<Embed>
List Price: $13.99
Save: $1.33 (10%)
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
Arrives: Tuesday, Dec 8 Details
Fastest delivery: Thursday, Dec 3 Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Rot & Ruin (1) has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item shows wear including moderate wear to edges and cover.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$7.97
+ $4.91 shipping
Sold by: FormNatural
Add to Cart
$9.94
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: ---SuperBookDeals
Add to Cart
$7.95
+ $5.99 shipping
Sold by: Bokonon Books
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Rot & Ruin (1) Paperback – Illustrated, May 3, 2011

4.6 out of 5 stars 589 ratings
Book 1 of 5: Rot & Ruin

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, Illustrated
$12.66
$7.95 $1.02
Get 3 for the price of 2. Shop items

Jesse Eisenberg's latest fiction
"When You Finish Saving the World" Listen free with trial
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Rot & Ruin (1)
  • +
  • Dust & Decay (2) (Rot & Ruin)
  • +
  • Flesh & Bone (3) (Rot & Ruin)
Total price: $34.64
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

  • Get 3 for the price of 2. Offered by Amazon.com. Shop items
  • Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

Review

"An action-packed, thought-provoking look at life--and death--as readers determine the true enemy."--"Kirkus Reviews"

* "The delineation between man and monster, survivor and victim is fiercely debated in Maberry's thoughtful, postapocalyptic coming-of-age tale...In turns mythic and down-to-earth, this intense novel combines adventure and philosophy to tell a truly memorable zombie story, one that forces readers to consider them not just as flesh-eating monsters or things to be splattered, but as people."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review

"An impressive mix of meaning and mayhem."--"Booklist"

"George Romero meets "The Catcher in the Rye" in this poignant and moving coming of age novel set during zombie times. I welled up at the end, then smiled through my tears when I realized there was going to be a sequel. Bravo, Jonathan Maberry. Can't wait to read more." --Nancy Holder, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Wicked" and "Possessions"

"Horror fans will appreciate the gorge-raising descriptions of the shambling zombies...while zombie-apocalypse aficionados will cotton to the solid world-building and refreshingly old-school undead. --"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"

"This is a romping, stomping adventure. And while most zombie novels are all about the brains, this one has a heart as well. With the dead prowling all around, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura learns the bittersweet lessons of life, love, and family in the great Rot & Ruin. Anyone with a pulse will enjoy this novel, and anyone with a brain will find plenty of food for thought inside."--Michael Northrop, author of "Gentlemen"

"This is no ordinary zombie novel. Maberry has given it a soul in the form of two brothers who captured my heart from the first page and refused to let go."--Maria V. Snyder, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Poison Study"

"Thrilling, enticing, and surprisingly touching, "Rot & Ruin" will grip readers from beginning to end, and make them question who the real monsters are. It had me hooked from page one."--Heather Brewer, author of "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" series

About the Author

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 WolfmanThe X-Files Origins: Devil’s AdvocateMars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV, including V Wars, which will be a Netflix original series. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including the X-Files books, Aliens: Bug HuntOut of TuneHardboiled HorrorBaker Street IrregularsNights of the Living Dead, and others. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit him at JonathanMaberry.com and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

Product details

  • Grade level : 7 - 9
  • Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1442402334
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1442402331
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Reading level : 12 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 589 ratings

Children’s Book Subscription Boxes Children’s Book Subscription Boxes

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
589 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2016
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2015
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

E
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if you don't think you'll like it, you'll probably like it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2013
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Woodcutterfrog
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and worth reading
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2019
Verified Purchase
sci fi/fantasy rules
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the walking dead to start back up on TV than rot and ruin is the answer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
The liberal snowflake
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best series I've read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2015
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Justin Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a book by it's cover.... sort of.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2012
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse