Rot & Ruin

Rot & Ruin (Book 1)

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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.


It was the family business. He barely liked his family—and by family he meant his older brother, Tom—and he definitely didn’t like the idea of “business.” Or work. The only part of the deal that sound...

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Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and adventure; and he writes for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Glimpse, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, The Wolfman, The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate, Mars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV, including V Wars, which is a Netflix original series. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including the X-Files books, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, Hardboiled Horror, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit him at and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

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Toby Sanders
coming of age, dystopian, zombie books

Rot and Ruin reimagines the zombie world through the eyes of a teenager as he becomes a man. Dealing with themes of responsibility, coming of age and violence, we are taken on an emotional ride with serious characters who will stay with you for many years. 'Bad guys' are far from simple thugs and each character arrives on the screen with their own motivations, goals and desires, all intertwined with the great mass of shuffling undead.

This is probably my favourite series of books ever.

10/12/2023 7:18:10 PM

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