Flesh & Bone
Very much like the previous books in this series. So if you liked those you'll probably like this one too.
I very much enjoyed the first two books but found this one to be a little too of the same thing. About fifty or sixty percent of the way through it I just felt stalled. I felt like, "Okay I've been here before can't you offer me anything new?" Don't get me wrong, there was plenty of action and I still really enjoy the characters. It was just a bit too much of the same thing.
Now once I
This series is fast becoming my favorite zombie series ever. Benny Imura in the first book Rot and Ruin was beyond childish. He has started growing on me in the last books and now I'm actually a fan of his.
This book is very fast moving. With zoms/gray people/walkers every where. The virus is starting to mutate and I'm fascinated to see where Maberry goes with it.
In this book the four teenagers are still trying to find the jet that they saw fly over in book ...more
Arrrrggghhhh, this book is so frustrating! I likedit, don't get me wrong, but it is my least favorite in all the books. Why, why, why, why did there have to be another group of wrong doers introduced into this series? Hasn't Chong had it hard enough as it is? Why the heck do they keep getting separated? Why are they always finding themselves deeper into trouble? I'm not sure frustrating even covers what I feel after reading this book. I did not like how it covered only one stinking day ...more
This book flirted with three stars a few times along the way. I found myself getting frustrated at certain points and harrumphing or sighing in exasperation. (view spoiler)[I am still grieving for Tom and have not made up my mind if his death was the best choice for the series. I appreciate why Maberry did it, but I don't have to like it. Tom's presence made the first two books so rich and strong and dynamic. His chemistry with Benny -- the bond that they shared as brothers -- was special and ...more
Benny continues to waiver in that in-between land of almost-grown-up, warring with feelings of inadequacy, emotional loss and growing self-reliance. The group is in badlands-like area, and Benny gets caught in a ravine, and ...more
Thanks Jonathon for adding such a good series in the media!
P.S. The cover looks really creepy! But that is the theme right? Love it! =)
OMG! THAT WAS THE BEST THIRD BOOK OF A SERIES I ...more
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Fire & Ash -
“No matter how long the night is, the sun always comes up.”
With a series this long, some would say, it’s just the same as the first two books in the series. And I am telling you it definitely is completely different from the earlier books.
Flesh and Bone began on a very emotional high. With the loss that had happened throughout Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay. It finally caves in, it dealt with the grieving of the ...more
Lots of action right from the start. Thumping good read.
*Note: I can't really avoid spoilers for the first two books in this review, so if you're planning on reading them, then you probably shouldn't read this! (Unless you don't care about spoilers––in which case, go right ahead.)
So, don't get me wrong ... I'm a big fan of this series. Especially as someone who doesn't delve much into the whole zombie/horror genre, I find this series to be impressing over all. They're well-written, they're exciting, there are some terrific ...more
“”‘He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster,’””
Flesh and Bone, book 3 of the Benny Imura series was one of my most anticipated reads for 2012 by one of my favorite authors. I am not really that big into young adult fiction, but when an amazing horror author like Maberry puts a zombie series to life, it is sure one not to be missed. The story of the two brothers Benny and Tom through the first two books found many of the main plot lines ...more
My Opinion Of This Book: Liked it.
The first book in this 4-book series, Rot & Ruin, blew my mind away and introduced me to a whole new world of zombies. The second book, Dust & Decay, was amazing, but the ending left me heartbroken and I was left unsure if that ending was good for the story. Now Flesh & Bone, the third book in the series, is my least favorite, but I still overall enjoyed it.
~Chong: There is some ...more
Hooray for another Maberry book! They really can't come fast enough. Flesh & Bone continues the story of Benny and his friends while they navigate the rot and the ruin, encountering everything from a dangerous death cult to a mysterious haven known only as "Sanctuary." Will it be everything they hope for?
Maberry delivers on the ...more
"It was why Lilah did not fear death. So many of the people she loved were waiting for her there" - Flesh and Bone
I liked this book BUT Kind of annoyed at how many times Benny says sorry to the zombies he kills. I'm Canadian and even I think this is getting to be too much. He is becoming way too deferential to these zombies and my eyes are getting exhausted from all the rolling.
And another thing, while I'm on a tangent and all, what the hell is up with Chong? He is the Lorrie of this book ( ...more
This was another twist on the fates of Benny Imura and his friends. After the death of one of their own; they are forced to fend for themselves in the great Rot and Ruin. With the continuation of their journey from their hometown, Mountainside; we meet a new set of foes... The Reapers. These are a collection of religious zealots following a known serial killer... great. Not only are they trying to survive zombies, but people who lust for the kill, too.?? And if that doesn't get you angry, ...more
“Don’t forget the first rule about the RUIN; out here everything wants to kill you.”
Flesh and Bone is the third novel in the Benny Imura series. The story picks up a month after the devastating events of Rot & Ruin. Benny Imura, Nix Riley, Lilah the Lost Girl and Lou Chong are still searching for the mysterious plane they saw while trying to come to terms with Tom’s shocking loss.
They have left California behind, and are now in Nevada where Nix and ...more
Flesh & Bone picks up about a month after Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong disembarked on their journey east. Leaving the only home they’ve known in the Central California mountains ...more
Firstly, let me assure you that it's a great book. I do love how Jonathan Maberry makes the existence of zombies a frighteningly realistic thing, with a human element that just adds to the horror of it. And this particular chapter into the 'adventure' of a group of young friends really brings that to light even more ...more
Here is my original review:
Another fantastic non-stop action book in the The Rot & Ruin Collection: Rot & Ruin; Dust & Decay; Dead & Gone; Flesh & Bone series! For the first time ever, I actually tried to slow down my reading because I knew that once I finished, the book would be over. I never want this series to end.
The new evil doers were ...more
Chapter after chapter is dedicated to reminding us how short our memories are by telling us again and again what had happened in the first two books. Not just a sentence or two but page after page after page. The book has very little to do with zombies but everything to do with awkward teenage love. But being I hate not finishing a book, I will TRY to ...more
In spite of tragedy, Benny Imura surges on to find the airplane he saw flying through the air with the help of his friends, Nix, Chong, and Lilah. They still traverse the Rot and Ruin towards the unknown, but their hope stays strong. The world is a wild place now. Exotic animals hunt them. Zombies attack them in swarms and not just slow, normal zombies, but faster, evolving zombies. A death cult grows large and picks off towns and villages one by ...more
Flesh and Bone is the third out of four books by Jonathan Maberry about the zombie apocalypse that has fallen on the ...more
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"I can see that you need some quiet time," he said and scuttled quickly away.”