Saturday, January 1, 2011

Books read - December + Pick of the Month

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1) by Jenna Black
Lockdown (Furnace, #1) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Chasing the Night by Iris Johansen
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Autumn by David Moody
The Shifter (Healing Wars, #1) by Janice Hardy
Blue Fire (Healing Wars, #2) by Janice Hardy
Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry
Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse by Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg
Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry
No Place to Run by Maya Banks
Beasts and BFFs (13 to Life prequel) by Shannon Delany - short story

Plus, my pick of the month is Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.
A well-written coming of age story filled with zombies.
Told from the point of view of fifteen year Benny, this is one of the best zombie driven dystopian stories I've read since "The Forest of Hands And Teeth". There is more gory and violence but it fits the plot.

Summary by Goodreads:
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.

1 comment:

  1. Not one of those have I read, but surely most I wish to.
    Great month! Happy New Year!