The Farm

The Farm

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Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are--holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other...

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices--like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won't be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help...

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily's in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 24mm | 345g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425257800
  • 9780425257807
  • 239,388

Review quote

"Equal parts Resident Evil and Hunger Games--and just as thrilling."--Chloe Neill

"A gritty, white-knuckle ride...fresh, fraught, and super scary."--Veronica Wolff, national bestselling author of Sierra Falls

"An intense read...The kind of book you can't put down."--C. C. Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of Taken at Dusk

"Be prepared to stay up all night."--Marie V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Touch of Power
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About Emily Mckay

Emily McKay loves to read, shop, and geek out about movies. She lives in central Texas with her family and her crazy pets. She also co-writes young adult novels as Ivy Adams. Visit her website at
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Rating details

4,623 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,182)
4 34% (1,578)
3 26% (1,213)
2 10% (463)
1 4% (187)

Our customer reviews

Read the review on my blog! I received this book free from the author in exchange of a honest review. Thank you, Emily! The story begins in a near future, where the humans are turned into Ticks and the vampires try to take control of the entire world. Lily and her autistic sister, Mel, are blocked in a Farm, where they donate blood for the Ticks. But when both are almost 18, they try to escape. Mel notices that a section from the fence isn't electrified, so they try to escape, but their plan fails when Carter, their school mate from the Before, tells them that they have no chance. They pass trough many obstacles and they eventualy manage to escape, with Joe, McKeena and vampire Sebastian. They are heading to Canada, where they believe will be safe, but they have no ideea what obstacles are waiting for them... My opinion This book was so intense and captivating! I couldn't put it down until I finished it, and after that, I thought: " This book shouldn't have an end! ". Emily McKay wrote it with so much talent, and her story, more or less original, kept me breathless until the very last moment. The tight bound between Mel and Lily made me realize how important are the people we love, even as they are. And Lily, she resembles me so much! As I was reading, I was realizing that I would do the same, but, though, I don't think I would be so brave to escape the Farm with all those Ticks outside. And the end, what can I say! I can only hope that the Emily will write a sequel, because the book really deserves one. I recommend this book with all my heart, but you have to know something: it's a little more
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