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Review: Bits & Pieces by Jonathan Maberry

September 21st, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Bits & Pieces by Jonathan Maberry

Source: Edelweiss

Publication date: September 22, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★★½

About the book:

Return to the zombie apocalypse wasteland that is the Rot & Ruin in this short story collection from Jonathan Maberry.

Benny Imura’s zombie-infested adventures are well-chronicled in the gripping novels Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and Fire & Ash. But what else was happening while he was on his quest? Who were the others navigating the ravaged landscape full of zombies?

Bits & Pieces fills in the gaps about what we know about First Night, surviving the plague, and traveling the land of Rot & Ruin. Eleven all-new short stories from Nix’s journal and eleven previously published stories, including “Dead & Gone” and “Tooth & Nail,” are now together and in print for the first time, along with the first-ever script for the Rot & Ruin comic books.

My Review:

I have to make a guilty admission that I haven’t read Fire & Ash or any of the short stories yet because I’ve fallen behind on the series but I really need to go do so now. Jonathan Maberry has yet to disappoint me and still holds true. I meant to just start this book but next thing I knew it was 1:30am when I finished reading it.

I loved it and I loved reading about where a lot of the “famous” zombies came from as well as more of the heroes of the Rot & Ruin. At first it was a little confusing as the book jumps from the first night events, to events before Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, etc. But once you get into the rhythm I loved it. It was kind of funny to go back to the “early days” before Benny grew up and stopped being a PITA and remembering me how much he ticked me off.

The other part I loved is the tying in of two of my favorite Maberry series, the Benny Imura books and the Joe Ledger books. I love Joe and it was great seeing him throughout the book as well. If you choose only one zombie series to read it would have to be one by Jonathan Maberry. His writing is absolutely amazing.

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Posted in 4 Star Books, 5 Star Books, Books, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. Coreena McBurnie

    I’ve read the rest of the Rot and Ruin books, but not this one. I’m glad to hear it’s so good, will have to pick it up. Thanks.

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    I hope you enjoy it!

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