When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B Smith's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that...
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  • Knizni Louka

    Knizni Louka | 01 March 2015


    As I am sure some know, I lover of horror films and various sleaze. Although this is the case, so any book about zombies, I have not read (although for me...

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  • Nick’s World Of Books

    Nick's World Of Books | 28 February 2015


    Well done, maestro. Well done! or My immediate reaction after reading.
    Darren Shan is really nothing to play nice. After all, he is not of those authors...

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  • Les Lectures Des Sanguines

    Les Lectures Des Sanguines | 04 February 2015


    It's been a long time since I spotted this book by Darren Shan. I saw him for the first time in a video of Nine where she presented the VO. The story had...

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  • Zon En Maan

    Zon En Maan | 24 January 2015



    Darren Shan is one of my favorite writers, firm will no longer be a secret for you. Since my teenage years, I am completely addicted to every story that...

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  • La Folies Des Grandeurs

    La Folies Des Grandeurs | 16 January 2015



    Before you begin, you should know that I do not like the French cover, I find it too reveals the plot of the novel!


    This novel contains in my...

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  • Le Sang Des Livres

    Le Sang Des Livres | 28 December 2014



    It's not often that I read a book with zombies, I can be a real coward when I set, moreover impossible to watch The Walking Dead, zombies in it...

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  • Le Blog De Galleane

    Le Blog De Galleane | 27 December 2014



    It's not often that I read a book with zombies, I can be a real coward when I set, moreover impossible to watch The Walking Dead, zombies in it...

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  • Crazy Madness Books

    Crazy Madness Books | 19 December 2014



    First of all, I wanted to say that this book is the first volume of a series written longuuuuue by Darren Shan (which is also still not over,...

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  • Babelio

    Babelio | 10 December 2014


    A big thank you to Goodreads and the Eclipse Editions Panini for allowing me to discover this first volume De Zom-B.

    I enjoyed reading this, a...

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  • L’ile aux Livres

    L'ile aux Livres | 09 December 2014



    This book is my first zombie book. I had never dared to get into the genre ... With this book, I do not, however, totally entry in the genre, even...

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  • Zombie Parade

    Zombie Parade | 13 November 2014



    Remember the title of this cross. I'm laughing all alone and I'm the only rapper to understand my humor of the early 90s ... short.

    B. Our...

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  • Bubblews

    Bubblews | 06 November 2014

    Zom-B by Darren Shan is the first book in the Zom-B series. Most of the book is narrated from the point of view of the protagonist, B Smith, but at the very beginning there's a description of a...

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  • David’s Bookshelf

    David's Bookshelf | 02 November 2014

    In the world of constant social pressures and unresolved inner demons called being a teenager, B Smith thought zombies were the last the thing to be concerned about.


    Where will you be when...

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  • De Livres et d’Epice

    De Livres we d'Epice | 31 October 2014



    From London, B. attends the Zombie Apocalypse Ireland. Except that nobody believes, everyone thinks it's a fake. I must say that B. has...

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  • Truebloodaddict

    Truebloodaddict | 17 October 2014



    The story traces the history of B., a London teenager's alcoholic father, racist or...

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  • Roy’s Radical Blog

    Roy's Radical Blog | 07 October 2014

    The title of the book I read was ZOM-B. The author was Darren Shan. The genre of my book is horror and action. In the book a girl live a normal life until the horrible day that zombies come to...

    Read full review: Roy’s Radical Blog
  • It’s All Relative

    It's All Relative | 26 September 2014

    The story is set in modern London and follows the character of B Smith, a young teenager coping with a racist father, hooligan friends and boring school. If life wasn't hard enough already, news...

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  • Les Chroniques De Madoka

    Les Chroniques De Madoka | 10 September 2014



    A first surprising volume that evokes quite hard topics like racism and violence in...

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  • My Zombie Culture

    My Zombie Culture | 10 September 2014



    In recent years, zombies are everywhere so today although they affect all age groups, the...

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  • ads40

    ads40 | 06 September 2014

    Darren Shan is well known for his horror stories for the teenage /young adult reader. Zom-B is the first of a series; a story arc that Shan himself estimates in an Author’s Note will weigh in at...

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  • Vulcan Fiction Writer

    Vulcan Fiction Writer | 01 September 2014

    The opening starts with a sense of mystery, horror, and adventure. The story then turns to the story of another character’s, B, home and school life. All B wants to do is please her racist...

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  • Horrormi

    Horrormi | 11 August 2014

    This was the first ever book i read of Darren Shan’s. I knew that I’d love it because of the title, and the image. As a zombie lover, I think Darren Shan did right to change the typical...

    Read full review: Horrormi
  • B. A. Wilson Writes

    B. A. Wilson Writes | 26 July 2014

    Holy unexpected twist! I threw the book down at page 154, said a curse word, and laughed like a maniac. This was a very interesting story overall. I appreciated the insights on racism and abuse...

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  • I’m With Geek

    I'm With Geek | 15 July 2014

    As part of the recent Manchester Children’s Book Festival, I was offered the opportunity to go to an event celebrating Darren Shan, in which the author read from the first book in his latest...

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  • Matthewrbell

    Matthewrbell | 12 July 2014

    I will happily admit to being an ardent fan of anything written by Darren Shan. Not only is he one of my most favourite authors - his books, along with J.K. Rowling's, being two of the major...

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  • Laurisa White Reyes

    Laurisa White Reyes | 11 July 2014

    Shan's Zom-B was a fun gore-filled romp! Only the 2nd zombie book I've ever read, I actually enjoyed it immensely. Shan's unembellished writing style and straight-to-the-point narration made for...

    Read full review: Laurisa White Reyes
  • Jessie’s Blog

    Jessie's Blog | 12 May 2014

    Zombies are taking over Ireland! Zom-b is a fantasy book written by Darren Shan that takes place in Ireland. B is a young girl who gets abused by her dad at home and has troubles at school. She...

    Read full review: Jessie’s Blog
  • Easier Than Speech

    Easier Than Speech | 06 May 2014

    Well I was stacking shelves at work when an interesting book cover caught my attention. ‘Ooh, Zombies… Oooh, Darren Shan.’ So at the end of my shift I bought the book, returned home and...

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  • Purple Booky

    Purple Booky | 30 April 2014

    Zom-B is a YA story about zombie apocalypse. It has a different approach with subjects like racism and abusing. I liked the way this book was introduced and I am sure its a good starting to the...

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  • Markham Reviews

    Markham Reviews | 16 April 2014

    This was a re-read for me as I want to go through the whole series again, and it’s even better the second time around.


    The reason I love Zom-B is that Shan is fearless. He tackles...

    Read full review: Markham Reviews
  • I Love My Blog

    I Love My Blog | 01 April 2014

    “One of the horrifying creatures darted for them , reaching for Brian drooling as it moved towards him”. (shawn Intro) That was from the book zom-b Darren shan. the genre is fiction this book is...

    Read full review: I Love My Blog
  • Tribble Tuesday

    Tribble Tuesday | 04 March 2014

    Another fun filled Science Fiction books......Filled with Zombies!!!!!!!!

    Something is lurking in the dark....what could it be? Who could it be? Are we safe? Should we worry?


    Read full review: Tribble Tuesday
  • The H-Bomb Blog

    The H-Bomb Blog | 01 March 2014

    Hello everybody, how have you all been getting on? Good I hope and you’ll be happy to know I’ve managed to make a schedule for my writing. That is something you should do too! Anyway today I’m...

    Read full review: The H-Bomb Blog
  • Mrs Fisher’s Class

    Mrs Fisher's Class | 21 February 2014

    Lunch time, in the gym, chatting with some friends when suddenly shrill screams fill the air, dozens of fellow students run inside the gym for safety from what? They look normal enough, until at...

    Read full review: Mrs Fisher’s Class
  • The Bibliophile’s Apprentice

    The Bibliophile's Apprentice | 18 February 2014

    Let’s do something different, instead of focusing on multiple books, I want to review an author that I have really grown to love and appreciate….Darren Shan.


    My first encounter with Darren...

    Read full review: The Bibliophile’s Apprentice
  • Dark Faerie Tales

    Dark Faerie Tales | 15 January 2014

    Zom-B is a young adult horror novel about B, a twelve-year old with a penchant for bullying and racism. The novel actually starts out in a town in Ireland that gets attacked by zombies and is...

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  • The Electrical Book Cafe

    The Electrical Book Cafe | 15 December 2013

    I got this book last year and have been reading it on and off and was finally able to complete it today. There was just so much going on with this book, so let's get started with this review.


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  • Rachel Verna’s Weirdness

    Rachel Verna's Weirdness | 11 December 2013

    I really like this book, I plan to read the sequels as soon as I manage to acquire the 2rd one from my local library because they basically have them all and I'm not meant to be buying books at...

    Read full review: Rachel Verna’s Weirdness
  • Ottawa Public Library

    Ottawa Public Library | 11 December 2013

    If you’re looking for quick zombie reads, I recommend the Zom-B Zom-B Series by Darren Shan. At the moment, there are 5 volumes in the series and there will be 12 when it’s over. It’s a really...

    Read full review: Ottawa Public Library
  • Books In The Middle

    Books In The Middle | 25 November 2013

    Everyone is seeing the videos on YouTube and hearing the reports, but really, zombies? How true can it really be? B is just trying to get along. After all, with a father who is clearly a racist...

    Read full review: Books In The Middle
  • For Book Addicts Everywhere

    For Book Addicts Everywhere | 19 November 2013

    Let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of the Cirque Du Freak series, by this guy. That's just a phenomenally good book series, and this series has the potential to be just as awesome.


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  • Addicted To reading

    Addicted To Reading | 19 November 2013

    I have heard a lot of good things about Darren Chan so I decided to give one of his books a try. Unfortunately, it was disappointing.


    The main character is B who is a girl which came as a...

    Read full review: Addicted To reading
  • Mrs Ashby Is Reading…

    Mrs Ashby Is Reading... | 04 November 2013

    No one is very concerned by the reports of zombies in Ireland, not even B. B lives in England spends time picking on the black kids at school or making trouble for the teachers. B's father is...

    Read full review: Mrs Ashby Is Reading…
  • Aspen Daily News

    Aspen Daily News | 01 November 2013

    What Gortex is to Aspen, zombies are to Halloween: fine alone but better together. To get in the Halloween spirit, this spook-loving librarian couldn't help but pick out a fresh zombie tale and...

    Read full review: Aspen Daily News
  • Adventures Of A Teenage Bookworm

    Adevntures Of A Teenage Bookworm | 31 October 2013

    My younger brother received this book as a Christmas present last year and I have been interested in it since. I finally got around to reading it this month, which is perfect as it is spooky...

    Read full review: Adventures Of A Teenage Bookworm
  • Book Walrus ii

    Book Walrus | 31 October 2013

    Zom-B is a book about zombies that have suddenly appeared in an Irish town and are either converting the humans by biting them, or killing them and eating their brains.


    A school kid called...

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  • Book Walrus i

    Book Walrus | 31 October 2013

    The first book in Darren Shan’s latest series, ZOM-B, challenges the normal zombie apocalypse idea that has popped up everywhere. With this book be prepared for everything you thought you knew to...

    Read full review: Book Walrus i
  • Litl Librarian

    Litl Librarian | 11 October 2013

    I decided his blog was going to be difficult to write without giving anything away, so:




    I am not a huge fan of zombie stories. Shortly before I was recommended this...

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  • Right Book

    Right Book | 07 October 2013

    Summary: It begins in a remote village in Ireland. Footage of vicious zombie attacks and brutal military responses goes viral. B’s London-based gang of friends and family see the clips, but...

    Read full review: Right Book
  • Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

    Book Lovers' Sanctuary | 29 September 2013

    I bought this for my son and wanted to cast my eye over it before he read it. He is only twelve and these are zombies. My ears still ring with his squealing at the cover of Pride and Prejudice...

    Read full review: Book Lovers’ Sanctuary
  • Fiction Fascination

    Fiction Fascination | 27 September 2013

    Wow! Zom-B blew my mind in so many ways! I'm seriously excited because I really wasn't expecting to love this so much!


    Darren Shan's writing is kick-butt! It's very snappy, to the point and...

    Read full review: Fiction Fascination
  • Nerd Span

    Nerd Span | 18 September 2013

    A zombie book without zombies could be the tagline for the young adult novel Zom-B by Darren Shan. I had been so excited for this book, with the idea of seeing the onset of a zombie apocalypse...

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  • Denver Public Library

    Denver Public Library | 11 September 2013

    Zom-B​, by Darren Shan, is a young adult novel about a teenager's perspective on the coming zombie apocalypse. In this quick read, we are introduced to B, the main character of the twelve book...

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  • The Absent Librarian

    The Absent Librarian | 09 September 2013

    Love the cover!

    Love the title!

    Almost liked the book.

    "When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke— but even if it isn't,...

    Read full review: The Absent Librarian
  • On Kalloween

    On Kalloween | 22 August 2013

    Zom-B written by Darren Shan, is an amazing book. Darren Shan is one of my favorite authors since I was in year 5. Since my teacher read us Cirque Du Freak! Ever since then I love reading, and it...

    Read full review: On Kalloween
  • SF Book Reviews

    SF Book Reviews | 15 August 2013

    Ok this was my first time reading one of Mr. Shan’s novels and I must admit I wasn’t wholly impressed. However, reflecting back maybe I am being a bit too harsh. My experience as an adult is to...

    Read full review: SF Book Reviews
  • YA Misfits

    YA Misfits | 09 August 2013

    Darren Shan’s Zom B uses zombies to unite its characters. One of the themes of this book is racism and yob-like behaviour. Although by its title, it’s a zombie book, the shambling flesh munching...

    Read full review: YA Misfits
  • Librarian’s Picks

    Librarian's Picks | 08 August 2013

    Something is lurking in the dark....what could it be? Who could it be? Are we safe? Should we worry?


    NAAAAAA!!! Everything is fine. Let's just have fun, let's gang up on people and have the...

    Read full review: Librarian’s Picks
  • Kevin David Anderson

    Kevin David Anderson | 05 August 2013

    I've been a Darren Shan fan for a while and what I love most is how often he pulls inspiration from one of my favorite horror films – Phantasm. Pretty much from the opening of Zom-B we are...

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  • Cannonball Read 5

    Cannonball Read 5 | 28 July 2013

    ZOM-B is the first book in a series of twelve charting the zombie apocalypse. Because I love all zombie-related stuff, I will be reading all twelve, even though the book isn’t that great. It’s...

    Read full review: Cannonball Read 5
  • Paranormal Sisters

    Paranormal Sisters | 20 July 2013

    "When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.
    B doesn't fully buy into...

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  • Next-Gen Adults Of The Community Library Network

    Next-Gen Adults Of The Community Library Network | 18 July 2013

    Apparently, in a small town in Ireland, zombies attacked, condemning some to walk as the undead, and devouring the brains of others while they still lived.


    But, B isn't necessarily...

    Read full review: Next-Gen Adults Of The Community Library Network
  • Tulleruska’s World

    Tulleruska's World | 14 July 2013



    Just had this book from the library. I have a weakness for zombies and this sounded interesting. Plus it's written by Darren Shan...

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  • Monster Librarian

    Monster Librarian | 12 July 2013

    Zom-B is the first title in a new series of the same name, by teen horror master Darren Shan. B is a teen in England, with a troubled life, with an abusive, racist father. When a small town in...

    Read full review: Monster Librarian
  • Bedtime And Candles

    Bedtime And Candles | 10 July 2013

    Brian Barry, referred to as B, is a high school student living in London. Always struggling to impress his abusive and racist father, B has become somewhat of a bully. At school, Brian targets...

    Read full review: Bedtime And Candles
  • Steph The Bookworm

    Stpeh The Bookworm | 10 July 2013

    I love, love, love zombie books, but this one was a bit of a letdown for me. I found that there was little to no action until nearly the end of the book, and that I was a bit bored until the...

    Read full review: Steph The Bookworm
  • Alluring Reads

    Alluring Reads | 25 June 2013

    Holy freaking cliffhanger, batman! I am actually mad at this book right now. But, beyond my anger at the shocking last page of this book I have to say that I had an absolute riot reading this...

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  • Taking A Break

    Taking A Break | 12 June 2013

    First of all, the fact that B is a girl took me completely by surprise.

    Oh, don’t worry. That’s not really a spoiler. Or, at least, I don’t think so. Her gender doesn’t affect the story much,...

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  • Joplin Loves To Read

    Joplin Loves To read | 11 June 2013

    I hadn't read anything by Darren Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak series, until Danya recommended "Zom-B" to me, knowing my affection for zombie stories. Wow. Intense book, and not a...

    Read full review: Joplin Loves To Read
  • Reviewing Wonderland

    Reviewing Wonderland | 03 June 2013

    Huh. What?

    I’m having a really hard time writing this review, because this book left me feeling so confused.

    I grabbed this book because I was looking for something that would be different...

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  • War Goddess Book Reviews

    War Goddess Book Reviews | 02 June 2013

    Darren Shan’s book ‘Zom-B’ is a new young adults horror story based around the ever popular idea of a zombie apocalypse. The story starts off with news coverage of an apparent zombie attack in a...

    Read full review: War Goddess Book Reviews
  • Zombie T.O.D.

    Zombie T.O.D. | 27 May 2013

    This is the first book of a twelve part series, it introduces the main character B who has a troubled home life. B life revolves around her fiends, each of them she has given a nickname. From the...

    Read full review: Zombie T.O.D.
  • Joplin Loves To read

    Joplin Loves To read | 23 May 2013

    This is one of the most disturbing zombie books I've read. It was really well done, and the ending was completely shocking.

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  • Black Girls Like Us

    Black Girls Like Us | 22 May 2013

    I am not yet unconvinced that a zombie apocalypse isn't right around the corner. You laugh, but don't come looking for me when it all goes down. I will be hunkered down with provisions and...

    Read full review: Black Girls Like Us
  • Mrs. Zed’s Book Blog

    Mrs. Zed's Book Blog | 20 May 2013

    I could only put off Darren Shan for so long. Despite numerous students insisting I read one of his books, I have held off for years. Finally, today, I read Zom-B mostly while my daughter napped!...

    Read full review: Mrs. Zed’s Book Blog
  • The Nerd Cave

    The Nerd Cave | 18 May 2013

    Zombies have attacked a small town in Ireland and around the world populations are trying to determine if the outbreak is real or just a hoax of some to promote a new movie. Zom-B follows young...

    Read full review: The Nerd Cave
  • Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Read, Rinse, Repeat | 28 April 2013

    This is one zombie book that doesn't hold back. When the apocalypse hits, it hits hard, and the majority of the brain-gorging happens to kids trapped in a high school. They die in a variety of...

    Read full review: Read, Rinse, Repeat
  • Bookster Reviews

    Bookster Reviews | 15 April 2013

    Now as you might know, I'm a HUGE fan of Darren Shan. Like, he and J.K. Rowling tie in my favourite author ever spot. Yes. He's THAT good. So I was freaking ECSTATIC when I heard about his new 12...

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  • Totally Bookalicious

    Totally Bookalicious | 15 April 2013

    I was struggling to decided if I should even review this book because I didn't like it but figured I should give it a mini review. I can't always have good reviews on the blog. If I am going to...

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  • Digibytes

    Digibytes | 06 April 2013

    This review will contain spoilers for Zom-b by Darren Shan. Let me start off by saying Darren Shan is my all-time favorite author. Be it vampires, demons or quests to be the best executioner in...

    Read full review: Digibytes
  • Booked Magazine

    Booked Magazine | 25 March 2013

    If you haven’t started the new Zom-B series by Darren Shan yet then there’s only one question – what are you waiting for?


    The first three books have already been released, ‘Zom-B’, ‘Zom-B...

    Read full review: Booked Magazine
  • The Story Fanatic

    The Story Fanatic | 25 March 2013

    The semester is ending, and I am in the last few weeks of panic and rushing. Thus, if my weekly blog posts start to sound fragmented and inane, that's why. I'll be hashing out essays, poems, and...

    Read full review: The Story Fanatic
  • Hellnotes

    Hellnotes | 22 March 2013

    An in your face zombie thriller with open jaws gnashing at your face. Zom-B can only be described as a shudder inducing assault to your senses. Zom-B is a horrific zombie tale that got it right....

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  • Books Change Your Life

    Books Change Your Life | 22 March 2013



    I finished reading this book in about two hours . The book is fascinating from the very first pages and even if i`m not a big fan of zombies story I liked...

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  • Books @ NCPL

    Books @ NCPL | 20 March 2013

    B is an average teenage delinquent with a freshly shaved head and a very bad temper. B likes to stay out at night with friends, listen to music, and bully people. While B breaks a lot of rules...

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  • The New Zealand Herald

    The New Zealand Herald | 15 March 2013

    After an odd prologue, "B" takes up the story, with his family debating whether the news item about a zombie attack in Ireland is real or CGI. His dad, who we discover is a full-blown racist,...

    Read full review: The New Zealand Herald
  • Fiddle Faddle

    Fiddle Faddle | 08 March 2013

    Hmmm…. What to say what to say... I like this book. Key word is like. It was a fun quick read. It's a great book for a young audience especially if they are into a little bit darker stuff. It's...

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  • The Manly BookWorm

    The Manly BookWorm | 07 March 2013

    I just want to say a few quick words about this amazing novel. It is set in England and it is about a young teen who goes by the name of B. B is living a challenging life with a timid woman for a...

    Read full review: The Manly BookWorm
  • Audiobook Heaven

    Audiobook Heaven | 04 March 2013

    AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: During the last year or so, Zombie fiction has become a booming genre, as if you hadn’t already noticed that. Zombies seem to be invading our culture from every quarter: movies,...

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  • District YA

    District YA | 01 March 2013

    I've been meaning to read Darren Shan's work for many years now and with the launch of his new zom-b series I thought it was the perfect time to start.


    The cover is just AMAZING!! If this...

    Read full review: District YA
  • Reviews By Lauren M

    Reviews By Lauren M | 25 February 2013

    Ever since late 2009, I've been a die-hard fan of Irish author Darren Shan and his multiple horror works (most notably the "Cirque du Freak" series and "The Thin Executioner,"a one-shot)....

    Read full review: Reviews By Lauren M
  • Book Talk

    Book Talk | 19 February 2013

    Zom-B by Darren Shan opens with a bloody scene in an Irish village overcome with zombies. Everyone in London thinks it’s a hoax and even if it isn’t, B Smith’s racist father thinks it’s alright...

    Read full review: Book Talk
  • Spantalian’s Book Reviews

    Spantalian's Book Reviews | 18 February 2013

    *Contain Spoilers*

    This book was awesome. It had all the gore at the right time and unexpectedly it dealt with some rather serious issues.


    The opening of the book was action packed diving...

    Read full review: Spantalian’s Book Reviews
  • Colony Library Lady

    Colony Library Lady | 13 February 2013

    Darren Shan is popular with kids of all ages. His Cirque du Freak, Demonata and The Saga of Larten Crepsley series have been bestsellers. He’s got a new series. And ZOM-B is the first book....

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  • Mystical World Of Books

    Mystical World Of Books | 13 February 2013

    This is my first book that I have read by Darren Shan and it most certainly won’t be my last. It was a very easy read where the words just seemed to flow across the page. The story was so good...

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  • Serious Insanity

    Serious Insanity | 13 February 2013

    The first page of the book is a letter from the author asking readers to try to not spoil the ending of the book for it contains two twists that makes it extremely difficult to not talk about...

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  • Second Look

    Second Look | 13 February 2013

    The Story: When zombies attack the village of Pallaskenry, Ireland, B immediately dismisses it as a joke. As claims of other zombie attacks dribble in from a few other parts of the world, people...

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  • Neary Notes

    Neary Notes | 09 February 2013

    B is a teen living in England with a racist, abusive father who drinks too much and beats B and her mother on a daily basis. Weird thing is, B loves her father and hates him at the same time for...

    Read full review: Neary Notes
  • Teacher LibrarianNing

    Teacher LibrarianNing | 09 February 2013

    B is a teen living in England with a racist, abusive father who drinks too much and beats B and her mother on a daily basis. Weird thing is, B loves her father and hates him at the same time for...

    Read full review: Teacher LibrarianNing
  • Book Twirps

    Book Twirps | 05 February 2013

    The Story

    When B hears the stories of a zombie invasion in Ireland, it all sounds like a hoax. Surely it has to be some viral marketing ploy for a TV show or movie. B is more concerned with...

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  • Chris Bissette

    Chris Bissette | 03 February 2013

    This is the first Darren Shan book I've read, so I can't compare it to his others; hopefully, though, this isn't his best.


    The writing is decent and the story rattles along at a good clip...

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  • Reviewer’s Digest

    Reviewer's Digest | 25 January 2013

    When I saw that Irish author Darren Shan had started a new zombie series I had to get it. From reading his Demonata series I had already got a good taste of his writing style and also a brief...

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  • The ‘Long’ Way Reviewer

    The 'Long' Way Reviewer | 24 January 2013

    In accordance with my last post, I thought that I would talk some more about Zombies, this time from the imagination of the master of horror himself: Darren Shan. I have been a big fan of Darren...

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  • Blog Dangerous

    Blog Dangerous | 19 January 2013

    Having never read a “Shan” novel before, I was unsure of what to expect from number one best selling author of the young adult series Cirque du Freak.


    What Shan does in this grim story of B...

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  • Confessions of a Book Addict

    Confessions of a Book Addict | 19 January 2013

    Zom-B by Darren Shan is not the kind of book I anticipated it to be. In fact, it deals more with the cruel reality of racism, abuse, and dysfunctional youth, than zombies. I personally love a...

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  • YA big BOOKworm!!

    YA big BOOKworm!! | 15 January 2013

    Darren Shan is considered a master of horror. His books are intriguing and compelling. They take you to a world full of unimaginable possibilities. This series is no different. It is about a...

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  • Moore Teens Unite!!!

    Moore Teens Unite!!! | 14 January 2013

    Everyone thought it was a joke, a hoax, anything but real. There’s no such thing as zombies. B just puts it out of her mind and tries to go about her ‘normal’ life. But B is wondering more and...

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  • Ink Bitten

    Ink Bitten | 13 January 2013

    Judged By Cover: I Approve
    I have constantly been seeing this book in stores lately and have wanted to read it for such a long time! I like the cover, you can obviously see the title and the...

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  • My Teacher Loves Books

    My Teacher Loves Books | 12 January 2013

    Well, I just sat down to start this book because- wait for it-Darren Shan is coming to OUR SCHOOL!!! So excited. He really writes books that reluctant readers re:boys, love. I start every year's...

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  • After the Last Page

    After the Last Page | 12 January 2013

    I don’t know exactly where to start, so let’s go right from the beginning.


    This book started with one of the most graphic and intense zombie scenes I’v ever read. It was compelling, bloody,...

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  • Reading Teen

    Reading Teen | 10 January 2013

    At a Glance:
    Ever since I realized that zombies were didn't actually exist, they've been among my favorite of mythical creatures. And since there is a serious lack of good books about dragons...

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  • Phoenix Grounds

    Phoenix Grounds | 10 January 2013

    I was going to write a review first for Zom-B Underground, and then I realised that somehow I have not yet posted up a review about the first book, Zom-B.So naturally I had to begin with the...

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  • The Whispering of the Pages

    The Whispering of the Pages | 07 January 2013

    This was my first Darren Shan book and I really enjoyed it. It was well written, with interesting characters and a good plot. And I get what he was doing with the racism angle, I really do. The...

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  • Sidonie Helena Reads

    Sidonie Helena Reads | 05 January 2013

    5/5 stars.


    I don't know what to say other than wow, just wow. I haven't read a Darren Shan book for nearly a year now (and boy, have I been missing out) I guess I was just scared to read...

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  • Orion Junior High Media Center

    Orion Junior High Media Center | 03 January 2013

    If you like zombies and horror writer Darren Shan, you will love Zom-B. Zom-B is the story of B, a student in England. B’s dad beats the family and flies into a rage at almost anything. B goes to...

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  • Alexander Gordon Smith

    Alexander Gordon Smith | 02 January 2013

    As most of you know, I am a massive Darren Shan fan. His number one fan, in fact. He was hugely inspirational in starting me writing, and I now consider us friends, which is so awesome. And yes,...

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  • The Secret Bookshelf

    The Secret Bookshelf | 02 January 2013

    Plot Summary (Spoilers)

    The book opens with an extremely gory scene of a zombie invasion in Ireland. Soon the book takes us to B’s town. We learn of B’s abusive father and what B endures to...

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  • Book Expectations

    Book Expectations | 02 January 2013

    B is a troubled high school student- disrespectful, shoplifts, gets into fights and basically writes off school. But all that is the least of B’s problems. B has a horribly racist and abusive...

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  • Geek Girl’s Book Blog

    Geek Girl's Book Blog | 01 January 2013

    Since I started reading this book, I've heard a lot of mixed reviews. But I'll be honest about a couple of things. One, I didn't actually read the summary before I stared the book (the book was...

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  • Prepare To Be Bloggled

    Prepare To Be Bloggled | 19 December 2012

    Seeing as my previous review was a Darren Shan book, I do not need to describe my feelings towards him, I’ll merely summarise them: They are of a loving nature…but manly love, obviously. So when...

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  • A Book Hunter’s Journal

    A Book Hunter's Journal | 17 December 2012

    Having read a part of Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak series in the past, all I have to say about Zom-B is...HOLY SHIT! I know, it's a bit much, but seriously. HOLY SHIT!


    I'm not going to...

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  • The Guilded Earlobe

    The Guilded Earlobe | 14 December 2012



    There are few things as insidious as racism. I hear a lot about how this world is changing, how this newest generation is...

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  • YA Books And More

    YA Books And More | 14 December 2012

    Tired of zombies yet? You shouldn't be, only because the best of the dead is still to come! B's parents think it's a joke. Yeah right...a zombie outbreak in Ireland. Even though there is video...

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  • Statesman Journal

    Statesman Journal | 14 December 2012

    B is a street-wise bully being raised by a violent, white supremacist father in London. Amid growing reports of zombie attacks in a small Irish village, B is backed into several situations where...

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  • Media Darlings

    Media Darlings | 12 December 2012

    Your teens already know that zombies are trending. Zom-B by Darren Shan is the first installment of Little, Brown Company’s ambitious 12-book series, which will run until 2015 and see a new book...

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  • Memoirs of a Teenage Bibliophile

    Memoirs of a Teenage Bibliophile | 10 December 2012

    (This review was originally supposed to be autoposted on 8/27/12, but was not posted posted until December due to queue problems.)


    I found this book in a stack in the middle of the...

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  • A Librarian’s Library

    A Librarian's Library | 07 December 2012

    Here is a summary of this novel in one line: This book is one part The Walking Dead and one part A Clockwork Orange. The story primarily centers around a group of high schoolers that one might...

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  • Pretty Deadly Reviews

    Pretty Deadly Reviews | 06 December 2012

    I think Zom-B by Darren Shan is the most interesting series I've discovered this year. It was a zombie novel, obviously, but it contained so much more. From family dynamics, gender identity,...

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  • VOYA

    VOYA | 06 December 2012

    B Smith is a tough cracker--living with a father like Todd, anyone would have to be tough, if just for self-defense. Todd has a habit of getting drunk and beating up on his family. B takes the...

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  • The Crazy Bookworm

    The Crazy Bookworm | 05 December 2012

    Whats that you say? Zombies? Yes, please!

    This is my first Darren Shan novel although I have heard many, MANY amazing things about his Darren Shan and Demonata series, so what better way to...

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  • Portal To The Pages

    Portal To The Pages | 02 December 2012

    Zom-B is the first book of a twelve book series by Irish author Darren Shan. Shan is famous for writing Young Adult Horror novels, most notably The Saga of Darren Shan and The Demonata. The books...

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  • Kiss The Book

    Kiss The Book | 02 December 2012

    No one really believes the TV footage of a zombie massacre in neighboring Ireland is real. B has a hard enough home life –an abusive racist father –and its starting to rub off on him. He is a...

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  • Ashley Manning

    Ashley Manning | 27 November 2012

    I want to write about a book I read a couple of months ago, Zom-B by Darren Shan. I’m a longtime Shan fan, and have read everything he has written. But I have thought though that recently his...

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  • The Aussie Zombie

    The Aussie Zombie | 26 November 2012

    I've never read a Darren Shan book, but everything I heard about him is positive, so as soon as I saw Zom-B, I had to buy it. A zombie book written by an author with an excellent reputation, set...

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  • Muh, das Telefonbuch

    Muh, das Telefonbuch | 24 November 2012



    Just as little warning first: You will not like B. Maybe you get the sudden...

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  • Clockwork Serenity

    Clockwork Serenity | 23 November 2012

    I was blown away by this bloody little book! There are news reports of zombies in Ireland, but the people of London aren’t sure if it is real or a hoax. B lives in an abusive home with a racist...

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  • Books And More From The Teen Scene

    Books And More From The Teen Scene | 19 November 2012

    This book was quite a surprise. Written by a master of young adult horror, it’s remarkably light on the spurting blood and the brain eating … until it’s not.


    Although the zombies are...

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  • Book Obsession

    Book Obsession | 16 November 2012

    So, I have a hard time reading series. I know, I know--most people love series and want to continue with the characters and all that. And bizarrely enough, I love manga series. But a novel series...

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  • Short and Sweet reviews

    Short and Sweet reviews | 14 November 2012

    So as you may have guessed already, I am a sucker for anything weird and creepy, and anything involving zombies. The social commentary around racism was just an added bonus, as I love anything...

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  • Blogger’s Bookshelf

    Blogger's Bookshelf | 14 November 2012

    Zom-B is the first in a new twelve book series by Irish author Darren Shan who is famous for creating YA horror novels. These are set to be fairly short books and there will only be around three...

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  • From the TBR pile

    From the TBR pile | 13 November 2012

    I picked up the audiobook for Zom-B at the library because it sounded like a good story. I was happy to hear that Emma Galvin was the narrator for the audiobook. If you haven't listened to one of...

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  • Starburst

    Starburst | 12 November 2012

    ‘Master of horror’ Darren Shan, multi-million selling author of young adult fantasies such as the Cirque du Freak saga and… er… adult adult books like Procession of the Dead and City of the...

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  • JeanBookNerd.Com

    JeanBookNerd.Com | 12 November 2012

    Darren Shan’s Zom-B is a new series that only Darren can deliver. Just like how his Cirque Du Freak (The Vampire’s Assistant) left me captivated, Zom-B executed the same result. Although the...

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  • Ficlov

    Ficlov | 10 November 2012

    I know a lot of you guys are probably apprehensive about reading a book about zombies, but fear not, this one is worth reading. I was weirded out by that too, but because I'm a die-hard Darren...

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  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    So Many Books, So Little Time | 08 November 2012

    I went in to Zom-B not really having any idea what I was in for. You see, I’ve never read anything by Darren Shan before. But it still managed t completely surprise me.


    My first impressions...

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  • Books and Writers JNR

    Books and Writers JNR | 07 November 2012

    The master of Horror is back, ditching the vampires for Zombies! (Or should I say Zom-B’s?)


    B Smith is a slightly naughty, misbehaving teenager. B’s dad is a racist thug who takes pleasure...

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  • Justin’s Book Blog

    Justin's Book Blog | 02 November 2012

    I am not really a fan of Horror books.. It's just never been something that I really enjoyed. However, when I saw Zom-B I thought it sounded pretty interesting. I've been watching a show with...

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  • KellyVision

    KellyVision | 01 November 2012

    B’s life is kind of awful—Dad hits Mom on a regular basis and B has to pry them apart and try and make things better. So it’s probably no surprise that B is the surliest teenager you’d ever meet,...

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  • Jenn Renee Read

    Jenn Renee Read | 01 November 2012

    This is the first Darren Shan book I have read and I was really excited to read the book. Who doesn’t like a good zombie story? The cover is awesome looking and I admit I mainly went off the...

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  • Wanted readers

    Wanted readers | 31 October 2012

    This takes the cake; I can honestly say I have never ever in my life read anything like this. As my first introduction to this author, who I would learn later has a tendency to kill at will, my...

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  • The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia | 31 October 2012

    I'll just come right and say it. I did not read the synopsis before asking to review Darren Shan's newest book, Zom-B. All I knew going into the book was that it was by an author I like and that...

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  • Alice Marvels

    Alice Marvels | 31 October 2012

    I was thrilled when I heard one of the masters of YA horror, Darren Shan, was planning on taking on zombies (maybe my favorite paranormal beastie) in a new series. Zom-B, the first book in a...

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  • Pure Imagination

    Pure Imagination | 31 October 2012

    Zom-b was a very short, fast but yet very gruesome read. At under 200 pages, this book really packed in some a great little story, with an amazing amount of zombie terror. B, the main character,...

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  • Readaraptor

    Readaraptor | 30 October 2012

    I love Darren Shan, have done since the Cirque de Freak series and I think I always will. When I first heard about Zom-B, his new YA zombie series I knew I had to get it and read it as soon as...

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  • Empire Of Books

    Empire Of Books | 30 October 2012

    First off, I would like to make it very clear that I am a little annoyed at Mr. Shan. Not because Zom-B is bad. Bad it most certainly is not. But because he's made it so damn hard to review!...

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  • Manga Maniac Cafe

    Manga Maniac Cafe | 29 October 2012

    This is the first Darren Shan novel that I have read (I have read some graphic novel adaptations previously), and despite some reservations, I enjoyed it very much. ZOM-B kept me happily...

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  • Tampa Bay Times

    Tampa Bay Times | 28 October 2012

    Zom-B (Little, Brown) by Darren Shan is first in an energetically grisly new series by the author of Cirque du Freak and other internationally bestselling YA series; this time, a girl named B...

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  • Editor’s Article

    Editor's Article | 28 October 2012

    Zom-B was constructed like a classic horror movie, it had the quiet unsuspecting youth, the evil mad-man doctor, and best of all; It had Zombies. Brain Munching, skin decaying zombies. Just how...

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  • Into Geek

    Into Geek | 26 October 2012

    I've seen a few negative reviews for this book and I have to make the point that I am reviewing this in context. It's the first of a 12 book series, with each book telling part of the story. As a...

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  • Horrorbug

    Horrorbug | 26 October 2012

    Darren Shan’s book ‘Zom-B’ is a light and quick read, targeted towards younger horror fans, illustrated with a set of raw minimalistic comic book style drawings, and definitely worth reading even...

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  • The Busy Bibliophile

    The Busy Bibliophile | 23 October 2012

    Holy unexpected plot twists, Batman! I read an ARC of Zom-B, and the first page of the book is a note from Darren Shan, encouraging reviewers to be very careful not to spoil any surprises when...

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  • Hooked On Books

    Hooked On Books | 22 October 2012

    The entire time I was reading this book all I could think was one thing. And I know some people with disagree with me, but this is honestly 100% how I feel about this book in one sentence: This...

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  • Book Sp(l)ot

    Book Sp(l)ot | 22 October 2012

    London's news coverage is filled with reports of zombie attacks in Ireland. People there are being murdered and eaten by zombies that fill the streets at night. B's mother is, of course,...

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  • Worcester News

    Worcester News | 20 October 2012



    From the prologue of Darren Shan's Zom-B - a gruesomely described zombie attack in an Irish village - one senses that the first book in the Irish-based writer's...

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  • Readingjunky’s Reading Roost

    Readingjunky's Reading Roost | 20 October 2012

    Darren Shan has done it again. He has a new series; this time the subject is zombies. Book #1 ZOM-B already has a waiting list in my classroom.


    B and his friends and family are hearing...

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  • Watch Read. See.

    Watch. Read. See. | 19 October 2012

    Oh. My. God.


    Yet again, Darren Shan has concocted a fantastic first book to what promises to be a compelling series.


    Zom-B is the first of a twelve-book series. It begins with a...

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  • Kings River Life

    Kings River Life | 19 October 2012

    Zom-B is something unusual for it’s genre, it’s different. Zombie stories are almost always the same song and dance with little to show for it in the end. It’s one of the many reasons why I stay...

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  • Every Book Has A Soul

    Every Book Has A Soul | 18 October 2012

    Darren Shan is perhaps one of my favourite authors, his books never seem to fail me. They are always addictive and extremely fast paced. I heard him read extracts of this book ahead of its...

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  • The Fake Steph Dot Com

    The Fake Steph Dot Com | 18 October 2012

    Characters: The protagonist, B, is not a good person. B is rude, vulgar, aggressive, and often racist. Racism is a HUGE theme in this book to the point where I would go so far as to say that the...

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  • young Adult Literature

    Young Adult Literature | 17 October 2012

    Zom-B is a new series from author Darren Shan. I have been a big fan of Shan’s work since his Cirque Du Freak Series (The Vampire’s Assisstant) and so far Zom-B does not disappoint. At first I...

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  • My Best Friends Are Books

    My Best Friends Are Books | 16 October 2012

    Darren Shan is the master of horror stories for children and teens. His vampire series, The Saga of Darren Shan, and the Demonata series have been hugely popular. Now Darren has turned to another...

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  • Teenreads

    Teenreads | 13 October 2012

    Reports keep appearing over the TV and on the internet, concerning some zombie attacks in a little Irish town known as Pallaskenry. B Smith watches the TV in horror thinking this can’t possibly...

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  • Elizziebooks

    Elizziebooks | 12 October 2012

    Can we talk about how misleading the prologue is? Man, I thought this book was going to be chock FULL of zombie beheadings. Double tap! But no, it was more about this teenage boy, B, and his own...

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  • What A Review!

    What A Review! | 12 October 2012

    So I have never actually reviewed a book on my blog but this book by Darren Shan is truly amazing. The book is called Zom-B and it is set in first person following a young character only known as...

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  • Fiction State Of Mind

    Fiction State Of Mind | 11 October 2012

    ZOM-B is a new horror series by Darren Shan. This is a tight, twisted little read that shows the amazing ability of Horror to focus on the human condition. I tweeted a lot about this book because...

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  • A Beautiful Madness

    A Beautiful Madness | 09 October 2012

    Was I the only one disappointed by this book? I was expecting a book a lot more about zombies, but I got this mix of anti-racism book with some zombies. I mean, the book starts with Zombies....

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  • Good Books And Good Wine

    Good Books And Good Wine | 09 October 2012

    I am bizarrely attracted to books about zombies, even though they scare the living daylights out of me pretty much every single time.The reason behind my zombie book attraction is that I can hand...

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  • Publishers Weekly

    Publishers Weekly | 09 October 2012

    Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series, enters the zombie genre in a thoroughly bloody fashion with this slow-burning horror piece, which opens a planned 12-book series. This...

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  • WTF Are You Reading?

    WTF Are You Reading? | 08 October 2012

    This book is no trip through the daisies on a warm spring morning, and its NOT the ZOMBIES that are so mind numbingly terrifying. The most horrifying aspect of this gruesomely dark tale can be...

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  • Between The Pages

    Between The Pages | 04 October 2012

    WOW, this little book had a big punch to it.

    After the prologue I was hooked to this book. There was things about this book that made my skin crawl. The big one being B's father. He was a...

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  • Reading Nook

    Reading Nook | 03 October 2012

    When B's father first sees the news reports about zombies in Ireland, he laughs it off. Even if there were zombies, he doesn't care much about the Irish...or blacks, or Indians or anyone not up...

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  • Youth Services Book Review

    Youth Services Book Review | 03 October 2012

    What did you like about the book? This was an amazing and fast paced zombie novel by the master of horror, Darren Shan. This is not your typical zombie book. First of all our heroine is a tough...

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  • Booklist

    Booklist | 02 October 2012

    In the first of a 12-book series, Shan introduces B, an 11-year-old antihero living in Britain. B’s gang of hooligans are going about their routine—cursing, stealing, fighting, drinking, and...

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph | 28 September 2012

    Darren Shan's ambitious new 12-book series, which will run until 2015 and see a new book published every three months, gets off to a cracking start with the opening book, Zom-B.


    It's a...

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  • Fluttering Butterflies

    Fluttering Butterflies | 27 September 2012

    Zom-B by Darren Shan was a quick, surprising read for me. Based on the cover and my very limited knowledge of the horror books that Darren Shan writes for teenagers, I really expected one thing...

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  • Bookbitz

    Bookbitz | 27 September 2012

    It was the darkest, most wretched hour of the night when the dead began to walk in the tiny Irish village of Pallaskenry. While the luckiest locals were killed in their sleep, many were not so...

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  • Bookbabblers

    Bookbabblers | 26 September 2012

    What is more fearsome – the acts of humanity, or nightmares come true? This is a question I asked myself a few times over the course of this novel.


    Zom-B opens like many other zombie novels...

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  • Sweet Southern Home

    Sweet Southern Home | 22 September 2012

    B is a high school kid who lives in London with a racist, abusive alcoholic father, and a mom who doesn’t stand up for herself. B hangs out with a tough group of friends, and has gotten a bit of...

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  • Book Probe

    Book Probe | 21 September 2012

    After seeing the cover and liking it, I was quite enthused to read it – to read a book about zombies, Darren Shan-style, from “the master of horror.” I haven’t read any of Darren Shan’s previous...

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  • SFX

    SFX | 21 September 2012

    It’s taken Cirque Du Freak author Darren Shan quite a while to hop on the zombie bandwagon, but now that he has he’s whipped the horses pulling it along into a furious gallop, carrying a standard...

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  • Children’s Literature

    Children's Literature | 20 September 2012

    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ALERT: Zombies attacks have been reported in small villages in Ireland, Africa, and South America. Unless it is just a hoax. Antihero B Smith does not even blink; there is...

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  • The Bookbag

    The Bookbag | 19 September 2012

    Strange news reports are coming out of Ireland. YouTube is buzzing with clips of zombie infestations and the military clearing remote villages. This is all taken with a pinch of salt by B Smith,...

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  • Writing From The Tub

    Writing From the Tub | 18 September 2012

    Once again, Shan has hit a home run and proved that he truly is the master of YA horror. I had exceedingly high hopes for Zom-B and I’m pleased to say that Shan completely outdid himself with...

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  • Kirkus

    Kirkus | 15 September 2012

    Shan’s baaa-aaaack.


    For B Smith, school is a bore and home is a battlefield, with a racist and abusive father around whom to navigate. The years of hate have taken their toll, with B...

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  • Cheezyfeet Books

    Cheezyfeet Books | 11 September 2012

    Having just finished reading Pride & Prejudice for school, I needed something short and kind of silly to read to get back into reading YA properly again. I chose Zom-B, because it's about as far...

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  • BooKa Uhu’s Book Nook

    BooKa Uhu's Book Nook | 09 September 2012

    Zom-B was sent to me as a proof (ie. A pre-published copy not meant for sale, so it still has a couple of typos, missing illustrations and whatnot. An unpolished product essentially) and in it...

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  • Books of Amber

    Books of Amber | 06 September 2012

    Full disclosure: I'm a HUGE Darren Shan fan (and a poet, apparently). I've been a fan ever since the final book in The Saga of Darren Shan book was published and I read them all in one go. That's...

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  • The Book Zone

    The Book Zone | 27 August 2012

    Back at the beginning of the year there were three books scheduled for a 2012 release that I was looking forward to reading more than any others. The first to be released, Department 19: The...

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  • Oodles Of Books

    Oodles Of Books | 22 August 2012

    I wasn't planning on reading this book right now. Sure, it was on my TBR list but it was pushed farther down. I decided to read it though because both my boyfriend and my brother read it in a few...

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  • A Reader of Fictions

    A Reader of Fictions | 14 August 2012

    My only prior experience with Darren Shan was the first book in the Cirque du Freak series, which we read for my Young Adult Services class in Library School. I remember mostly enjoying it, but...

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  • Adventures With Words

    Adventures With Words | 31 July 2012

    Can you love a bullying, racist thug if he’s your father?

    Can you love a bullying, racist thug if he’s your father?

    Where do you hide when killer babies invade your dreams?

    How do...

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  • Pop Culture Librarian

    Pop Culture Librarian | 15 July 2012

    I had the advanced copy of this from the publisher so it didn't have any illustrations in it yet, so I can't tell you about that part, but the story itself was good zombie fare. I liked the...

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  • The Readiacs

    The Readiacs | 10 July 2012

    The promotional language for Zom-B calls it “radical,” which is true. It also says that it tackles “thought-provoking moral questions,” which is only half true.


    The story centers around...

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  • The Stardust Reader

    The Stardust Reader | 06 July 2012

    On the first page of my copy of Zom-B is a letter from the author, Darren Shan, in which he quotes a plea made by Alfred Hitchcock: “Please don’t give away our ending. It’s the only one we have.”...

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