Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Rot & Ruin

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
To Be Published on October 5, 2010

Summary from Simon & Schuster Fall 2010 Catalog:  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.

Acclaimed horror author Jonathan Maberry makes his young adult debut with this detail-rich depiction of a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has fallen, the dead have risen, and danger is always imminent.

I didn't really like reading about zombies until I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.  But, as soon as I was done, I was firmly on team zombie.  Rot & Ruin sounds like it will be a great mix of dystopian and paranormal.  Plus the heading to Rot & Ruin in the catalog called it "An action-packed novel with ample humor, a little romance - and LOTS of zombies."  Sounds pretty perfect to me.
What book are you Waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I sincerely hope you enjoy ROT & RUIN. It's less about zombies than it is about growing up in a damaged world and trying to find the value of human life. But there's also action, humor, romance, adventure and...yes...zombies.

  2. Not much into the whole zombie aspect of the paranormal, but I am sure that those who are will enjoy this one.

  3. This one sounds pretty interesting, great pick :)

  4. Eee this one sounds so good! You always have the best picks (:

  5. Zombies! Post-Apacolyptic! Sounds amazing! The cover is really creepy O.O Great pick!

  6. Mr. Mayberry - Thank you for taking the time to comment. Your description actually makes me more excited to read Rot & Ruin. I have a feeling that the teens at my library will also appreciate your book as it sounds like something many of them would read and discuss.

  7. I haven't seen this before, and it's going on my wish list.

  8. I can't wait to read this one. :)


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