23 Jul 2014

Book Review / Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

Below is the description for book 1 in this trilogy, Monument 14.  For the description for this book 3, please see the Goodread link in the post below

Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

Published:     6th May 2014
Publisher:  Fiewel & Friends
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series:  Book 3, Monument 14)
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   4 out of 5


What I loved about this book...

I absolutely love this trilogy.  I have to admit that I don't normally pick up apocalyptic style books as I tend to gravitate more towards paranormal or romance type stories but this trilogy appealed to me and I am so glad that I picked this up.  I have enjoyed each and every book in this trilogy, in its own way. Obviously, there is a lot that I cannot say about this book as it is book 3 in the series, but what I will say is that I enjoyed following the characters, watching the decisions they make and hoping for the best.  I particularly liked the way this book was split into two stories and could see from both sides what was happening at any given time.  

What I was not fond of with this book...
I really enjoyed this book and have to say that there wasn't anything in this book that I didn't like.


Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, writing teacher and former character actress. Emmy has recently finished the final installment to the MONUMENT 14 trilogy: SAVAGE DRIFT, which will be released in May 2014. She is now working on a new YA thriller, SWEET. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids and a flock of 5 nifty chickens.

Emmy began her writing career as a playwright. The first play she wrote and performed was called, The Miss Alphabet City Beauty Pageant and Spelling Bee. The New York Post said it, “restores faith in our country’s comedic future.” The Daily News called it, “hilariously clever.”

Her next play, Smorgas-Bourne, landed Emmy a starring role in the Paramount feature film, Superstar, opposite Molly Shannon.