The second book in the Zom-B series. Waking up in an underground military complex, months after the zombie outbreak, B has no memory of the last few months. With no idea what has happened in the outside world, B is forced to focus on life underground. As B learns more about the zombies held in the...
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  • Fiction State Of Mind

    Fiction State Of Mind |

    In this second volume we learn what’s next for B after having her heart ripped out. B wakes in a windowless room surrounded by zombies. She can barely move and her limited vision can only take in...

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  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    So Many Books, So Little Time |

    SPOILER ALERT: Although I’ll try not to spoil anything, there may be the odd spoiler for Zom-B.

     

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading Zom-B so I couldn’t wait to get stuck in to...

    Read full review: So Many Books, So Little Time
  • My Best Friends Are Books

    My Best Friends Are Books |

    The first book in Darren Shan’s Zom-B series was an explosive book that introduced us to Darren’s zombie horde. Like many of Darren’s fans I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second book in the series...

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  • The Book Gazer

    The Book Gazer |

    Ehmm.. Zom-B: Underground was interesting, quite interesting! It didn't have the racial theme in there as much as Zom-B, and quite frankly it was a good thing. The racial aspect was very good in...

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  • TeenReads

    Teenreads |

    Darren Shan's zombie horror series stars a butt-kicking, bull-headed girl in the vein of recent post-apocalyptic novel heroines like Katniss of The Hunger Games and Tris of Divergent --- except...

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  • From The TBR Pile

    From The TBR Pile |

    he first Zom-B book was a surprise for me. It was one of those books I ended up liking a lot more than I expected to. So, I was excited when my library got the audiobook for the second book in....

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  • DJ Dead Talks

    DJ Dead Talks |

    My library didn't have the first book in the Zom-B series so I grabbed the second book. So I may not give spoiler warnings for things that happened in the first book. Though after reading this...

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  • Carousel Reviews

    Carousel Reviews |

    Darren Shan’s 25 million sales worldwide testify to his appeal to horror-loving teenagers. This, the second in a projected series of twelve, is a gore-fest which should sate even the most rabid...

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  • Adventures Of A Teenage Bookworm

    Adventures Of A Teenage Bookworm |

    I devoured both Zom-B and Zom-B: Underground in less than a day each. When I finished Zom-B, I was so happy that I was able to go to my library and take out the next three books in the series. I...

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  • Matthewrbell

    Matthewrbell |

    It's only been a few hours since I finished and reviewed the first book in this series, and it's safe to say, I'm on a bloody (pun!) roll. True to form, Mr Shan has again written a highly...

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  • YA big BOOKworm!!

    YA big BOOKworm!! |

    B has become a zombie! Yet, she can still remember everything; she can still think. So what is she doing in a room full of zombies and leather clad killers? Then it hits her. Tyler, a black kid...

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  • SFX

    SFX |

    THE FIRST IN THIS 12-part teen zombie series had some laudable features: two killer twists about protagonist B, and a strong anti-racism subtext. This second entry isn’t quite as strong.

     

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  • Empire Of Books

    Empire Of Books |

    WARNING!!! If you have not read the first book in the series, Zom-B, then please do not read this review. There are some HUMONGOUS twists that you do not want spoiling. Trust me...

     

    5/5...

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  • Writing From The Tub

    Writing From The Tub |

    I’ve been a long time fan of Darren Shan’s writing. I remember picking the first few titles from the Vampire’s Assistant series when I was at the beginning of my university days and devouring...

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  • Gates’ Gazette

    Gates' Gazette |

    Zom-B is a book about a girl who is one of the revitalizeds (zombies that regain consciousness) that experiment on the reviveds (idiot zombies). This is another series from Darren Shan, the same...

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  • School Library Journal

    School Library Journal |

    After the events that ended not only the first book but also her life, B Smith is surprised to wake up in the middle of a deadly fight between zombies and heavily armed figures. Thefigures turn...

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  • Joplin Loves To read

    Joplin Loves To read |

    This is the sequel to one of the oddest and most captivating zombie series I've read in a while. B has waken up (SPOILER ALERT) after having her heart ripped out by a zombie. But B is not alive...

    Read full review: Joplin Loves To read
  • Monster Librarian

    Monster Librarian |

    Zom-B: Underground is the second book in Darren Shan’s most recent teen series. In this volume, B, the novel’s protagonist, wakes in a room in an underground military compound, with the mindless...

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  • ads40

    ads40 |

    WARNING: This review provides a big spoiler to the first book in the sires, ZOM-B. If you are new to the series, and want to get a buzz from a great rug-pull moment, please read no further

     

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  • Young Adult Books Central

    Young Adult Books Central |

    I'm loving this new series by Darren Shan. For teens who grew up with Cirque Du Freak, it is the perfect next step. The focus is on zombies rather than vampires, and it has just the right amount...

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  • What A Review!

    What A Review! |

    Only read if you have read book 1, or read my other review

     

    I can’t think of a snappy title about this book! All I can think about is how amazing the Zom-B series is and its only on book 2...

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  • Books of Amber

    Books of Amber |

    There will be spoilers from the first book, Zom-B, so please DO NOT read this review if you haven't read the first book. There are two twists in Zom-B that you honestly would never want spoiled,...

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  • Reviewer’s Digest

    Reviewer's Digest |

    Darren Shan’s second instalment in the Zom-B series has just been released (sometime in January 2013), a long-awaited novel after the nasty little cliff-hanger Mr Shan thought would be funny to...

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  • A Librarian’s Library

    A Librarian's Library |

    **Disclaimer: If you have read Zom-B, this review will be spoiler free. But there are unavoidable spoilers for Zom-B. You have been warned.**

     

    My experience with Zom-B was an interesting...

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  • Booklist

    Booklist |

    Endings don't get more shocking than the final page of the series starter Zom-B (2012), namely spoiler alert the death-by-zombie of its main character. This sequel picks up six months later, as B...

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  • Joplin Loves To read

    Joplin Loves To read |

    Dang. I don't want to give away any spoilers from the first book in this series, but if I reviewed "Zom-B: Underground," the second installment, it would give away too much. I'll just say that...

    Read full review: Joplin Loves To read
  • Librarian’s Picks

    Librarian's Picks |

    ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!

     

    Snashing of the teeth!

    Bones creeping out of fingernails clawing at anything it can reach. Hungry......hungry.......hung......BBBRRRAAIINNSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Welcome to...

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  • Paranormal Sisters

    Paranormal Sisters |

    If I loathe the main character then why did I pick up the second book? Well I’m quite curious about the zombie aspect of the book…I know, curiosity killed the cat, haha. However I still do not...

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  • Vulcan Fiction Writer

    Vulcan Fiction Writer |

    B’s become a zombie and is now in a strange facility with a guy throwing a bunch of flames at the other mindless zombies surrounding her. She lashes out at him and is pulled from the group when...

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  • Inis

    Inis |

    The second book in the new series from master of horror Darren Shan. Months after a zombie outbreak, B Smith wakes up in a subterranean military complex as one of the undead. Along with a group...

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  • Ficlov

    Ficlov |

    Darren Shan is one of my all-time favourite authors, and I've grown up reading his Cirque du Freak and Demonata series. So, you can probably imagine how excited I was when he announced he was...

    Read full review: Ficlov
  • Book Expectations

    Book Expectations |

    DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST IN THE SERIES.

     

    B wakes up in an underground facility. There are different types of zombies and scientists are experimenting to try and...

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  • Pretty Deadly Reviews

    Pretty Deadly Reviews |

    this series is one of the strangest and more interesting series I've discovered in a long while, and I really, really enjoyed the first one. The second one was even better.

     

    These novels are...

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  • Spantalian’s Book Reviews

    Spantalian's Book Reviews |

    *WARNING* THIS REVIEW CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS!!

     

    o this book was not as good as the first. Yes its still gory (a zombie gets his head cut off but his head and body still work until his brain...

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  • Secondary English Reading

    Secondary English Reading |

    If I was stranded on an island with no electronics, the only option I would have is to read books. My first choice would be a zombie book called Zom-B by Darren Shan; it’s a 12 book Series. I...

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  • Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Read, Rinse, Repeat |

    Note - This review contains spoilers of Zom-B, the first book in the series.

     

    I give Darren Shan credit for trying something different in the zombie genre. Unfortunately, Zom-B Underground...

    Read full review: Read, Rinse, Repeat
  • Taking A Break

    Taking A Break |

    I don’t remember liking the first book much when I read it, but I don’t hate it. And since I already had the second book, I thought I might as well read it. After all, it’s not like it’s gonna...

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  • It’s All Relative

    It's All Relative |

    n this second installment of the Zom-B series, B wakes alone in a small room inside an underground military complex with no memory of the events that unfolded since the attack on the school....

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  • Cheezyfeet Books

    Cheezyfeet Books |

    Having read Zom-B and found it to just be okay, I wasn't sure what I was going to think of the sequel, Zom-B Underground. To be honest, I picked it up to read because it was the shortest book in...

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  • The Bookbag

    The Bookbag |

    Ok. Before we begin. If you haven't read the first book in this series, DON'T read this review. It contains spoilers. Read my review of the first book, read the first book itself, then come back....

    Read full review: The Bookbag
  • Into Geek

    Into Geek |

    I'm going to try and write this review without giving spoilers to the first book, Zom-B, because I think that it's one of those books that you need to read without knowing what is going to...

    Read full review: Into Geek
  • Blurbage By Schizo Smiley

    Blurbage By Schizo Smiley |

    For my book reviews, I’m combining two. The first two are the first two books in Darren Shan’s new Zom-B series. The first is entitled, appropriately, ‘Zom-B’ and its sequel is ‘Zom-B...

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  • City Book Review

    City Book Review |

    Zom-B: Underground is a book for middle aged kids who are seasoned readers. The storyline is about this girl who survives the zombie apocalypse, only to be turned into a Zom head (which is a...

    Read full review: City Book Review
  • Alluring Reads

    Alluring Reads |

    After devouring Zom-B by Darren Shan I was quick to jump into the second book in the series, Zom-B Underground. The cliffhanger at the end of the first book really left me hanging and I couldn’t...

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  • 9th Khash Cannan’s Reviews

    9th Khash Cannan's Reviews |

    First things first. B is dead. Heart ripped out. B is now the member of the brain-hungry mob.

     

    So, If you have read book one, the one question you screamed at the end of the book was--"B is...

    Read full review: 9th Khash Cannan’s Reviews
  • Tribble Tuesday

    Tribble Tuesday |

    ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!

     

    Snashing of the teeth!

     

    Bones creeping out of fingernails clawing at anything it can reach. Hungry......hungry.......hung......BBBRRRAAIINNSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    ...
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  • Zoe Markham

    Zoe Markham |

    Brilliant! ZOM-B Underground is massively better than the first book, but then of course, the first one did all the hard work in setting everything up. I don't want to spoiler anything but this...

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  • Starburst

    Starburst |

    One of the perils of reading a multi-part series is the fear that it could fall to what the scientists are calling the Miracle Day effect. In effect, it’s where the series doesn’t have enough...

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  • Terror-Tree

    Terror-Tree |

    Darren Shan, successful children’s horror author, has launched this new zombie 12 part series for kids (and discerning adults). The first novel, Zom-B, starts in the Irish village of Palliskenry...

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  • The Book Zone

    The Book Zone |

    WARNING: This review will contain spoilers for Zom-B, the first book in Darren Shan's new series. Seriously, if you have not yet read that book then you should click away from this review right...

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  • Bookbitz

    Bookbitz |

    B had a hard life and death certainly isn’t proving any easier. Raised by a violent racist father, plagued by moral uncertainties and in serious danger of failing to gain any GCSEs, a zombie...

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  • More Than Just Magic

    More Than Just Magic |

    I am constantly amazed by how much content Darren Shan can fit into so few pages. Zom-B Underground comes in under 200 pages yet, once again, I feel as though I’ve been on this crazy, emotional...

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  • YA big BOOKworm

    YA big BOOKworm |

    B has become a zombie! Yet, she can still remember everything; she can still think. So what is she doing in a room full of zombies and leather clad killers? Then it hits her. Tyler, a black kid...

    Read full review: YA big BOOKworm
  • LilyPad Library

    LilyPad Library |

    Now I know many people were a bit unsure about this series and slated the first book. While I enjoyed Zom-B, I must admit, this book didn’t do it for me (that DOES NOT MEAN that I love Shan any...

    Read full review: LilyPad Library
  • Purple Booky

    Purple Booky |

    After devouring Zom-B by Darren Shan I was quick to jump into the second book in the series, Zom-B Underground. After the complete shock of book one’s ending, I just had to know what the author...

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  • Reading Junky’s Reading Roost

    Reading Junky's Reading Roost |

    I'm loving this new series by Darren Shan. For teens who grew up with Cirque Du Freak, it is the perfect next step. The focus is on zombies rather than vampires, and it has just the right amount...

    Read full review: Reading Junky’s Reading Roost
  • Phoenix Grounds

    Phoenix Grounds |

    If you haven't read the first book in this series, Zom-B, then what are you doing??? Go out and buy it.

     

    Here, I'll even be nice and give you a link - ...

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  • Books And Writers JNR

    Books and Writers JNR |

    B Smith is back, but this time as a zombie! Due to the events of the last book, B was turned into one of the living dead. Now she has woken up in a lab, as a zombie with a human consciousness She...

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  • Book Reporter

    Book Reporter |

    Darren Shan's zombie horror series stars a butt-kicking, bull-headed girl in the vein of recent post-apocalyptic novel heroines like Katniss of The Hunger Games and Tris of Divergent --- except...

    Read full review: Book Reporter
  • Ms Yingling Reads

    Ms Yingling Reads |

    After throwing Tylor to the zombies, B has been turned into one, and is being held at an undergroung military facility after coming back to some semblance of consciousness. There are revived...

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  • The Guilded Earlobe

    The Guilded Earlobe |

    THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK OF ZOM-B UNDERGROUND

     

    Note: Zom-B Underground is the 2nd Book in the series, and this review may contain spoilers for Book 1. You have been warned. And...

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  • fieldri1

    fieldri1 |

    This is the first of the Zom-B books that I have read (and I now realise I have read the ones that I have read completely out of order). It is a very different book from the one that preceded it...

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  • Rachel Verna’s Weirdness

    Rachel Verna's Weirdness |

    “If I only had heart” should become the theme tune of this book series now.

     

    Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months....

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  • Annan Academy English Department Blog

    Annan Academy English Department Blog |

    At the end of Zom-B by Darren Shan events took an unexpected turn but in the sequel – Zom-B Underground - B isn’t going to let a little thing like having her heart ripped out and eaten stop her...

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  • Ashley Manning

    Ashley Manning |

    Darren Shan has done it again. He’s taken a well-known, and loved, genre and recreated it. I’ve been waiting for Zom-B Underground, the second book in his zombie series, since I finished the...

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  • The Herts Advertiser 24

    The Herts Advertiser 24 |

    ZOMBIES are big at the moment, from the cult American TV show The Walking Dead to the soon-to-be released World War Z at the box office; it seems that we can’t get enough of walking,...

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  • Ink Bitten

    Ink Bitten |

    Judged By Cover: Second is the best~
    If you have seen my recent posts, you know that this is currently my favorite series on the market, I read these two books and I'm obsessed. I really like...

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  • Blog Dangerous

    Blog Dangerous |

    *SPOILER ALERT*

     

    Continuing on from Zom-B, the first book in the series, “Underground” offers a fascinating insight into the life (or unlife) and thoughts of a zombie.

     

    The first book...

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  • Tail Wind News

    Tail Wind News |

    Darren Shan is one of the world’s best authors. He is an amazing horror writer. He has written many books, his most famous being the Cirque Du Freak. Although Cirque Du Freak was not as skin...

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  • Fiction Fascination

    Fiction Fascination |

    Zom-B Underground picks up after the major shockers at the end of the last book and the action was raging right from the off!

     

    I was pulled right into this highly charged world again and I...

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  • Tulleruska’s World

    Tulleruska's World |

    THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION OF A NORWEGIAN REVIEW

     

    I am totally hooked on Zom-B! I like that one knows more than the protagonist and sitting with all the same questions. B has become even...

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