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Zom-B Baby is the fifth instalment in Darren Shan’s epic Zom-B series. In his latest book, the ‘Master of Horror’ gives readers relative pause for thought after the break-neck pace of the first four books.
How do you know if you're working for a lunatic? Where do you go when you've run out of people to trust? Have you ever heard an undead baby scream? B Smith is out of her comfort zone ...
The story to date: protagonist B Smith has been ‘saved’ from the zombie apocalypse by Dr Oystein, who continues to prepare his revitalised ‘Angels’ for the war he believes God is directing him to wage. Meanwhile, Mr Dowling continues to prepare the brain-dead zombies, the enemy. Or so it seems. And then there’s the baby. The terrifying baby, identical to those that have appeared in B’s nightmares for years. This is no ordinary baby – it seems to hold
significant power among the undead, and has B in its sights…
Once again, Warren Pleece’s vivid illustrations bring to life Shan’s graphic storyline and the questions with which B continues to be presented: who can be trusted? Is
Dr Oystein the saviour he presents himself to be? Is this war justified? How can B
compute these inherent feelings for a racist, bullying father? How can one combat
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 the first title in the series Zom-B. You can read their reviews below.
“Darren Shan’s most ambitious work yet. Brilliantly plotted, he has breathed new life
into the zombie phenomenon.” Red House
PRAISE FOR THE ZOM-B SERIES
“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
“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.” Bookzone4Boys
“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
“A slice of superior teenage horror, with at least one 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: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||26th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, 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