If, on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?
In an America wracked with crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity--including murder--becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's twelve hours when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this particular night in 2022, plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear his family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The good people at Universal Pictures asked us here at Storytelling Rules to help promote The Purge, in theaters June 7th. Hey, that's just 3 days after Compliance hits bookstores! What a fabulous week for chilling futuristic entertainment! ;)
Compliance (The Dust Chronicles #2)
June 4, 2013 (Skyscape, an imprint of Amazon Publishing)
Haven Equals Safety. This slogan is emblazoned on the minds of every Haven employee. But for Glory, life inside Haven is anything but safe. Most of all, she must hide her Deviant gift--the ability to kill with her eyes--or face death.
Training to be a dreaded Compliance Officer, she secretly works undercover to save fellow Deviants, but when people she trusts turn against her and a powerful member of Management takes her under her wing, Glory questions everything she believes and can no longer tell her allies from her enemies.
The premise of The Purge makes mine in The Dust Chronicles (Deviants, Oct 2012, Compliance, June 4, 2013) seem downright cheery! Of course, in my world, there's the little issue of the world having been covered by deadly asteroid dust that created monsters called Shredders. But whatever. :)
Spine-tingling danger, heart-pounding romance, scab-covered monsters!
The Dust Chronicles has it all!
Back to The Purge! I am so excited about seeing this movie!
Test your survival instincts with the Would You Survive the Night quiz below!
We're hosting a combo-Purge-Compliance giveaway!
N.B. The Purge giveaway is US only. :( Sorry. I have no control over that. But non-US entrants feel free to enter to win the Compliance prizes. I'll figure that out at the back end...
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