Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rot & Ruin

Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)Goodreads Synopsis:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a wonderful story!!  I'm so excited there are 3 more books, cause I am craving more!!  

-    Benny was SO whiny at the beginning!  I wanted to slap him.  He was a little punk.  It was so neat to see his transformation from a whiny brat to a more mature teen.  I loved his character development.  

-    I did not expect a freakin' zombie book to make me almost cry.  The tears never fell, but they were close.  There is so much emotion in this book!  There are some very heartfelt moments.  It didn't help that my daughter was watching Lilo and Stitch during the letter reading part.  Lilo was saying the whole Ohana thing, and I about lost it.  

-    The story is intense and very sad.  There is a wide arrange of emotions, sadness being in the forefront, but there is also hope.

-    I loved the Japanese references!!  I really want a Katana for the zombie apocalypse.  Those babies were meant to slice through humans in the first place.

-    The story brought zombies and humanity into a whole new light.  The whole idea is so simple, but so original.  I've never thought about zombies this way.

-    This book was amazing from beginning to end.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!!  It is one of those books you can't wait to see the end, but you hate when it is over.  SO GOOD!!


  1. Been debating whether I should read this book or not... I will now thanks to you! Awesome review!

    1. What a compliment! Thank you! You should definitely read this series. It is wonderful!