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YA Science-Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Date Published:  2/3/13

Lucy King is only an hour away from embarking on the most incredible vacation of her

life: White sandy beaches in a tropical paradise, snorkeling and sunbathing in peaceful

tranquility. But as Lucy looks forward to her trip, a sinister plot is unfolding that will

demolish the world as she knows it. An unknown bioterrorist group unleashes a virus

that virtually wipes out the earth’s population—leaving Lucy, and a small faction of

survivors, trapped inside her high school to wait out the apocalypse.


War, looting, and death wreak havoc outside of her high school; but inside, the students

must contend with a tyrannical and paranoid principal and their own struggles of being

orphaned, frightened, and unsure of what the future will bring.


What begins as a basic fight for survival turns into a search for answers that will

challenge everything Lucy has ever known about her life and her family.

Shelbi Wescott

Shelbi Wescott is a high school Language Arts and Creative Writing

teacher, a mother of two, a television junky, and a board game

connoisseur. Her first book, “Virulent: The Release” was born from a

challenge issued by her students to write a book that would interest

them. When she isn’t writing or teaching, Shelbi can be found throwing

unnecessarily elaborate birthday parties and officiating weddings. She

is a fan of: Spanx, bourbon, Powell’s Books, and tabloid magazines.

Shelbi lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband (a local sports

editor) and her two sons, Elliott and Ike.