Reviewer's Digest | 16 April 2014 | Cheyenne Wassell

Darren Shan’s Zom-B series has its habit of being interesting one book then close to boring the next.

 

And yet it seems like we may now be breaking that trend as the series gets closer to the end, which is still pretty much unclear. This book continues on with the interesting after the last one’s turns of surprising events.

 

3 months after the whole boat fighting incident, B is sent on a mission with a group of Angels to safely deliver a group of human survivors to a human settlement just outside of London. But things don’t go according to plan, which is to be expected in the zombie apocalypse.

 

These books are great for their easy readability. The flow of the story makes the shocking moments that bit more unexpected. Let’s just say you should expect a surprise attack from a friend, killer dogs and birds and clever ways of getting over a rather tall wall.

 

The gore levels are very much the invention of Shan, with such fight scenes involving zombie fingers pushed through the skull. It is gratifying for a writer such as Darren Shan to finally write a series about zombies, as opposed to his two other series about vampires and demons, with the demon series very briefly depicting a zombie, with it being a rather memorable, gory moment. With this scene it did leave people demanding more zombies from Shan.

 

And my favourite quotes from this book are:

 

“‘Don’t give yourself all the credit,’ I tell him, standing and pointing to the hole in the left side of my chest. ‘I was a heartless bitch long before I came here.’”


‘I doubt if you cried even when you came out of the womb.’

 

Hopefully we can continue the streak of interesting in this series from here on out. This whole story has every potential to have a great build up and a brilliant ending. Bring it on Mr Shan.

 

An 8.2 out of 10.

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