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Review: Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry

December 11th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: December 11, 2018

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Series: Rot & Ruin #6

Rating: ★★★★★

About the book

Ever since her mother’s death, Gabriella “Gutsy” Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother’s undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos—her mother’s name for the undead—she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it.

Meanwhile, Benny Imura and his gang set out on a journey to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started: they’re going to find a cure. After what they went through in the Rot and Ruin, they think they’ve seen it all, but as they venture into new and unexplored territory, they soon learn that the zombies they fought before were nothing compared to what they’ll face in the wild beyond the peace and safety of their fortified town.

My Thoughts

I had thought the Rot & Ruin series was over so seeing this one was a pleasant surprise. I was happy to see what Benny and his crew were up to after defeating the reapers. There is a lot going on especially with the relationships between friends and the couples which was interesting to see evolve. It’s understandable that after everything that happened that they might start looking at each other and their way of life differently than when they were constantly fighting for their lives.

We also are introduced to a new set of characters and a different town that introduces their own set of trials and tribulations. Gutsy was a bit hard to like but she started winning me over towards the end. She’s definitely a kick-butt heroine who knows how to hold her own and it is always nice to see a heroine who holds her own without needing a guy to come rescue her.

Benny’s gang’s story and Gutsy’s stories take a bit to come together but it is fascinating once they do. We also get to see some old friends from previous books which made my day. I don’t want to spoil them but these appearances were some of my favorite scenes in the book.

This book will have you clamoring for more and I am counting down the days until I can get my hands on the next book. This is an amazing series, definitely one of my favorites!

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