a red title would look cleaner The crinkled yellow background that it features now makes it look almost childish, not serious, which I feel would b [...]

    14. I wanted to like this book, but there were several things wrong with it the characters were too stereotypical I work with teens every day they don t fit that neatly into little cliquey groups And whereas I admire her attempt at showing diversity, this was a little farfetched I got this sense of Captain Planet in a mall full of sick people the biohazard is foggy at best It seems like the emphasis was on how does the government keep information from us and less on there s a disease that s taking [...]

    15. smiyle ayn gerilimi yakalatabilseydi ke ke seride umut var ama genel olarak ilk kitapta gerilebilecek bir ge yok olaylar o kadar h zl ya an yor ki sadece anlamaya al yorsunuz

    16. This is a review of an ARC won through a First Reads giveaway.3.5 5 starsIt is an indisputable fact that unsupervised teenagers in a store mall are huge pains in the butt They rarely buy things, and when they do it s usually something that costs 5 or less They are loud and they always make you feel like they are laughing at you because you re old and uncool They run amok and leave things out of order and they molest and break the neck of the giant stuffed giraffe corporate sent your store for no [...]

    17. While the book isn t anything special in terms of writing and characters, the entertaining aspect of the plot is undeniable.

    18. So it s Hallow s eve time again, folks So how about something scary No, not ghosts n goblins scary More like trapped in a mall with a deadly virus around scary Wait, that s what this books about Well, what perfect timing Basically, its a Saturday afternoon at a mall when, during an awesome chase scene, Macro, one of our main characters, finds a red blinking object of sorts A bomb, he suspects He pulls out his cell, and calls 911 Well because of him, lives are about to change.Because of the call, [...]

    19. I really wanted to like this, and honestly, sometimes I did.I love how the author talks about reading with such passion I love that she mentions Tagore and some other great reads I really love how Indian but not Shay is and how pressured Ryan feels how much he contradicts his own wants for his brother s reputation.But the stereotypes, my god, they were awful I mean, sure there s little diversity in this small, white city I can relate , but is everyone so predictable too Lexi has a big butt and i [...]

    20. I really wanted to love this book The premise was great, people trapped inside a mall, quarantined after a biological bomb goes off Unfortunately, after that exciting idea, not much happened.The story is told through four viewpoints I like the way the author goes for diversity The main characters are Marco a Hispanic boy nicknamed Taco by his enemies imagine being the guy who found the bomb that leaves you trapped inside an enclosed mall with other guys who hate your guts.Shay Shaila Dixit, a.k. [...]

    21. This book is filthy My daughter heard it was good, so I thought I d read it real quick it s super short to see if it would be good for an almost 13 year old If you want your child to start speaking like a sailor, let them read this book I am shocked that in my quick skim of comments that this is not a bigger deal to other parents I am not just talking about the constant use of the f bomb, which is my cue that a writer lacks creativity, but the sexual demeaning of girls was cringe worthy at best [...]

    22. I was excited for this book but, in the end, it was a letdown It wasn t the most awful book ever but the characters weren t all that likeable the repetition in the author s writing was really annoying after a while Lorentz kept repeating herself when describing the thoughts of the characters we get it, Shay is worried about her grandmother, Ryan is in love with Shay, Marco is treated badly by kids at school, blah blah blah The action is pretty repetitive until about the last 10 pages where it st [...]

    23. This action packed novel is a great read for those interested in fast paced books It has lots of twists and turns, and unsuspected cliff hangers These parts of the book lead to a very interesting One moment you think the book is going one way and then it suddenly derails going into a different direction.I can t really say much without giving the book away However, the format in which the chapters are is very interesting For example, the book is sectioned off in days of being stuck in the mall w [...]

    24. I couldn t get past the first hundred pages The storyline was promising, but unfortunately the characters and plot lacked the oomph I was looking for There were a lot of random bits of information thrown around and way too many technical terms for ridiculously simple things that greatly interrupted the flow and evoked several eye rolls I happened to glance at the last page to find that this was apparently book one of a series I can t say that I ll be looking for book two.

    25. Man, such an intriguing premise everyone gets trapped in the mall due to quarantine wrt unknown hazard planted in the air ducts.But, really unrealistic and dumb handling of it A kid there for his restaurant shift keeps working restaurant shifts.Nope.And after several days, they start getting bitchy because they re running out of waffles Eyeroll.DNF 63%.

    26. The book that I chose to review is No Safety In Numbers, by Dayna Lorentz I wanted to read this book because it sounded very interesting and was centered around teens which are like me I usually read books that mainly involve adults and not many teens My expectations of this book was that it was going it be okay I never read any reviews about it and the description of the book seemed kind of cheesy but the book exceeded my expectations The plot and the story was very intriguing and I had trouble [...]

    27. This is a quick paced story that really captures the what if of a disaster Marco, a Latrino teen from a family that is struggling economically, is one of four teens who take center stage in this novel that highlights what might happen if a biological weapon were used on a mall While coming into work one day, he ends up being accosted by a group of typical football jocks, including Ryan one of the other stars As he is trying to get away, he ends up in a closet that houses some of the HVAC system [...]

    28. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz It kind of similar as the Hunger Games Think about the chasing and Heart racings In this book the mall is your arena One day a biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall At first nobody knows if it s even their life is being threatening, but then the entire complex starting showing up, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there s no way out And the story is base on the four teensThere are four diff [...]

    29. I decided to read the novel No Safety In numbers by Dayna Lorentz, because I was at Whitcoulls the other day and they were selling it for 1 This novel is the first in a trilogy, and was really good I read it all in one night It s a slight thriller told by 4 different viewpoints, where a bomb is discovered in a mall and everyone inside is quarantined because the bomb has let out some sort of killer flu The novel explores the changes they are forced to make in order to adapt and tells a story thre [...]

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