Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Rot and Ruin

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

* Published by: Simon & Schuster (UK & US)
* Format: Paperback (UK), Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: March 3rd, 2011 (UK)
, Out now (US)
* On Amazon: here


Amazon.com summary:

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Okay, so how good this sound?! I'll hold my hands up and admit that I haven't yet read a zombie book I loved (though I do have some waiting to be read!), but Rot and Ruin sounds amazing! It's the whole post-apocalyptic thing, not to mention the seriously creepy cover. Fingers crossed these are real, scary zombies, and not Shaun of the Dead zombies...

6 comments:

jonathanmaberry said...

Definitely not Shaun of the Dead zombies. These are the classic George A. Romero zoms, and there are more than six billion of them.

Here's what folks are saying about it:

"Thrilling, enticing, and surprisingly touching, Rot & Ruin will grip readers from beginning to end, and make them question who the real monsters are. It had me hooked from page one."--Heather Brewer, author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series

"This is a romping, stomping adventure. And while most zombie novels are all about the brains, this one has a heart as well. With the dead prowling all around, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura learns the bittersweet lessons of life, love, and family in the great Rot & Ruin. Anyone with a pulse will enjoy this novel, and anyone with a brain will find plenty of food for thought inside."--Michael Northrop, author of Gentlemen

"George Romero meets The Catcher in the Rye in this poignant and moving coming of age novel set during zombie times. I welled up at the end, then smiled through my tears when I realized there was going to be a sequel. Bravo, Jonathan Maberry. Can't wait to read more." --Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and Possessions

"This is no ordinary zombie novel. Maberry has given it a soul in the form of two brothers who captured my heart from the first page and refused to let go."--Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

Sab H. said...

I need to read this!! I saw it in Walmart's Halloween part yesterday... Great pick :)

Aleksandra said...

I read it & I absolutely loved it! One of my top favorite reads this year & I highly recommend it!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This does sound amazing.

Goon said...

I bought this book a couple days ago, because I haven't read a good zombie book myself, and I was searching for one.
It sounds pretty damn good, and I can't wait to get to it in my pile of books. :P

prophecygirl said...

Thanks for commenting Jonathan - sounds great!