The Sky on Fire (Monument 14 #2)
Trapped inside a superstore, fourteen kids have worked together to create a refuge while a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and a terrifying chemical weapons spill, mean they cannot leave. Then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, but also bringing a glimmer of hope. Knowing that the polluted air outside will turn them into bloodthirsty rage monsters, some of the kids decide to stay in the safety of the store. But their sanctuary has already been disturbed once ...The others, determined to find their parents, head out into the darkness and devastation in their 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 ...'Riveting' New York Times 'A post apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post
'Laybourne excels at combining specific details of a world gone horribly wrong with intriguing characters, adding a few new ones along the way as she sets up the next series entry.' -- Horn Book Magazine PRAISE FOR MONUMENT 14: 'Laybourne's strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the series of catastrophes frighteningly real.' -- New York Times The fast-paced novel, contains fascinating characters, each one has their own way of trying to make sure their own world, inside the superstore, doesn't self-destruct. -- Huffington Post a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller. -- Publishers Weekly
Emmy Laybourne is an American novelist and a former character actress. She appeared as an actress in the movies 'Superstar' and 'The In-Laws', the NBC series 'DAG' and Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend' among others. Her debut novel Monument 14, was a NY Times Editor's Choice and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Emmy lives in upstate NY, with her husband, their two children and a feisty, slightly judgmental bearded dragon named Goldie. Visit her at www.emmylaybourne.com.