Germination by Jamie Thornton

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.

Book 1 in the 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.

"…I was furiously turning pages like crazy….It was too good to be put down. As the street teens ran I was right along with them. Telling him not to stop and go here and there except they can't hear me. This was really good and now I'm on the next. I can't wait to see what awaits beyond the red field." – Amazon Reviewer