Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Dust and Decay

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

* Published by: Simon & Schuster (UK & US)
* Format: Paperback (UK), Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: September 29th, 2011 (UK), August 30th, 2011 (US)
* On Amazon: here


Summary from Amazon.co.uk:

***Contains a couple of small Rot and Ruin spoilers!***

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It's also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny's zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny's best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds easy; sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. And as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland. Because in the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything. And not everyone in Benny's small band of travellers will make it out alive.

I read the first book in this series, Rot and Ruin, earlier this year and loved it (review here). Like serious OMG-I-can't-put-this-book-down love. I've never been a big fan of zombies in general (in books or films) but this one rocked my socks off - it's the best zombie book I've read! Maberry's world is bleak and desolate, but his characters literally jump off the page. I can't wait to see what he's got in store for Benny and Tom, and I just hope it's even half as good as Rot and Ruin.

4 comments:

Book Sake said...

I haven't read the first one yet, but it is a series I definitely want to get to read!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I got a digital ARC of it and plan to start it in the next day. Can. Not. Wait!!! One of my students read Rot & Ruin and loved it, she kept saying "more people should read this book!".

LinWash said...

I totally agree! Loved Rot & Ruin. This one is on my to-be-preordered list.

Alpa said...

I love zombie books.This is now added to my to-read list :)