Release Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel And Friends
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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?
My Thoughts: It took me a few minutes to get into this one. Partly because I couldn’t really remember all the characters. There were a bunch and I’ve read like a million books since than. Not really a million but quite a few!
We are back with Dean and his brother and the other kids in Monument 14. Some of the kids are still in the store while some are on their way to Denver to get help.
Man, this one was just as crazy as the first. We know how dangerous it is to go outside, the air is horrible and depending on their blood types crazy things can and do happen.
This one goes back and forth between the kids on the bus and the kids still in the store. We learn so much more about each character and we see them interact together. Things aren’t pretty.
I still love all the characters and I think the plot is still interesting. We see how much more they struggle in this one, and that ending. Man, another ending that makes me want to read the next book.
This one was also really short. They are books I just fly right through.
Now what? I get stuck waiting again for the next one!!!
Overall: Really enjoyed it! The ending had a lot of moments that almost brought tears to my eyes. Happy moments, sad moments, crazy moments. If you read Monument 14, don’t forget to pick this one up to continue!
Cover: It’s alright. It’s so dark!
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