Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Dust & Decay

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

Dust & Decay by Jonathan Mayberry
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: August 30, 2011

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. But 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 –where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of all…could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive? 

In the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything…and not everyone in Benny's small band of travelers will make it out alive.
I love that even though, Rot & Ruin was about zombies, there were so many other layers to the story. My favorite part was how Benny's relationship with his brother, Tom, changed throughout out the story. I'm looking forward to reading about the next part of Benny's adventures with Tom, Nix, Chong and Lilah in Dust & Decay. The last line in the summary has me a little worried and I'm wondering if the cover is giving a hint of what's to come.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I have both books in this series on my tbr pile. They look awesome.

  2. I am excited for this one, too!

    My teaser is here.

  3. I love a good zombie book, but in my opinion they can be a hit or miss. I heard good things about this series, so I am looking forward to give these books a try. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I loved Rot & Ruin. I finished it recently and will be posting soon. I'm looking forward to reading this and yeah, I hope my favorite characters don't die!

  5. And there are twenty-five pages of free scenes set in the months between ROT & RUIN and DUST & DECAY. Here’s a link to the main page; access the scenes by clicking on the banner that reads: READ BONUS MATERIAL BY JONATHAN MABERRY:


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