Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (22)...

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.

This week's Waiting on Wednesday pick is: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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.

This book sounds great! The cover looks especially creepy. I love zombie books :)

Swords are for fighting,


  1. That cover is definitely spooky (and obviously fitting after reading the description)! I haven't heard of this one, so I'm glad you featured it so it's on my radar:) Glad to have found your blog as well, we seem to have similar interests.

  2. That is a creepy ass cover. I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

  3. Here are some comments about the book from other YA authors:

    "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

  4. I seem to be seeing a definite zombie trend in the WoW picks this week. Rot & Ruin sounds intriguing & that is a fantastic blurb from Maria V. Snyder. Adding this one to my TBR list. :)

    - Violet @ The Eager Readers

  5. I agree that is one spooky cover. But it does really reflect the book.

  6. Sounds interesting. Something to definitely look into :D

  7. ooo, i'm waiting for this one too. it's one to be featured during my September Zombies event.