Written by Darren Shan
Part of the ZOM-B Series
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Mission number seven in the brilliantly horror-rich Zom-B series in which the dead have taken over the world. The undead, whether they are a revitalised or a revived, are being hacked down and killed everywhere. B Smith sets off on a desperate mission into the zombie-infested suburbs. Is there any chance he and his team can survive? The odds against them are heavy and the situation is desperate as they fight their way against the terrible enemy.
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 title in the series Zom-B. You can read their reviews below.
- 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.' Read full review >
- 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.' Read full review >
- Janet Gilliard - 'My son would recommend it...definitely a young adult novel!' Read full review >
ZOM-B Mission by Darren Shan
What has happened to the world since the dead took over? Where have the humans gone to hide? Who do the living most have to fear? B Smith is heading for unknown territory...Leading a group of humans through London and out into zombie-infested suburbs sounds like suicide - but not for the undead! Even so, the horrors of the journey will be beyond anything B has yet seen...
'Do not underestimate the dangers of this mission. Other zombies will not ignore you when they catch the scent of fresh brains. You will almost surely be called upon to fight. The city and countryside are full of angry, bitter people who are trying to execute as many of the undead as they can. They will not distinguish between a revitalised and a revived. Most do not know there is a difference. And most would not care.'
Zom-B is a 12 part series of which 10 have so far been released
8. Zom-B Clans
9. Zom-B Family
10. Zom-B Bride
PRAISE FOR ZOM-B:
"A clever mix of horror, fantasy and realism... gripping" The Telegraph
"Will make readers think as well as gag... a lean, punchy tale" SFX
"Gory and exciting" The Bookbag
"Darren Shan's most ambitious work yet. Brilliantly plotted, he has breathed new life into the zombie phenomenon" Red House
"I loved it from beginning to end... I wanted to hug and throttle Darren Shan at the same time for his sheer deviousness and audacity" Bookzone for Boys
"A great gory read that's sure to entertain and chill" Bookbitz
"Character development is impressive for a relatively short book, and Shan executes the transition from normalcy to wholesale terror masterfully." Publishers Weekly
"Shan's baaa-aaaack... A series opener to sink your teeth into" Kirkus Reviews
"A slice of superior teenage horror, with at least on gasp-inducing twist to keep readers hooked." Worcester News
"Shan has hit a home run and proved that he truly is the master of YA horror... ridiculously smart" Writing from the Tub
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
27th March 2014
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