The world hasn't ended...yet.
In this sequel to MONUMENT 14, the group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two. Most of the kids are making a desperate run on their recently repaired school bus for the Denver airport where they hope to reunite with their parents, be evacuated to safety, and save their dying friend.
But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters, and not all the kids were willing to get on the bus. Left behind in a sanctuary that has already been disturbed once, the remaining kids try to rebuild the community they lost. But when the issues are life and death, love and hate, who can you really trust?
This was a really awesome book! I loved the first book, and I was really excited to read this book, see how the characters were doing, wondering what trouble they could get into, and yeah, there was a lot going on, it was great!
Told in alternating POV's, from those that left on the bus, and then those left behind, there was never a dull moment. Maybe quite moments, but never dull! Loved everything that was going on, even if that meant the character wasn't having fun-because it's a book, and it's called conflict!
There were things that made for a feeling of hope, and I really enjoyed that. They got to the airport, though it took a while, and they lost a few along the way. But they got there, and then the heard what was going on.
That ending? Where they just barely get those still at the store, and go before the explosion goes off? Yeah, that was really suspenseful! Loved it! And then with the rest of the ending, in the camp, and seeing one that they'd left behind...yeah. Makes me want the 3rd book now!
This was a really fantastic book, a great sequel, and I can't wait for the 3rd (and probably final) book in the series!
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Series: Monument 14 #2
Read: March 31st, 2013
Reason Why: Loved Monument 14, and it's a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book, and a 2013 Dystopia Book!
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Expected Publication: May 28th 2013