Zoms: “Dust & Decay”

dust & decay   Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry

So, I know this isn’t a real review because it’s a labor of love and I’m a bit overwhelmed (or not feeling the love—or something) BUT—

Still the best zombie apocalypse ever!

Before reading Dust & Decay, you should read the first title in the series, Rot & Ruin, because you don’t want to miss any of the action.

I don’t always read full series, even when I really like the first book, because my goal is to get students started on something they like and hope they will continue. I have to move along to other titles. But sometimes, I just have to keep going. That’s the case with Benny Imura.

We readers thought we got rid of Charlie Pinkeye, the Motor City Hammer and Gameland at the end of book one. But Gameland is back and this time takes center stage, with its gladiator-style contests of teens pitted against zoms—while folks who are otherwise considered pillars of the community lay their bets.

Something I was afraid was going to happen did happen. Heartbreaking.

Yup, book two has the same thoughtfulness about life and alliances, good and evil, and (some crazy) religious hypocrisy.

Oh, yeah. And epic zombie action. That’s right, even the surf dudes are getting involved. What next? On to book three, Flesh & Bone.


About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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