Title: Denton Little’s Still Not Dead (#2)
Author: Lance Rubin
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5/5 Stars
The good news: Denton Little has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die any time. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought…
Lance Rubin’s debut novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. Now in this sequel, he takes on the big questions about life. How do we cope, knowing we could die at any time? Would you save someone from dying even if they were a horrible person? Is it wrong to kiss the girl your best friend is crushing on if she’s really into you instead? What if she’s wearing bacon lip gloss?
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the sequel to Denton Little’s Deathdate, so if you haven’t read the first book yet, I suggest you go read that one right now! I loved the first book!
Now that that’s out of the way, Denton survived his deathdate! In this second book, Denton is stuck in New York City trying to figure out who he can and cannot trust. He just found out that he was injected with a virus before he was born that caused him to be able to live through his deathdate and be able to infect others through his bodily fluids on their deathdates to survive. Problem is, now he doesn’t know his deathdate so he can die at any moment.
This book is filled with a ton more action than the first book and some fun banter between him and his best friend (whose deathdate is less than a month away). I would recommend this book to males between the ages of 13-16, there were some moments I felt weird with the inner dialogue of Denton and his conversations with Pow. I still had to give this book a perfect score though because the writing is fantastic and the plot is insane.
I love that this book makes you wonder what it would be like if we had Deathdates and if we could save someone’s life, would we? Once Denton realizes his virus can help people survive their deathdates, he feels like he can save everyone and feels guilty for the ones he can’t save. The argument of him ‘playing God’ comes up and you wonder, who gets to decide who lives and who dies?
I’m in love with Rubin’s plots in these books.
I’m also very pleased with my first experience with NetGalley.