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Rot & Ruin #02: Dust & Decay

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ISBN13: 9781442402362
ISBN10: 1442402369
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andlt;b andgt;and#8220;The zombie attacks are bigger, betterand#8212;and gorierand#8212;in this nearly non-stop action sequel to andlt;i andgt;Rot andamp; Ruinandlt;/iandgt;and#8221; (andlt;i andgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;). Winner of the Bram Stoker Award.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 andamp; Ruin. Itand#8217;s also been six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Bennyand#8217;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 Bennyand#8217;s best friend Lou Chong are going with them.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; But before they even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town, and as soon as they step into the Rot andamp; Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers, and the horrors of Gamelandand#8212;where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of alland#8230;could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive?andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; In the great Rot andamp; Ruin, andlt;i andgt;everythingandlt;/iandgt; wants to kill you. And not everyone in Bennyand#8217;s small band of travelers will surviveand#8230;.

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Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer.  His recent work includes the multiple award-winning Rot & Ruin, The King of Plagues, and Wanted Undead or Alive.  He is the author of many novels and nonfiction books, more than 1200 feature articles, thousands of columns, two plays, greeting cards, technical manuals, how-to books, short stories, and more.  His comics for Marvel include Marvel Universe vs the Wolverine, Marvel Universe vs the Punisher, DoomWar, Black Panther and Captain America: Hail Hydra.  Jonathan teaches the highly successful Experimental Writing for Teens program.  He is the founder of the Writers Coffeehouse and co-founder of The Liars Club.  He is a frequent keynote speaker and guest of honor at conferences including Dragon*Con, ZombCon, BackSpace, PennWriters, The Write Stuff, Central Coast Writers, Necon, Killer Con, Liberty St

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moiraethefatesbookreview, December 15, 2012 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
* Paperback: 544 pages
* Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 11, 2012)
* ISBN-10: 1442402369
* Author: Jonathan Maberry
* Cover art: Love the black and white look.
* Over all rating: ***** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: My personal book shelf.


Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.


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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)


While reading this book, I went through a deep personal loss. Reading this I really understood some of the losses that the characters were going through. Through talking about this book before I finished it with a fellow blogger, I learned about the events of the last chapter. After finding out what was going to happen and my personal loss, I set the book down for a few weeks refusing to open it, knowing what was in store for the characters I have come to love. Especially Tom. Holy cow I LOVE Tom!


Once I picked the book back up, I was glad I did, even though I knew what was going to happen, I wasn't looking forward to it, but I so wanted to know the how and why of the ending. So, I read the last chapter, I cried along with Nix and the others. It made me think of my own loss and how books epically ones like this really touch people.


It's not often that books come into a person's life that they really identify with. This is one of those books/ series. Yes, it deals with zombies, but that is such a small part of the story. The story deals with so much more and has so much more depth to it. Yes, it's great fun to read and yes the characters are amazing.



Benny grows so much in this book and he and Nix grow together in many ways. Tom is still as bad ass as ever in this one. I really loved J-Dog and Dr. Skillz! They were hilarious! I do hope we get to see more of them in the next book. Sally was pretty neat too, but I liked J-Dog more. Tom is still my favorite by far, gotta love Tom!



The dialoug of this book was presented very well, the Lost Girl, opens up a bit more, but she never lost that wall that she has. She still protects herself, but not in a way that makes you dislike her character, which is really hard to do. Maberry is a fantastic author!


If you haven't read it yet, please pick up this story and read it, you will not regret it. I can't wait to open up book three to see if the why of the ending of this book is answered. I love this series!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442402362
Author:
Maberry, Jonathan
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
zombie; zombie surviv
Subject:
al; zombie hunter; trading cards; dystopian; horror; adventure; series; plague; thriller; romance; action adventure; action; adventure; Benny Imura; apprentice; Gameland; carnival; carny; carnie
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Rot and Ruin
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20120911
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr (spov uv, emboss + step-back)
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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