Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Hardcover, 464 pages
This one I picked up because I heard about it on the podcast Text Messages. Dr. Buehler hasn’t steered me wrong yet.
No one knows what caused First Night–the night when the dead awoke and started killing off the living. And what Benny remembers about First Night is his mother in a dress with red sleeves, and that his brother took him and ran away. Now Benny is 15 and has to find himself a job or he risks losing half of his food rations. He wants something simple, something he doesn’t have too work hard at, and something that isn’t joining the family business and becoming a zombie hunter like his brother.
I didn’t think I’d enjoy a zombie novel near as much as I did. Rot & Ruin is well written with complex characters and enough action to keep the pages turning. For more information, check out the book talk below.