In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive.
B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed…
Once again, full page, vivid illustrations from acclaimed comic book artist, Warren Pleece, really bring Shan’s graphic storyline to life making this latest instalment in the series as exciting as ever. And fans won’t have long to wait for more...
Owl Man purses his lips thoughtfully. ‘You can have Daniel. We will take Vinyl. When you return to London, bring Daniel to us and I will arrange a swap.’
‘Wait a minute,’ Dan-Dan squawks, losing his calm. ‘You can’t leave me in the clutches of these foul brutes . . . they’ll kill me!’ ‘No,’ Owl Man says. ‘Vinyl is one of Becky’s oldest, dearest friends. She came back to save him. She will not harm you if she knows that she can swap you for him later.’ ‘You expect me to trust you?’ I snarl, ‘What other option do you have?’ Owl Man says sweetly.
How much do you value your best friend’s life? Where do you go when you run out of options? How far can you trust an evil promise?
The books in the Zom-B series -
3. Zom-B City
4. Zom-B Angels
5. Zom-B Baby
8. Zom-B Clans
9. Zom-B Family
10. Zom-B Bride
11. Zom-B Fugitive
12. Zom-B Goddess
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.
“It's a clever mix of horror, fantasy and realism - about the damaging 'virus' of racial hatred and social paranoia... The horror scenes are well choreographed and not without the useful escape valve of humour... you can bet that fans will be as hungry for the second instalment as a zombie for brains once they have read this gripping opener.”
“Character development is impressive for a relatively short book, and Shan executes the transition from normalcy to wholesale terror masterfully.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a highly thought-provoking and hard-hitting read that will make young readers question the world around them, and should be shared and discussed at home and in classrooms.” Red House
“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 this one... To be honest, it’s silly to try and even figure out the twists because they’re all absoluteblinders that I guarantee you will not see
coming... it was ridiculously smart and made me lookat everything in a completely different light. Well played, Mr Shan, well played indeed.” Writing From the Tub
“Took the traditional zombie narrative and turned it on its head.” Irish Examiner
“Zom-B offers a dark comedic edge to the traditional tale… With twists that will enthral and leave you wanting more.” Sorted
“Zom-B kicks ass and eats brains, and will definitely satisfy all those die-hard Darren Shan fans out there waiting on the edge of their seats for the new installment.” The Stardust Reader
“I really enjoyed the events in story and as usual Mr Darren Shan never fails to bring the awesome!” Fiction Fascination
“I’m really loving this series!” So Many Books, So Little Time
“Holy cow, Zom-B Underground is amazing…in a league of its own.” Empire of Books
“There’s plenty of gore and it all goes along at a rattling pace and I loved it.”The Bookbag
“I loved it, from beginning to end, and I guarantee that it is going to be massively popular with Shan fans around the world... One of [the plot] twists, which occurs a handful of chapters before the end, had my jaw hitting the ground with a thud... I wanted to hug and throttle Darren Shan at the same time for his sheer deviousness and audacity. ” BookZone for Boys
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||12th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
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 ...More About Darren Shan