• Title: Dust & Decay
  • Author: Jonathan Maberry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dust Decay The zombie attacks are bigger better and gorier in this nearly non stop action sequel to Rot Ruin Kirkus Reviews Winner of the Bram Stoker Award Six months have passed since the terrifying battle wit
    The zombie attacks are bigger, better and gorier in this nearly non stop action sequel to Rot Ruin Kirkus Reviews Winner of the Bram Stoker Award.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 been six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw s The zombie attacks are bigger, better and gorier in this nearly non stop action sequel to Rot Ruin Kirkus Reviews Winner of the Bram Stoker Award.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 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 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 And not everyone in Benny s small band of travelers will survive.

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    1. 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' that’s how I describe this story it all unfolds like a Wild West Battle. The GOOD is Tom Imura and his band of warriors Benny, Nix, Lilath and ChongE BAD is White Bear and other bad zombie huntersE UGLY of course are the Zoms (zombies).I have said it before Jonathan Maberry is really a masterful storyteller packing a punch across genres. Genre for genre a pound for pound a heavyweight contender for book awards. He has really knitted together a thrill ride of a [...]

    2. MABERRY, YOU BASTARD!!! I knew you would do this to me!! ::sobbity sob::Review to follow when anger and choking tears subside.In the first book Rot & Ruin, Maberry spends a lot of time putting us into the world as it exists almost 15 years after a zombie apocalypse. We need to know about how things are now, how people live and how they relate to one another. This is Benny's world. Maberry also spends a lot of time and care developing a cast of characters he wants us to fall in love with befo [...]

    3. A lot like the first in the series and wow what an ending!!! Tom, Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong head out into the Ruin to spend the night before Chong says goodbye to his friends and returns home while the others continue east to see if they can find where the jet they saw in the previous book came from. But things don't go quite as they expect.As with the previous book, there is a lot of fighting off zombies and bad humans. I have to admit it did get to be a bit repetitive which almost brought th [...]

    4. The second installment of the Benny Imura series delivers action, mysteries, and oodles of character growth. Oh, and at least two thousand and fifty-nine zombies. And a pair of rad surfer dudes, for anyone over 30 who might happen to be reading.Benny and his friends have returned to their fortified hometown, training with Benny's brother Tom in preparation for the journey east. A week before they are supposed to leave town forever, plans are interrupted by neighbor grandpa dying in his sleep. As [...]

    5. Steadily trying to catch up on all my reviews. La di da! So, sorry this review has taken me like a week or however long it's been. I don't keep track of time during the summer, sooo Whatever. *Checks* Oh, I finished this on August 4th. And now it's August 12th. Okay, so a little more than a week. Not that anyone cares. MOVING ON.I'll keep this pretty brief because 1) I have a bunch of reviews left to write, and 2) I've already talked a lot about why I love these books in my review of the first [...]

    6. 5 Stars“There is no God,” whispered the old man. “There’s just the devil and me and the Rot and Ruin.”I am a biased reviewer and a huge fan of Jonathan Maberry, so to give this book less than 5 stars would not be fair to the overall feelings I have for this book and for this series. Maberry is a master at creating larger than life tough as nails adult heroes like Joe Ledger and Malcolm Crow, but in this series, it is the young adults, the hardly more than children, that are the heroes. [...]

    7. This book is way more action packed than the first book in this series Rot and Ruin. Lots of zombie action going on and something weird is starting to go on with the Zom's. They are beginning to act and react differently than in the first book.You still have some of the teenage angst that the first one had but it didn't bother me as much as it did in the first one. I guess because well I was kinda fangirling on Tom Imura's character.Picture Glenn from the Walking Dead a thousand times cooler.You [...]

    8. Engaging, human, exciting, character-driven, beautifully written. Fine work sir.The author exposes the fragility of human decency and the simplicity and ease with which people may sink to the depths of evil wonderfully. Throughout these books Mr Maberry develops his characters in a wonderfully human and believable way, despite the unreal setting and extraordinary trials they face. The obvious villains he presents us with in Charlie pinke-eye's brood are just the rotten, public face of the "ordin [...]

    9. Dust & Decay picks up seven months after the events of Rot & Ruin. Our young heroes – Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong have been training with Benny’s big brother Tommy. They learn his “Warrior Smart” method of protecting themselves from the zombies because you never know when one of your friends or loved ones will become a zombie…This is a brutal world. People live in fenced, gated, and well armed communities. Travel outside these towns requires planning, heavy carpet coats, and a [...]

    10. Yeah, so that ending fucking sucked. (Not because of the writing or anything, but because I'm NOT happy with how things ended.)No "Happily Ever After" here, my friends.

    11. (4.5 stars)no No NOOOOOOOO!! Dame It ! ! ! ~cries~Dust & Decay is such a sensational sequel. This series is the best Zombie books I've ever read. Action packed, heartbreaking and heart-lifting. Loved it!!!We're getting more, right?(Arc provided by S&S Galleygrab)

    12. FUCK YOU JONATHAN MABERRY FOR BREAKING MY HEART.WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL HIM?!THE BOOK WAS ON ITS WAY TO GREATNESS AND THEN -BOOM!- HE'S DEAD.*crying piteously in the background*

    13. Within the first few pages, I remembered why I enjoy this series so much. The funny banter between Benny and Tom and Benny's friends made me smile and mentally laugh. It was nice to see that even after the horrific events in Rot and Ruin, and even after they all became different people, there was still that shred of themselves there. I believe Nix was the most changed. Although Tom may be a close second for most changed. He may have been more eager than the kids to get the hell out of that damn [...]

    14. This book was amazing!! What a flipping ride. I loved it. Loved it. I can't believe I picked up the first in this series on a whim and by a recommendation only. I feel like this series should have been on my radar long before. The narration of both Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay is very well done; so good that I had a hard time pausing the audio to live my life (get work done, be a parent, talk to my boss, etc. etc.) Dust & Decay starts off slowly and at some points, Tom Immura's philos [...]

    15. Ortalarda biraz sıkılsam da harikaydı. Sonunda ağlayacaksınız ama. Ben ağladım. İçime öküz oturdu. Hatta biraz daha ağlayabilirim. T_T

    16. Wow! I am so glad this was just if not a tad bit better than the first. I'm very much looking forward to starting the third one after I'm done with the rest of the books in progress. :)

    17. 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' that’s how I describe this story it all unfolds like a Wild West Battle. The GOOD is Tom Imura and his band of warriors Benny, Nix, Lilath and ChongE BAD is White Bear and other bad zombie huntersE UGLY of course are the Zoms (zombies).I have said it before Jonathan Maberry is really a masterful storyteller packing a punch across genres. Genre for genre a pound for pound a heavyweight contender for book awards. He has really knitted together a thrill ride of a [...]

    18. I can't help but feel insulted by this book. I know it is young adult and I should probably not think too much about it since it is meant for a younger brain but I can't help it. This was just the ending of the first book, not a different one. I feel that Maberry took a cheap shot here or a cop out and maybe for the sake of drawing out the series longer to make more money.I was expecting some new adventures not going back to Gameland to rescue some pesky teenager again. I didn't believe that Tom [...]

    19. Forget the walking dead, this is where first class zombie action is at! My heart was pounding through the whole book! I usually prefer a single, first person narrative as opposed to several third person narratives(especially in YA novels) but Jonathan Maberry's writing won me over.It reminded me of an awesome action/ adventure TV show where the movement from one scene to another is flawless. The pacing was great and I was eagerly awaiting the continuation of each characters story, even from char [...]

    20. I absolutely loved Rot & Ruin. It was an astounding zombie YA series starter, with just the right mix of the horrors that men can do verses the zombie carnage. There was a thought-provoking focus on the fact that zombies used to be people, and therefore they should be respected for what they were as well as feared for what they now are - something a lot of zombie stories fail to take into account. Dust & Decay keeps the theme in the same general vein, but having already established that [...]

    21. "Warrior smart."I did not expect this one to be so good. But it is 'edge of your seat' adventure from page 1 on. And even though there was some back and forth confusion about feelings didn't overwhelm the story or even get distracting.The characters are just amazing. Benny, Tom, Lilah, Nix & ChongI feel like we get to know them so much more in this one. There is some soul searching, some philosophy - which I think is pretty understandable when talking about zombies and the rebuilding of the [...]

    22. WHAT DID I THINK!!!!!!!Let's start off on a good noteINGS THAT I LIKED AND WERE GREAT!1. Finally leaving the town2. The fact Tom was there (best character)3. All the actionTHINGS THAT I DIDN'T LIKE1. Morgie not going on the trip2. They hardly made any progress3. White Bear4. TOM DIED. He was the best character. The best fighter. Benny's beloved brother. He lives though a bunch of other stuff but dies from one bullet wound :( :( :(Reading the rest of this series will be very difficult for me and [...]

    23. Jonathan Maberry kann Jiu-Jitsu. Ist das nicht abgefahren? In seinem englischen -Artikel steht, dass er den schwarzen Gürtel achten Grades hält. Ich kenne mich mit Kampfsportarten nicht aus, schätze aber, dass das eine ziemlich hohe Stufe ist. Maberry begann sein Training im Alter von 6, weil er zu dieser Zeit in einer unsicheren Nachbarschaft lebte. Ich hätte sowas niemals erwartet, weil es einfach nicht zu meinem Bild von Autor_innen passt. Es erklärt allerdings, warum Tom Imura, eine der [...]

    24. 4 1/2 Stars.[image error]As far as I remember, the first of this series is being turned into a film, and hopefully this one as well, which I think is fan-frigging-tastic. As with the first book, this was a gripping read. We have the Imuras, Benny (the main character), Tom (his older sumari sword wielding brother), Nix (Benny's girlfriend), Lilah (the legendary Lost Girl) and Chong (his best friend) going on an adventure, all but Chong leaving town for good. Well, that was the plan! But what they [...]

    25. I have to admit that this is one of the best post apocalyptic -zombie book series that I have read. Mind you - I haven't really read too many, sooooo I may be shooting off my foot. Regardless - this was a great read!Firstly - the cover art is awesome. It's in line with the first concept book and has enough WTF factor to make you want to pick it up and see what's all the screaming is about. Hmmmmm or is she biting? Whatever. It's a great shot and the colour (or suggestively lack there of - except [...]

    26. Here is the very quick, non-spoiler-y review. Dust & Decay was a fabulous follow-up to Rot & Ruin. Sometimes sequels don't live up to the fabulousness of the first book, but this one definitely did. It was full of edge-of-your-seat action and had great, gory details - perfect for a Zom book! This is such an easy sell to tween and teen boys. I have had so many in here begging for this book after devouring Rot & Ruin. Girls will enjoy the book as well.OK, now I am going to get spoiler- [...]

    27. Reviewed by Karin Librarian for TeensReadTooBenny made it back from the Rot & Ruin only to start training with his brother, Tom, to leave again. After seeing the airplane fly over, Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Tom have been anxious to find out where it was going. Could there be civilization beyond the Rot & Ruin?Every day, Tom trains Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong. He prepares them to fight the Zoms they are sure to encounter on their long trek across the dangerous country.Everyone has different [...]

    28. I LOVED this book! It keeps you constantly on the edge of your seat and it's a page turner! I loved the huge character developments of all the kids and the new relationship between the Imura brothers!Benny is now much more mature and smart! He's a lot like his brother Tom! He makes a lot of tough, well thought out, "warior smart" decisions in this book that I was realllly happy about! I also loved Lilah's, "Lost Girl", character development from the first book and throughout this second one!It's [...]

    29. 4.5 starsI am so happy to tell you that I love the sequel better than the first book! Dust and Decay is all about Tom taking Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong out to the Ruin to find out what the jet was they find in the first book.But Tom hasn't been outside of town for months now, and things have changed for the worse in the Ruin. The group is separated and each battling their own demons. Gameland is still alive and well, and there's word that White Bear has taken over, and become more ruthless. Th [...]

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