The book jumps right into the action with the Wormungulous and from there on it is a non-stop ride through this world. A world that now also has other monsters in it, monsters that might not actually be willing to kill, but are actually happy to have a new, safer, world to stay in. I really loved their addition, it was so much fun that we didn’t only have brainless monsters, but instead had some guys we could form alliances with.
I do have to say that I was fooled with who the baddy was in the group. I thought it was x, but instead it was y! Luckily, very luckily I wasn’t the only one who was fooled, everyone was fooled by that character! Yay! Well, OK, not yay, but you get why I am yaying, I am not alone! 🙂
This time we have some zombies that are disappearing for no reason, they are being lured to something, in massive hordes while listening to some shrieking sound. On the one hand, I didn’t mind that the zombies were leaving, but on the other hand I was worried something worse would happen. I mean, there must be something huge that causes the zombies to disappear and I don’t want to meet it.
I also loved that we found out more and more about the world as it is now. We find out how things got so messed up, and also about a big, creepy, giant boss that is lurking around somewhere.
Next to all the monsters we also have the story part in which Jack learns to trust his friends more, that while he is afraid to lose them, he shouldn’t lock them up to keep them safe. I really loved that this was added, it gave depth to Jack (though he is still an idiot at times), but also added a new dimension to the story. It made it a bit more real (yes, I know this is all fiction, but I do hope you get what I mean).
I have to give extra credit points to Dirk. It is just so much fun how tough he looks, but then he wants to make a garden. He also knows how to sew, and I just laughed so hard. Tough guy with a soft heart inside.
Of course the book is also still filled with illustrations, and they made the story oh so much more fun. I just loved seeing all the monsters, see all the adventures.
The ending was terrific, but it didn’t feel like a cliffhanger. It did leave stuff open for the next book, so I am really excited about that.
One thing I would like is seeing more humans, other humans. I wish they would go search for other humans, I am sure there must be others who also survived. I want to hear about their stories. See how they survived.
All in all, I really loved this book, and I can’t wait for the next book. Can’t wait to see what is happening in there, will it be the end? Will there be more books?
Would I recommend this book? Yes, yes I would.