The exciting new series from the master of teen horror. Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power and more. This is challenging material, which will captivate existing Shan fans and bring in many new ones. As Darren says, It's a big, sprawling, vicious tale...a grisly piece of escapism, and a barbed look at the world in which we live. Each book in the series is short, fast-paced and bloody. A high body-count is guaranteed!
B Smith has always had to deal with a racist father and nightmares of killer babies. But life is about to get a whole lot worse. Welcome to B's dark and twisted world.
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
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 this title.
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
Publication date: 14/03/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||27th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|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
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