Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dust & Decay

Dust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2)Goodreads Synopsis:    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:

-    This book has a lot more action and horror than the first one.  It is a rush!  The characters go from bad to worse to chaos really fast.  It is amazing that this whole story takes place in only a couple of days. 

-    I think Benny might be going schizo on us.

-    There is a lot of swearing in these books, and it isn't too light.

-    I love that Lilah, Benny, Nix, and especially Chong learn more about who they are and what they're made of.  The character development for these 4 characters is amazing.  They each have to face their own personal demons at some point, and they are some tough decisions!

-    I'm not trying to give anything away, but the ending is sad.  Justice is served, but it is sad.  I'm a little mad about it.

-    If the trading cards for these books ever become a real thing, I want to collect!!

-    There were places in the book that were kind of thought provoking.  Some dialogue and situations just  made me stop and think about them for a minute.  

-    It was fun to get to meet some more of the bounty hunters.  Each one was unique, fun, and creative.  I hope we get to see more of them in the remaining books.

-    Overall this was a wonderful read.  The story, the characters, and even the writing are all really well done!  

Series Info:

Dust and Decay is the 2nd book in the Benny Imura series. Click on the picture to read my review on the first book:

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