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.
This book, just like the first installment of Rot and Ruin, had me reading deep into the night. Benny, Nix, Tom, Chong and Lilia are characters I fell a little in love with and wanted desperately to know what happened to them. Many thanks to the awesome powers that be over at S&S for getting me a copy to review.
What I liked:
The story grabs you at the first page. Benny has grown up alot and the snark just gets better and better. Gone is the whiny little kid brother that grudgingly followed Tom around in the first book. Benny is getting his chops and growing up. Leaving the town for the wilds of the Rot and Ruin has him scared to death, but if they want to find the mysterious plane, they have no choice. As the story deepens, you get a really visceral view of just how depraved humanity can get under suvival circumnstances. Almost makes me glad I am a highly functioning zombie.
Jonathan Maberry has a great storyline here and he has brought out the darkest and most heroic parts of the human/zombie conflict.
What I Didn't.
Not a thing. Not gonna tell you who dies, but someone in the travel party doesn't exactly make it out alive. That made me sad, but it will turn out to be an integral part of the next book. (There had better be a next book.)
This book will be out at the end of August and I highly recommend it. If you haven't read Rot and Ruin, run out and get yourself a copy today. This book is great for boy or girl audiences. If you have someone who doesn't like to read, it will be a story to draw them in.
Yes, Dust and Decay has 519 glorious pages, but they flew by so fast, I was in danger of losing a digit as the pages practically turned by themselves.