Mini-reviews: Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City by “Holly Denham”; Rot and Ruin and Jonathan Maberry

Title: Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City
Author: “Holly Denham”
Genre: Contemporary fiction, chick lit
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library

This follow-up to Holly’s Inbox (my review) was just as much fun as the original. The book again takes the form of e-mails – with a few text messages thrown in for good measure. The work intrigues and romantic foibles of Holly and her friends make up the subject of their correspondence, and it’s amazing how involved you can become in a story told this way. I hope there will be more installments in this series.

 title=Title: Rot and Ruin
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Genre: Paranormal fiction, YA fiction, zombie fiction
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library
First line: Benny Imura couldn’t hold a job, so he took to killing.

Zombies. But not just zombies. Terrific writing, characters worth loving, and moral dilemmas galore. I figured I would like this one – but ended up loving it more than I expected. It is the first in a series, but does NOT end on a huge cliff-hanger, which I really appreciate. I’ve passed my copy on to my dad, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to enjoy it just as much as I did.

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6 Responses to Mini-reviews: Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City by “Holly Denham”; Rot and Ruin and Jonathan Maberry

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I enjoyed both Holly’s Inbox books too. Not sure Rot and Ruin is for me.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – yeah, not sure I could picture you reading zombie fiction! LOL

  2. Kathleen says:

    These both sound like good ones to add to my list.

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