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The Rains

(2016)
(The first book in the Rains series)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the Thriller Award for Best YA Novel 2018

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE HIGH-OCTANE YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE THRILLER SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ.


It's never really been my thing to be the brave one - that's always been my older brother Patrick - but something world-changing is happening in our small town of Creek's Cause. Parasites have infected everyone over the age of eighteen, making them violent, and if they even sniff a kid they either bash our brains in or take us back to their creepy lair.

We're trapped at the school with the other remaining survivors, including Patrick's girlfriend Alex, and we don't know how long we'll last. The school is surrounded by infected adults, and we're sure that there is something else out there, something controlling the people that used to be our parents, our guardians.

But here's the real problem, Patrick is turning eighteen in a few days, so it's up to me - Chance Rain - to find a way to save him. And maybe, just maybe if we survive the next few weeks then we can help save humanity.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine, and Punisher universes comes The Rains, a thrilling adventure as relentless as The Hunger Games and as page-turning as Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The Rains is a fearsome exploration of survival that turns the horrors of the natural world into our worst nightmares. Readers will hold their breath for the whole adrenaline-packed, terrifying ride. Biological sci-fi at its best." - Lydia Kang

"A brilliant, terrifying, rule-breaking reimagining of the zombie novel, Hurwitz pulls no punches and takes no prisoners." - Jonathan Maberry

"Gregg Hurwitz is a writer’s writer, fast on his feet, quick with the perfect turn of phrase. The Rains is one of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories that leaves you looking in your backyard for the next strange weed to poke through the ground. Chilling!" - Ridley Pearson


Used availability for Gregg Hurwitz's The Rains

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rains: A Novel (The Rains Brothers, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 0-7653-8267-9 / 978-0-7653-8267-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rains (Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4059-3828-5 / 978-1-4059-3828-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Rains
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5252-7758-8 / 978-1-5252-7758-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rains: A Novel (The Rains Brothers, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 0-7653-8268-7 / 978-0-7653-8268-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rains (The Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5012-3852-3 / 978-1-5012-3852-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Rains, The (The Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5012-3853-1 / 978-1-5012-3853-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rains (The Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5012-3849-3 / 978-1-5012-3849-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rains (The Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5012-3850-7 / 978-1-5012-3850-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Rains (The Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5012-3851-5 / 978-1-5012-3851-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rains
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rains
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Rains
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rains (Rains Brothers)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Rains
Author(s):
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rains: A Novel (The Rains Brothers Book 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA