Mercy Mode

From the Series Contaminated

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Seventeen-year-old Velvet, her little sister, Opal their mom, who is recovering from the Contamination, and Velvet’s sweet boyfriend, Dillon, are attempting to build a new life amid the rationing and regulations of the post-outbreak nation. But the outbreak isn’t over: more people turning into “Connies,” more madness erupting, more killings occurring. And what they are being told is not the truth; the truth is far darker and more threatening.

This gripping survival story is the second in the Contaminated series. Just right for fans of James Dashner, Carrie Ryan, and The Walking Dead.

Format Your Price
978-1-60684-356-7
$13.49
978-1-5124-4143-7
$9.99
978-1-5124-0147-9
$20.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 341
Publication Date 2014-08-26
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
Reading Counts! Points 19.0
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS YAF026000, YAF015000, YAF001000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 740
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Garner continues her unique take on the very popular zombie story, focusing less on the horror of being attacked by mindless hordes of the undead and more on the homesteading tale of a small group just trying to survive.” —School Library Journal

VOYA

“Velvet’s complexity and thoughtfulness make her an especially interesting dystopian heroine, and the intense and horrifying plot comes to an exciting conclusion that satisfies but provides some enticing threads to continue in the next installment.” —VOYA

Kirkus Reviews

“Volume 2 of this smart series builds momentum and suspense, raises stakes and expands narrative scope—in short, plan on a marathon, up-all-night read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Em Garner

Em Garner began writing at a very young age, always preferring the stories about what goes bump in the night. An avid reader of horror, science-fiction and fantasy, she first turned her hand to short stories about the sorts of things that hide under the bed…and she kept right on going. Now Em spends most of her time in front of her computer, writing away at all the ideas she has swirling around in her head and hoping she can get them into a story before she forgets them. She loves zombies, unicorns, and rainbows, the color purple and the smell of roses. She hates the smell of lilies, the feeling of corduroy and biting sandpaper. (Well. Who doesn't?) She lives at the beach with her family, where she spends a lot of time reading and sticking her feet in the sand. She is afraid of sharks, but that doesn't stop her from going in the water.