Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for Jonathan Maberry #AtoZChallenge

Here we are, half way through the AtoZChallenge! Pretty proud of myself :)

 I saw this on Corinne O'Flynn's blog and had to share it

I mentioned Jonathan Maberry in my D is for Dystopian post the other day and now that I am on book three of his Joe Ledger series I have determined that he deserves his own post. 

Apparently my taste is books is morphing, because I find myself leaning more towards these types of books lately. There's very little romance, a lot of crazy and powerful bad guys, quite a lot of fighting and gore, zombies (although only in the first book, so far) and a secret government agency. 

The characters Maberry writes are excellent. Joe has a wry sense of humor, even at the worst of times. Church, the leader of the agency, is as bad-ass and mysterious as they come, but is rarely without vanilla wafers to nibble on. Then there are Grace, Rudy, Bunny, Topp and Dr. Hu - each with their own quirks and rich personalities. All in all, great books. 

So far there are six books in the Joe Ledger series and Maberry has another series I plan to check out when I'm done with the one called Rot & Ruin, a four book series set in a "zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America". 

If you like action/adventure stories, this series is for you. Also, the narrator of the audio books, Ray Porter is excellent. I would listen to just about any book this guy has read.

In fact, before I started on the Joe Ledger series, I had listened to 14 by Peter Clines. 14 was a really good, and very unusual book; along the lines of John Dies at the End.


  1. When it comes to zombies and Dystopian, I think our mutual tastes in reading ends. LOL You can totally make your own posters at the generator site. I was giggling up a storm when I made the image above. Yes, I have fun all alone in my office. But to have my own creation reused... it's almost like going viral! I have arrived!

  2. Not familiar with Maberry, though I tried to read John Dies at the End. I don't know, I loved the IDEA of that book, and the premise and concept were great (I also love the author's other works), but I just couldn't get into it for some reason. I'll have to go back and try again some day.

  3. I've never read Mayberry but you make a strong cas as to why I should.
    Shawn from Laughing at Life 2

  4. I've never even heard of Maberry. I think my next trip to the library will be me looking him up. *writes his name down this time* If I don't I forget what I'm doing at the library.