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  1. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    FIRST NIGHT MEMORIES is free bonus manterial for ROT & RUIN available on the Simon & Schuster webpage for the book. http://books.simonandschuster.com/Rot... And there are twenty-five pages of free scenes set between ROT & RUIN and DUST & DECAY. Here’s a link to the main page; access the scenes by clicking on the banner that reads: READ BONUS MATERIAL BY JONATHAN MABERRY: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Dus...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Marie

    4 short stories of 4 different people with interesting ideas on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Out of the 4, Nix and Tom had the strongest voices for me, one an adult, and another, a child/teen. The First Night was everyone's nightmare turning billions of people into "zoms". Dead, decayed yet brought back to life to kill and infect more people. Of course, these 4 survivors wouldn't want to be like them so they have to kill these monsters whom have been their previous friends, neighbors, a 4 short stories of 4 different people with interesting ideas on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Out of the 4, Nix and Tom had the strongest voices for me, one an adult, and another, a child/teen. The First Night was everyone's nightmare turning billions of people into "zoms". Dead, decayed yet brought back to life to kill and infect more people. Of course, these 4 survivors wouldn't want to be like them so they have to kill these monsters whom have been their previous friends, neighbors, and even relatives. This prequel which introduced a glimpse of running and migrating, already enthralled my imagination. The writing, the first and third person narrative was impressive to portray each character of various sizes and ages. What a nice prep to start the series! :)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    Let me start by saying Jonathan Maberry is brilliant. I am almost finished with the first book, Rot & Ruin, and can't wait to get the second book. Jonathan provides such a unique look at life after the zombie apocalypse. I look forward to reviewing Rot & Ruin on my blog, along with the rest of the series! First Night Memories was a great, quick read. I love back stories.. getting some insight into the characters history and memories.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Malissa

    I'm not going to actually rate either #.5 or #1.5 because I'm just not sure how to. I enjoyed them for what they are, bonus content for fans to either give a bit more insight into the characters' world or to tide us over until the next book. Or both. At least reading them *after* finishing bk #2, I don't feel like they added anything I'd feel any real loss without, yet I do really love the fact that the relative ease of eBooks and electronic content gives authors the ability to offer things like I'm not going to actually rate either #.5 or #1.5 because I'm just not sure how to. I enjoyed them for what they are, bonus content for fans to either give a bit more insight into the characters' world or to tide us over until the next book. Or both. At least reading them *after* finishing bk #2, I don't feel like they added anything I'd feel any real loss without, yet I do really love the fact that the relative ease of eBooks and electronic content gives authors the ability to offer things like this and readers the chance to indulge their obsessions even more ;)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Interesting! I read FIRST NIGHT MEMORIES after I finished ROT & RUIN, which I actually consider a better order. I enjoyed meeting the characters in the novel and then going back to view their memories of First Night. It’s great to see how what they remember (and for some characters their actions) shaped the person they were in ROT & RUIN, and how it affected their views on Zombies and the future of Mountain Side.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Janie Johnson

    Just a short pre look into the Rot and Ruin series with "First Night Memories" when everything on the planet went wrong. When the population went from billions of live people to 30,000. Gives a little insight into the lives of those survivors when first night came. I would love a full blown out novel of "First Night Memories" I think it would be awesome.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    A prequel of collected short stories meant to introduce "Rot & Ruin," the first in the Benny Imura series. I didn't read this until after I finished "Rot & Ruin," so it isn't necessary to fully enjoy the series, but it gives great insight into some of the characters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    kirstin ✿

    *fangirling over Tom Imura* Such a short read! Still, I loved it. Each character has his/her own distinct voice that helps you distinguish him/her from the others without difficulty. I also liked how Jonathan Maberry made the characters sound genuine to their age. ^^

  9. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    should just be included as a n intro to the rot & ruin book. at least it was free :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)

    This is a very short collection of stories about the characters during the First Night. I really enjoyed reading Tom’s story of the First Night, especially since it’s something that’s talked about a lot during Rot & Ruin. It’s always nice to get the backstory for a story like this, especially since Rot & Ruin takes place well after the apocalypse takes place. When we start book number one, we know that there are zombies out there and we hear about the First Night, so it’s nice to see some This is a very short collection of stories about the characters during the First Night. I really enjoyed reading Tom’s story of the First Night, especially since it’s something that’s talked about a lot during Rot & Ruin. It’s always nice to get the backstory for a story like this, especially since Rot & Ruin takes place well after the apocalypse takes place. When we start book number one, we know that there are zombies out there and we hear about the First Night, so it’s nice to see some of the characters’ thoughts on this alluded-to First Night. In fact, it would have been nice to get a longer story about the First Night as it sounds like it was a truly terrifying time! I would definitely recommend reading the first book before tackling this one or it might not make any sense at all, but I do think it’s worth a read if you’re into this series!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    First Night Memories is suppose to be a prequel to the story Rot & Ruin but I read this particular story afterwards. It's a collection of short stories told from the POV of the following characters Tom, Nix, Benny and Pastor Kellogg. Albeit while it was a short and fast read it still was able to provide insight into the minds of some of the characters. I especially like that we got to see things from Tom's POV during THAT night. I liked getting to see how the kids who essentially grew up afte First Night Memories is suppose to be a prequel to the story Rot & Ruin but I read this particular story afterwards. It's a collection of short stories told from the POV of the following characters Tom, Nix, Benny and Pastor Kellogg. Albeit while it was a short and fast read it still was able to provide insight into the minds of some of the characters. I especially like that we got to see things from Tom's POV during THAT night. I liked getting to see how the kids who essentially grew up after those events look upon the adults in their lives, not fully understanding what it was to really, truly go through something like that... Even though I am just beginning to delve into this series I think people should give it a read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    This is a short, 13 pages worth, prequel to the Rot and Ruin novel. The story is told by Phoenix (Nix) Riley (who is aching for a way to get out from out of Mountainside and it's no future, Tom Imura (As he takes a look at First Night and how he ran away with Benny from his mother and father who had turned into zoms), Pastor Kellogg (who had a moral fight within himself over religion and whether not it did any good before First Night and watched his entire family turn into zoms), Benny and Chong This is a short, 13 pages worth, prequel to the Rot and Ruin novel. The story is told by Phoenix (Nix) Riley (who is aching for a way to get out from out of Mountainside and it's no future, Tom Imura (As he takes a look at First Night and how he ran away with Benny from his mother and father who had turned into zoms), Pastor Kellogg (who had a moral fight within himself over religion and whether not it did any good before First Night and watched his entire family turn into zoms), Benny and Chong (on the day of Benny's 15th birthday basically making him an adult and who now must search for a job in order to keep his rations.) http://www.simonandschuster.com/admin...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Katie Kenig

    This little mini novella - or collection of short shorts, to be fair - was intended as bonus material for the book Rot and Ruin, but I grabbed it off of the Simon and Schuster site as it wasn't included in my audiobook version of the full book. While it's interesting stuff, much of it is repetitive if you've already read Rot and Ruin. Though if you have already read it, the very last lines of the last story will give you chills - as it did me! This collection is a group of memories centered around This little mini novella - or collection of short shorts, to be fair - was intended as bonus material for the book Rot and Ruin, but I grabbed it off of the Simon and Schuster site as it wasn't included in my audiobook version of the full book. While it's interesting stuff, much of it is repetitive if you've already read Rot and Ruin. Though if you have already read it, the very last lines of the last story will give you chills - as it did me! This collection is a group of memories centered around First Night, the night of the zombie uprising that took place fourteen years before the book Rot and Ruin begins. You'll learn about much of this reading the novel, though there was a bit of new material as well.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nora

    Jonathan Maberry has written/is writing one of the only zombie series that actually make me stop & think. So picture this: I'm pondering humanity--its faults, flaws, and amazingness--while I'm reading about people surviving & zombies chowing down. Weird. But cool. This is a small grouping of the first night stories of several individuals. Sad, but also somehow inspiring. Don't ask me, I don't know.

  15. 5 out of 5

    C Joy

    It's been awhile since I've read this author's work and I missed it. I delayed reading Benny Imura books because I always felt I've been left hanging. It's good to read about where it all began and how different the young and old think. We see glimpses of the just-turned-15 Benny and how he views his brother. I also appreciated Tom's side of the story the First Night. I'm excited to read the rest of the books because I have them already, I just need to get the in-between books and I'm all set.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kristine Hansen

    A little disjointed. I know this is just bonus material but I would have liked it to be a bit more cohesive. And I'm not entirely sure it added all that much to the story. On the other hand, I enjoyed being in Nix's head for a bit, and it was good to get a little extra...so it's worth reading. I'd probably give this 3.5 stars if there was an option for half stars. :)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Renae

    This felt like it might've been Maberry's first draft of Rot and Ruin. Almost like it was a pitch to a publisher. It was interesting to see Tom's perspective on First Night, but it was necessary to hide that in order to build more of Benny's misplaced resentment toward his brother in the first book. Definitely worth reading, but not before reading the first book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Free on publisher's website. A good addition to the series that gives First Night stories from Nix, Tom and Pastor Kellogg. We also see Benny on his 15th birthday - back when he admired Charlie and the Motor City Hammer.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cameron Mascari

    Good little story talking about First Night. I liked seeing the different perspectives of the characters. It's kind of crazy to read how different the characters were prior when the books started, they all have changed so much, and for the better I think. Excited for the final book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nikki S

    Coming from someone who had never read this series before, I really enjoyed this. It really surprised me how much I liked this. I don't normally like zombie stories. I will definitely be completing this series!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    only took a couple of minutes to read this PDF file (the link is above in the book description if you want to read it too). i enjoyed knowing what the beginning of first night was for tom (i'm in love with him!)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    AWESOME! I read this after Rot & Ruin (book #1) and before Dust & Decay (book #2) and I loved it! Just cool to hear some back stories from the night it all went wrong. Awesome for Maberry to post them for free as well!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Saphirablue

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nice little moments in the life of Nix, Tom (*hugs him so much*), Ben and Chong.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    It's only 13 pages and I'm currently reading Rot and Ruin so I'm still in the honeymoon phase with the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    Short stories about First Night. Good.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kami

    - Little short stories about First Night and prequel stuff to Rot & Ruin. - I loved the little bit about Tom's First Night experience. I wish there was more on other people's First Night.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Bibliofiendlm

    Fantastic prequel to the series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Thinking about re-reading this series before the next book comes out.., but starting from this and working my way up. Better get to reading.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Francesca

    Finally, Tom's POV, event if it's for few moments.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Fi

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