From New York Times best-selling author Jamie Thornton, begin a suspenseful journey that follows unlikely heroes deep into an apocalypse.
Who will survive? Who will stay human?
Mary knows how to thrive on the street. She makes it her mission to keep other kids away from everyday monsters. But when she's attacked by a crazed man clutching a bloody heart, she realizes there's a new kind of monster in town.
A single drop of blood, and now Mary's one of the infected. Unless she can stop the virus and save her friends, the new monster in town might just be her.
Germination is the opening short novel to a post-apocalyptic Young Adult series where the runaways are the heroes, the zombies aren't really zombies, and you can't trust your memories - even if they're all you have left.