Dust and Decay, by Jonathan Maberry
Benny and his big brother, Tom are back, only this time they’re taking a few of Benny’s friends into the great zombie-filled wilderness known as the Rot and Ruin. This time their adventure is different. Not only has Benny learnt some fancy new sword moves, but their trip isn’t so much a short camping trip as a leaving town forever trip. They’re off to find other survivors of the zombie plague which swept the globe fifteen years ago.
They soon realise however that their searching must be cut short as Gameland has once again been rebuilt. Benny and Tom have both destroyed Gameland before now its back for a third time and this time it’s bigger than ever. Gameland is home to the dreaded Z-Games, where children are forced to fight zombies while spectators bet on who will win. Can they destroy it a third time? Or will the Z-Games finally defeat them and its owners take over the Rot and Ruin.
There’s a shock ending in store and all it does is leave you as hungry as a zombie for more.
Dust and Decay could have easily become a sequel which didn’t live up to its predecessor but fear not, Dust and Decay is just as good, if not better, than Rot and Ruin. Read it now is all I’m saying and start looking forward now because there’s a third and fourth book on the horizon. Whoop Whoop!