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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 9 minutes
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- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: August 8, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005JDRN7Q
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Top Customer Reviews
Dust & Decay keeps the theme in the same general vein, but having already established that zombies deserve respect, spends more time on thrilling action and the atrocities humans subject each other too. After month of training, Tom, Benny, Nix and Lilah are finally heading out to search for the plane they saw in Rot & Ruin. Having trouble saying goodbye, Chong heads out with them for the first leg of the journey, only to prove that he may be smart, but really isn't the outdoorsy type.
Problems abound. Life and death situations are faced. Evil men prove more dangerous than herds of zombies. Love of all kinds is found, tested, strengthened and cherished many times over.
While Dust & Decay is horrific and terrifying, thrilling and action-packed, what the reader will be surprised to find is how emotional the book - and the entire series - is. The book sucks you in, the characters get under your skin, and you won't be able to pull yourself away from the page. Dust & Decay is an emotional thrill-ride that will leave you shaken for a long time to come. Zombie perfection.
So I might as well begin here with the one thing I could not get over and did not like, even though I did try to come to terms with it: they get attacked by a rhino. My first reaction was approximately, "lol whut?" because, well, rhinos don't generally chill out west. Then I thought about zoos and how they wouldn't be manned anymore, so animals might just roam, which did turn out to be the explanation. I also briefly wondered if rhinos can survive here what with not being native and perhaps not used to rough winters, but gave up since I don't know much about rhinos. Anyway, explained or not, I really don't know why the rhino attack happened. I mean, it was a disheartening thing to have happen on their quest, but couldn't it have been a less ridiculous animal, like a big ass boar, which is what I expected?
Rhinoceros aside, I really liked the pacing of this book (except for the little snippets of Nix's notebook, which made her seem like an airhead and not like the badass we all know she is). It kept the action coming and blended in some interesting ideas and thoughtful moments well. For example, I really loved the Greenman's (please tell me this is a reference to It's Always Sunny...) observation that the earth was actually recovering because of the zoms. Oh, and the scene where a horse and zombie did a little do-si-do with the horse just staying out of reach.Read more ›
There were a few typos in this one like the first. Nothing to big. Just a few things like it said alive instead of live etc. Other than that I love this one even more than book one. I love that Mayberry has created a series that keeps you entertained without the book being all about running for your live away from the zombies. That the book has a real plot with wonderful characters.
In this one we find Benny, Nix Lilah, and Chong growing up. Benny is no longer the skinny know it all kid he was in book 1. Lilah will change and become more human and less like the Zoms that roam the Rot and Ruin. Nix will blossom into a fierce warrior and Chong will learn that he is braver than he thinks he is!
This book is full of nail biting action that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the last page! Love and loss also play a part in this second installment as well as a twist that will haunt these four kids for the rest of their lives!
On a side note. I still love that this series explores zombies in a new light. Do they feel? Is there still anyone inside? What are they really? These questions are things that normally are not even asked.
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
Avg. Good Reads Rating: 4.35
Series: Benny Imura #2
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic/Horror
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Best for: 16+
Good Reads Summary:
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 and Ruin. It’s also been 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.
But before they even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town, and as soon as they step into the Rot and 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 and Ruin, everything wants to kill you. And not everyone in Benny’s small band of travelers will survive.
My Quick Recap:
After spending months training and preparing to go after the jet they saw heading east, Benny, Nix, Tom, and Lilah head out into the Rot and Ruin, with Benny’s friend Chong in tow to see them off. Things go bad from the start. Wild animals are acting strangely, the dead are moving in ways Tom’s never witnessed, and there are rumors of a new Gameland spreading. A new Gameland under new management.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tom, Benny, and his group of friends are set on a new epic adventure to head east to find the airplane they spotted when they faced off against Charlie Pink-Eye. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ninaluvzbooks
One of the best books I have ever read. The kids are full of vim, vigor, restlessness, fire and spice that contrasts well with the double ugly bad guys. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Boomer49
Great blend of action, humor, adventure, and mild teen romance. Totally hooked on the Rot & Ruin series! Looking forward to reading the next one!Published 4 months ago by Erin
This was really good!! Like the first book, there were a few slow parts but all in all I really enjoyed it.Published 6 months ago by monai
Great, entertaining, continuation of the story...sometimes it gets a little wordy where I wish we could just get to the point.Published 7 months ago by Rashon
I was unable to put the book down. Great to see a different philosophy on zombies. Mayberry did a superb job keeping me interested.Published 8 months ago by Janet Orozco