Reader Reviewed Zom-B Goddess by Darren Shan
  

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This is the end! B Smith is drawing near to the end of her journey, but there's still time for the biggest fight and biggest twist of her life. This is NOT going to end with a whimper...

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first titles in the series, Zom-B.  You can read the full review here.

  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'Zom-B is a very well written book. I like how Darren Shan creates tension, and excitement, and also makes the audience feel engaged, and part of the story.'
  • Jake Brown, age 13 - 'Shan tackles taboo subjects like racism and domestic situations warts and all and is not afraid to do so...The first in a great new series. Read if you dare.'
  • Jennifer Bridgeman - 'Zom-B was scary but amazing at the same time. It was really scary because the zombies could crack your skull open with there long fingers. I loved it.'
  • Janet Gilliard - 'My son would recommend it...definitely a young adult novel!'

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Synopsis

Zom-B Goddess by Darren Shan

The final, heartstopping installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. What will become of B Smith? And is apocalpyse nigh?!

The books in the Zom-B series -

1. Zom-B

2. Zom-B Underground

3. Zom-B City

4. Zom-B Angels

5. Zom-B Baby

6. Zom-B Gladiator

7. Zom-B Mission

8. Zom-B Clans

9. Zom-B Family

10. Zom-B Bride

11. Zom-B Fugitive

12. Zom-B Goddess

For more Zom-B news & competitions visit www.darrenshan.com or join in the chat the Zom-B Facebook page. And there are competitions & giveways at www.zom-b.co.uk

Reviews

A clever mix of horror, fantasy and realism...gripping The Telegraph

About the Author

Darren Shan

Darren Shan's real name is Darren O'Shaughnessy. Although he is Irish he was actually born at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London -- directly across the river from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster (which may explain his fascination with evil bloodsuckers ...).

He lived in SouthEast London until the age of six, when he moved to Limerick in Ireland, with his parents and younger brother, and has lived there ever since (but he never lost his London accent!).

He later returned to London to study Sociology and English at Roehampton University. He then worked for a cable television company in Limerick for a couple of years, before setting up as a full-time writer at the age of 23.

Although Shan always wanted to be a writer, it was only in his teenage years that he began writing in his spare time for fun (before that, he only wrote stories if they were for homework). He bought his first typewriter when he was 14, and never looked back, knocking out loads of short stories and comic scripts, and making false starts on several books, which he never completed. He enjoyed his first taste of literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition for RTE in Ireland, with a dark comedy script titled A Day in the Morgue (he was morbid even then!).

All of these early books were adult-oriented. Although Shan quite liked the idea of writing a children’s book one day, he considered himself an adult writer first and foremost. In fact, Shan’s initial breakthrough was with an adult book, in 1999.

In January 2000, his first children’s book, Cirque du Freak, which he’d written as a fun side-project, was published. The first book in a series titled The Saga of Darren Shan (or Cirque du Freak, as it’s known in America), it attracted rave reviews and an ever-growing army of fans hungry to learn more about vampires which were quite unlike any that anyone had ever seen before!

Shan loved writing for children so much, that for the next several years he focused almost exclusively on his books for younger readers. First, he wrote a total of 12 books about vampires. He quickly followed up his vampiric saga with The Demonata, a series about demons. Running to ten books in total, The Demonata cemented Shan’s place in the UK as the Master Of Children’s Horror, and saw him score his first UK #1 bestseller. He also wrote a one-off short book, called Koyasan, for World Book Day in the UK.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Darren Shan
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Author's Website

www.darrenshan.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016

ISBN

9780857077967

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