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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.