Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.
Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .
Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. . . .
Monument 14: Sky on Fire is the second installment Emmy Laybourne’s thrilling series.
About the Author
Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1; and acted in the movies Superstar, The In-Laws, and Nancy Drew, among others. Nowadays, Emmy loves working on the Monument 14 trilogy. She lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids, and a flock of six nifty chickens.
Praise for Monument 14: Sky on Fire…
“A nifty plot that provides unexpected moments of chaos.” —The Horn Book
“Pretty darn breathless.” —Booklist
“The well-paced plot leads to an ending that provides just enough closure to satisfy and a clear opening for a third book. Libraries that own the original need the sequel. Those without it should consider purchasing both titles.” —School Library Journal
"Since reading Monument 14—in one edge-of-my-seat, non-stop read—I’ve been unable to go into a department store without planning my survival strategy. ‘Paranoia, Aisle 23!’ " —Eric Walters, author of The Rule of Three