The Rains

The Rains

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"In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple att`acks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away."
Copyright Date: New York :, Tor Teen,, 2016., ©2016
ISBN: 9780765382672
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 23 cm


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May 20, 2019

1st of YA novel, 2nd is Last Chance

ArapahoeSusan Feb 06, 2018

Invasion of the Body Snatchers X zombie apocalypse X The Terminator.
Wow! I loved this fast-paced, thrilling survival story and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel - Last Chance.

Dec 02, 2017

It was honestly not as good as it should've been. I found myself skipping pages just because of how slow-paced and boring it got. The plot twists are good though.

The book follows the protagonist Chance Rain, and his brother, Patrick. In one night, the peaceful town of Creek’s Cause, is invaded by parasites who were once their close family and friends. Now it’s up to Chance and Patrick to the parasites and save the other surviving citizens of Creek’s Cause.

The first few chapters of the book had a slow moving story, but it got very interesting afterwards. Overall, this book is full of brave characters, brilliantly imagined zombies, and many suspenseful and surprising plot twists, the fearsome exploration of survival will make you hold your breathe for the adrenaline-packed, terrifying ride.



“The Rains” is a thriller that deserves to be read within a week. The novel focuses on Chance
and Patrick Rain, 2 brothers who find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse
struggling to survive with other teenagers. With the disease taking hold of people at the age of eighteen and Patrick’s eighteenth birthday being only a week away, time becomes the two
brothers enemy as they try to find a cure. Gregg Hurwitz brings together unlikely heroes in a
desolate world, giving the reader twists and turns in the story line with each chapter. Fans of
The Walking Dead and thriller zombie stories will thrive in the world of this novel and will be
wanting more by the end of it.

- Nicholas


GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

This book is exciting and fast-paced! The zombies are not your typical stumbling flesh-eaters. The only negative aspect is that the book seems to end too soon, and we are left without resolution for some plot points. It certainly seems like this book will have a sequel though!

THE RAINS by Gregg Hurwitz is an amazing, brilliant, fantastic, incredible, addictive, haunted and terrifying book. It is a book about fearsome exploration of survival on Earth. It is one of the best books that I have ever read. It has now become my most most favourite book.
The Rains is a book about a peaceful and a happy community of Creek’s Clause which turned into a war zone between the infected hosts, or in other words all people above the age of 18, and the children below 18 years of age, in one terrifying night. No one under the age of 18 is safe. Chance Rain and his brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from the infected adults. In order to save Patrick and other kids’ lives, the brothers embark on the mission to uncover the truth about the parasites, and what they find is horrifying. In the end, Chance and Patrick become the only hope to save the planet, Earth, from the enemies that are not of this planet. For this, they have to stay alive but the Drones are looking for them to kill them. It a horrifying and a thrilling book with a lot of adventures.
I love this book a lot. I wish it was a never ending book. Even though nothing can happen like this in our real lives, as it happened in the book, but I really enjoyed this book. I actually liked the story of the book a lot. I can never forget this book. I wish there is second part of the book too; because I want to know what happened next. Are Patrick and Alex alive? If so, where did they go leaving Chance behind? Did they save the Earth?
The setting and the plot of the novel is really very nice and wonderful. There is a lot of imagery and fear in the book. There is a lot of suspense too, which I like the most. There is conflict, too. This book is just perfect.
I think everyone would like this book. It is a really very good novel. My rating for this book is: HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Feb 20, 2017

It lives up to the hype. If you remotely liked Maze Runner, you'll passionately LOVE this book. Highly recommend. Couple of stupid, completely idiotic moments but you can kinda forgive it cuz its clear they're kids. A very weird love triangle with brothers liking the same girl. Very dramatic in general and high tension. Stay away from spoilers. This is a series of who knows how many books, but its a fair "Book 1". Answers quite a few questions while raising new ones. Connects you to characters without having too many of them. Intriguing ending that does make you want to read the next one. Not too long and you need all the information. You can definitely tell this author writes for TV shows 350 pages.


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