Kings of Quarantine (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series.

Cruel. Heartless. Quarantined.
The ruthless boys of Everlake Prep never saw lockdown coming.
But the virus isn’t their number one enemy.
I am.

And as if being confined to a boarding school for the elite wasn’t bad enough, now I’m stuck in isolation with the boys who hate me most too.

Saint, Kyan and Blake. The Night Keepers. Or so they call themselves. They’ve embodied the Native American legend which lives in this valley, taking on the role of the monsters who lurk in the forest. And though they act like beasts, they may also be the most tempting creatures I’ve ever seen.

With the virus escalating and my dad’s name splashed through the news, my entire world is falling apart. What he did has cast a dark shadow over me. And the Night Keepers want to make me pay for his crimes.

Then things went from bad to worse when I touched the sacred rock. A rock which supposedly holds a curse to bind me as the Night Keepers’ slave. And as crazy as it sounds, I decided to play along. Because there are things about me they don’t know. Things my dad has hidden from me for years. All I can be sure of is that I have to find a way to escape this school. But until then, those savage boys are making my life a living hell.

As the virus sweeps through the country and the world twists into something ugly and unknown, the kings of this school become true monarchs. Even the teachers bow to them now. And I’m kinda glad about that ‘stay six feet away from one another’ rule, because without it, I know they’d rip me apart.

At least there’s a silver lining. I’m cosying up to Coach Monroe. My hot as hell, brooding P.E. teacher who has a vendetta of his own against the Night Keepers. And with his help, I may succeed at doing more than escaping the clutches of these heartless fiends. I might even destroy them along the way.

My father taught me how to be strong.

How to prepare for the end of the world.

So this isn’t going to be the end of my world, mark my words.

But if I’m able to use my mind and body to bring these assholes to their knees, it might just be the end of theirs.

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline is brilliant and very relevant at the moment, the characters are great and the plot develops well.

Tatum is a great character. She’s strong and fierce but also very down to earth. She gets knocked down hard but always comes back fighting. I feel sorry for her at points because the bullying is brutal.

The boys are brilliant and all very different. Blake started of nice, but he has his issues. I can understand his behaviour more so than the others although he takes it too far. Kyan is a great character and probably my favourite out of the three Night Keepers. He’s dark and twisted, but there’s more than mets the eyes to him. I’m looking forward to seeing more to him and the series progresses. Saint is a sadistic lunatic. I don’t like him. He takes thing way to far and I hope he gets knocked down a peg or two as the story develops.

Monroe is my favourite. There’s a darkness to him and he can be an arsehole, but he isn’t sadistic or crazed like the three boys. I love a forbidden romance and the tension between him and Tatum is driving me nuts. I really hope it continues to grow between them and that he gives in eventually.

You can’t fault the character development at all.

The storyline is brilliant. I loved how close to home it is right now, but this was taken to a whole new level with more to it. I’m really looking for the next book in the series.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great

My rating: 5/5*

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