Sep 5, 2011

#101 - "Dust & Decay" by Jonathan Maberry (ARC)

Title: Dust & Decay

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Series: Benny Imura, Book 2

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication date: August 30th, 2011

Copy acquired from Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab!

My rating: 5 of 5

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It’s also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny’s best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds easy. Sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. But as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland – where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of all…could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive?
In the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything…and not everyone in Benny’s small band of travelers will make it out alive.

My thoughts on the book:
So, where do I start? I'll start with the 1st book: Rot & Ruin. It's amazing book that was one of my favourite reads last year & one of the best books I read last year, probably the best. So, when I finished it, I couldn't wait to read the sequel, but at the same time I was thinking that Jonathan Maberry had set a really high standard, so the sequel can't be as amazing as Rot & Ruin, but, he did it again. Dust & Decay's storyline went different then I thought it will go before I start reading it & after I read part one, which was around 100 pages. But, than I realized how wrong I was. All the characters were just as amazing & lovable & we get to know Chong as well & now I love him as a character, too! It was filled with lots of action, lots of twists & turns, a little humor and with so much emotion & surprises, I just couldn't guess what will happen next & I was literally on the edge of my seat & I loved every second of it! Tom Imura, one of my all-time favourite characters was amazing character again & I know that I'll enjoy re-reading Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay again & again. And the ending was just - I cried & I cried - so sad, but I think it had to happen. Dust & Decay is emotional & brilliant rollercoaster that you'll wish it will never end! Jonathan Maberry is brilliant & the series is  must-read for everyone & I can't recommend it enough. Best book of the year!



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