Zoo 2 by James Patterson & Max DiLallo || Book Review

So the first book that I read, Zoo, I unapologetically complained about the book and there were more negative feels than positive ones to share.

While I wasn’t planning to read the sequel, I needed a book starting with the letter Z and this was the easiest option. It’s a short read, still not believable but enough when you’re short on time and need to mark off another book off your challenge list.

While the first book I found to be too long with no real point to the amount of pages and a rushed ending, this book lacked the length to make it sound a little more credible to the cause being discussed. It felt rushed with no proper details to make it sound believable.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter Z in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2016

Pages: 160
Format: E-book

Plot from GoodReads:

Will the last humans on Earth please turn out the lights?

James Patterson’s ZOO was just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilization-or end it.


This is a short read with short chapters to make the pace feel fast and the suspense building, but it needed more detail.

There were so many scenes in the book that needed to more explanations and I feel the lack of them comes from having a simple idea but no real imagination to explain and bring more context to the plot.

The plot had so many holes in it which again came across as lazy writing with hardly any effort put into it. Things just happened and you had to accept that that’s the way it was going to unfold. Had there been more explanation given, there would have been more punch and depth added to the story.

The characters in the book are dealing with a new dilemma on top of the previous one and it’s a little more severe with new complications and lack of solutions.

Oz is back with his lack of credentials and still the guy fighting the fight on the front lines, which makes no sense if you look at the bigger picture with all the extra knowledgable characters that come across as useless in Oz’s limelight.

Another rushed ending with hardly any explanations to conclude the results in the book, and the lack of suspense was evident because of this.

The same principle was used in this book as in the first. The concept the authors brought to the book was interesting and had a lot of potential but sadly the lack of effort in the writing made this book dull.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.65 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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