YA Novels by Gregg Hurwitz

From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine, and Punisher universes comes this relentlessly thrilling adventure perfect for fans of The Walking Dead and The 5th Wave.

In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain, his older brother Patrick, and their closest friend Alexandra have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.

Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.


“A brilliant, terrifying, rule-breaking reimagining of the zombie novel.”

Jonathan Maberry

“One of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories. Chilling!”

Ridley Pearon

“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

The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains. In Creek's Cause, the Rains brothers and their closest friend, Alexandra, fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.


"This sequel is an edge-of-your seat test of constant survival...Fresh writing and characterization sets this work apart from other zombie novels."

School Library Journal

"Hurwitz has terrific pacing, particularly in the frenetic action sequences...Readers of the first will need this volume."


Meet Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels, including HELLBENT (2018). His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.  

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg lives in Los Angeles with two Rhodesian ridgebacks of his own.