When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B Smith's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that...
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  • Les Chroniques De Madoka

    Les Chroniques De Madoka | 10 September 2014

    THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION OF A FRENCH REVIEW. THE ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION CAN BE FOUND BENEATH.

     

    A first surprising volume that evokes quite hard topics like racism and violence in...

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  • My Zombie Culture

    My Zombie Culture | 10 September 2014

    THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION OF A FRENCH REVIEW. THE ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION CAN BE FOUND BENEATH.

     

    In recent years, zombies are everywhere so today although they affect all age groups, the...

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  • ads40

    ads40 | 06 September 2014

    Darren Shan is well known for his horror stories for the teenage /young adult reader. Zom-B is the first of a series; a story arc that Shan himself estimates in an Author’s Note will weigh in at...

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  • Horrormi

    Horrormi | 11 August 2014

    This was the first ever book i read of Darren Shan’s. I knew that I’d love it because of the title, and the image. As a zombie lover, I think Darren Shan did right to change the typical...

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  • B. A. Wilson Writes

    B. A. Wilson Writes | 26 July 2014

    Holy unexpected twist! I threw the book down at page 154, said a curse word, and laughed like a maniac. This was a very interesting story overall. I appreciated the insights on racism and abuse...

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  • I’m With Geek

    I'm With Geek | 15 July 2014

    As part of the recent Manchester Children’s Book Festival, I was offered the opportunity to go to an event celebrating Darren Shan, in which the author read from the first book in his latest...

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  • Matthewrbell

    Matthewrbell | 12 July 2014

    I will happily admit to being an ardent fan of anything written by Darren Shan. Not only is he one of my most favourite authors - his books, along with J.K. Rowling's, being two of the major...

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  • Laurisa White Reyes

    Laurisa White Reyes | 11 July 2014

    Shan's Zom-B was a fun gore-filled romp! Only the 2nd zombie book I've ever read, I actually enjoyed it immensely. Shan's unembellished writing style and straight-to-the-point narration made for...

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  • Jessie’s Blog

    Jessie's Blog | 12 May 2014

    Zombies are taking over Ireland! Zom-b is a fantasy book written by Darren Shan that takes place in Ireland. B is a young girl who gets abused by her dad at home and has troubles at school. She...

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  • Easier Than Speech

    Easier Than Speech | 06 May 2014

    Well I was stacking shelves at work when an interesting book cover caught my attention. ‘Ooh, Zombies… Oooh, Darren Shan.’ So at the end of my shift I bought the book, returned home and...

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  • Purple Booky

    Purple Booky | 30 April 2014

    Zom-B is a YA story about zombie apocalypse. It has a different approach with subjects like racism and abusing. I liked the way this book was introduced and I am sure its a good starting to the...

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  • Markham Reviews

    Markham Reviews | 16 April 2014

    This was a re-read for me as I want to go through the whole series again, and it’s even better the second time around.

     

    The reason I love Zom-B is that Shan is fearless. He tackles...

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  • I Love My Blog

    I Love My Blog | 01 April 2014

    “One of the horrifying creatures darted for them , reaching for Brian drooling as it moved towards him”. (shawn Intro) That was from the book zom-b Darren shan. the genre is fiction this book is...

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  • Tribble Tuesday

    Tribble Tuesday | 04 March 2014

    Another fun filled Science Fiction books......Filled with Zombies!!!!!!!!

    Something is lurking in the dark....what could it be? Who could it be? Are we safe? Should we worry?

    NAAAAAA!!!...

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  • The H-Bomb Blog

    The H-Bomb Blog | 01 March 2014

    Hello everybody, how have you all been getting on? Good I hope and you’ll be happy to know I’ve managed to make a schedule for my writing. That is something you should do too! Anyway today I’m...

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  • Mrs Fisher’s Class

    Mrs Fisher's Class | 21 February 2014

    Lunch time, in the gym, chatting with some friends when suddenly shrill screams fill the air, dozens of fellow students run inside the gym for safety from what? They look normal enough, until at...

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  • The Bibliophile’s Apprentice

    The Bibliophile's Apprentice | 18 February 2014

    Let’s do something different, instead of focusing on multiple books, I want to review an author that I have really grown to love and appreciate….Darren Shan.

     

    My first encounter with Darren...

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  • Dark Faerie Tales

    Dark Faerie Tales | 15 January 2014

    Zom-B is a young adult horror novel about B, a twelve-year old with a penchant for bullying and racism. The novel actually starts out in a town in Ireland that gets attacked by zombies and is...

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  • The Electrical Book Cafe

    The Electrical Book Cafe | 15 December 2013

    I got this book last year and have been reading it on and off and was finally able to complete it today. There was just so much going on with this book, so let's get started with this review.

     ...

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  • Rachel Verna’s Weirdness

    Rachel Verna's Weirdness | 11 December 2013

    I really like this book, I plan to read the sequels as soon as I manage to acquire the 2rd one from my local library because they basically have them all and I'm not meant to be buying books at...

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  • Ottawa Public Library

    Ottawa Public Library | 11 December 2013

    If you’re looking for quick zombie reads, I recommend the Zom-B Zom-B Series by Darren Shan. At the moment, there are 5 volumes in the series and there will be 12 when it’s over. It’s a really...

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  • Books In The Middle

    Books In The Middle | 25 November 2013

    Everyone is seeing the videos on YouTube and hearing the reports, but really, zombies? How true can it really be? B is just trying to get along. After all, with a father who is clearly a racist...

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  • For Book Addicts Everywhere

    For Book Addicts Everywhere | 19 November 2013

    Let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of the Cirque Du Freak series, by this guy. That's just a phenomenally good book series, and this series has the potential to be just as awesome.

     

    ...
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  • Addicted To reading

    Addicted To Reading | 19 November 2013

    I have heard a lot of good things about Darren Chan so I decided to give one of his books a try. Unfortunately, it was disappointing.

     

    The main character is B who is a girl which came as a...

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  • Mrs Ashby Is Reading…

    Mrs Ashby Is Reading... | 04 November 2013

    No one is very concerned by the reports of zombies in Ireland, not even B. B lives in England spends time picking on the black kids at school or making trouble for the teachers. B's father is...

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  • Aspen Daily News

    Aspen Daily News | 01 November 2013

    What Gortex is to Aspen, zombies are to Halloween: fine alone but better together. To get in the Halloween spirit, this spook-loving librarian couldn't help but pick out a fresh zombie tale and...

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  • Adventures Of A Teenage Bookworm

    Adevntures Of A Teenage Bookworm | 31 October 2013

    My younger brother received this book as a Christmas present last year and I have been interested in it since. I finally got around to reading it this month, which is perfect as it is spooky...

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  • Book Walrus ii

    Book Walrus | 31 October 2013

    Zom-B is a book about zombies that have suddenly appeared in an Irish town and are either converting the humans by biting them, or killing them and eating their brains.

     

    A school kid called...

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  • Book Walrus i

    Book Walrus | 31 October 2013

    The first book in Darren Shan’s latest series, ZOM-B, challenges the normal zombie apocalypse idea that has popped up everywhere. With this book be prepared for everything you thought you knew to...

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  • Litl Librarian

    Litl Librarian | 11 October 2013

    I decided his blog was going to be difficult to write without giving anything away, so:

     

    *SPOILER ALERT*

     

    I am not a huge fan of zombie stories. Shortly before I was recommended this...

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  • Right Book

    Right Book | 07 October 2013

    Summary: It begins in a remote village in Ireland. Footage of vicious zombie attacks and brutal military responses goes viral. B’s London-based gang of friends and family see the clips, but...

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  • Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

    Book Lovers' Sanctuary | 29 September 2013

    I bought this for my son and wanted to cast my eye over it before he read it. He is only twelve and these are zombies. My ears still ring with his squealing at the cover of Pride and Prejudice...

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  • Fiction Fascination

    Fiction Fascination | 27 September 2013

    Wow! Zom-B blew my mind in so many ways! I'm seriously excited because I really wasn't expecting to love this so much!

     

    Darren Shan's writing is kick-butt! It's very snappy, to the point and...

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  • Nerd Span

    Nerd Span | 18 September 2013

    A zombie book without zombies could be the tagline for the young adult novel Zom-B by Darren Shan. I had been so excited for this book, with the idea of seeing the onset of a zombie apocalypse...

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  • Denver Public Library

    Denver Public Library | 11 September 2013

    Zom-B​, by Darren Shan, is a young adult novel about a teenager's perspective on the coming zombie apocalypse. In this quick read, we are introduced to B, the main character of the twelve book...

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  • The Absent Librarian

    The Absent Librarian | 09 September 2013

    Love the cover!


    Love the title!


    Almost liked the book.


    "When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke— but even if it isn't,...

    Read full review: The Absent Librarian
  • On Kalloween

    On Kalloween | 22 August 2013

    Zom-B written by Darren Shan, is an amazing book. Darren Shan is one of my favorite authors since I was in year 5. Since my teacher read us Cirque Du Freak! Ever since then I love reading, and it...

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  • SF Book Reviews

    SF Book Reviews | 15 August 2013

    Ok this was my first time reading one of Mr. Shan’s novels and I must admit I wasn’t wholly impressed. However, reflecting back maybe I am being a bit too harsh. My experience as an adult is to...

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  • YA Misfits

    YA Misfits | 09 August 2013

    Darren Shan’s Zom B uses zombies to unite its characters. One of the themes of this book is racism and yob-like behaviour. Although by its title, it’s a zombie book, the shambling flesh munching...

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  • Librarian’s Picks

    Librarian's Picks | 08 August 2013

    Something is lurking in the dark....what could it be? Who could it be? Are we safe? Should we worry?

     

    NAAAAAA!!! Everything is fine. Let's just have fun, let's gang up on people and have the...

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  • Kevin David Anderson

    Kevin David Anderson | 05 August 2013

    I've been a Darren Shan fan for a while and what I love most is how often he pulls inspiration from one of my favorite horror films – Phantasm. Pretty much from the opening of Zom-B we are...

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  • Cannonball Read 5

    Cannonball Read 5 | 28 July 2013

    ZOM-B is the first book in a series of twelve charting the zombie apocalypse. Because I love all zombie-related stuff, I will be reading all twelve, even though the book isn’t that great. It’s...

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  • Paranormal Sisters

    Paranormal Sisters | 20 July 2013

    "When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.
    B doesn't fully buy into...

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  • Next-Gen Adults Of The Community Library Network

    Next-Gen Adults Of The Community Library Network | 18 July 2013

    Apparently, in a small town in Ireland, zombies attacked, condemning some to walk as the undead, and devouring the brains of others while they still lived.

     

    But, B isn't necessarily...

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  • Tulleruska’s World

    Tulleruska's World | 14 July 2013

    [NB: THIS IS TRANSLATED ONLINE FROM A NORWEGIAN REVIEW.]

     

    Just had this book from the library. I have a weakness for zombies and this sounded interesting. Plus it's written by Darren Shan...

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  • Monster Librarian

    Monster Librarian | 12 July 2013

    Zom-B is the first title in a new series of the same name, by teen horror master Darren Shan. B is a teen in England, with a troubled life, with an abusive, racist father. When a small town in...

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  • Bedtime And Candles

    Bedtime And Candles | 10 July 2013

    Brian Barry, referred to as B, is a high school student living in London. Always struggling to impress his abusive and racist father, B has become somewhat of a bully. At school, Brian targets...

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  • Steph The Bookworm

    Stpeh The Bookworm | 10 July 2013

    I love, love, love zombie books, but this one was a bit of a letdown for me. I found that there was little to no action until nearly the end of the book, and that I was a bit bored until the...

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  • Alluring Reads

    Alluring Reads | 25 June 2013

    Holy freaking cliffhanger, batman! I am actually mad at this book right now. But, beyond my anger at the shocking last page of this book I have to say that I had an absolute riot reading this...

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  • Taking A Break

    Taking A Break | 12 June 2013

    First of all, the fact that B is a girl took me completely by surprise.

    Oh, don’t worry. That’s not really a spoiler. Or, at least, I don’t think so. Her gender doesn’t affect the story much,...

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  • Joplin Loves To Read

    Joplin Loves To read | 11 June 2013

    I hadn't read anything by Darren Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak series, until Danya recommended "Zom-B" to me, knowing my affection for zombie stories. Wow. Intense book, and not a...

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  • Reviewing Wonderland

    Reviewing Wonderland | 03 June 2013

    Huh. What?

    I’m having a really hard time writing this review, because this book left me feeling so confused.

    I grabbed this book because I was looking for something that would be different...

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  • War Goddess Book Reviews

    War Goddess Book Reviews | 02 June 2013

    Darren Shan’s book ‘Zom-B’ is a new young adults horror story based around the ever popular idea of a zombie apocalypse. The story starts off with news coverage of an apparent zombie attack in a...

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  • Zombie T.O.D.

    Zombie T.O.D. | 27 May 2013

    This is the first book of a twelve part series, it introduces the main character B who has a troubled home life. B life revolves around her fiends, each of them she has given a nickname. From the...

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  • Joplin Loves To read

    Joplin Loves To read | 23 May 2013

    This is one of the most disturbing zombie books I've read. It was really well done, and the ending was completely shocking.

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  • Black Girls Like Us

    Black Girls Like Us | 22 May 2013

    I am not yet unconvinced that a zombie apocalypse isn't right around the corner. You laugh, but don't come looking for me when it all goes down. I will be hunkered down with provisions and...

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  • Mrs. Zed’s Book Blog

    Mrs. Zed's Book Blog | 20 May 2013

    I could only put off Darren Shan for so long. Despite numerous students insisting I read one of his books, I have held off for years. Finally, today, I read Zom-B mostly while my daughter napped!...

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  • The Nerd Cave

    The Nerd Cave | 18 May 2013

    Zombies have attacked a small town in Ireland and around the world populations are trying to determine if the outbreak is real or just a hoax of some to promote a new movie. Zom-B follows young...

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  • Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Read, Rinse, Repeat | 28 April 2013

    This is one zombie book that doesn't hold back. When the apocalypse hits, it hits hard, and the majority of the brain-gorging happens to kids trapped in a high school. They die in a variety of...

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  • Bookster Reviews

    Bookster Reviews | 15 April 2013

    Now as you might know, I'm a HUGE fan of Darren Shan. Like, he and J.K. Rowling tie in my favourite author ever spot. Yes. He's THAT good. So I was freaking ECSTATIC when I heard about his new 12...

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  • Totally Bookalicious

    Totally Bookalicious | 15 April 2013

    I was struggling to decided if I should even review this book because I didn't like it but figured I should give it a mini review. I can't always have good reviews on the blog. If I am going to...

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  • Digibytes

    Digibytes | 06 April 2013

    This review will contain spoilers for Zom-b by Darren Shan. Let me start off by saying Darren Shan is my all-time favorite author. Be it vampires, demons or quests to be the best executioner in...

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  • Booked Magazine

    Booked Magazine | 25 March 2013

    If you haven’t started the new Zom-B series by Darren Shan yet then there’s only one question – what are you waiting for?

     

    The first three books have already been released, ‘Zom-B’, ‘Zom-B...

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  • The Story Fanatic

    The Story Fanatic | 25 March 2013

    The semester is ending, and I am in the last few weeks of panic and rushing. Thus, if my weekly blog posts start to sound fragmented and inane, that's why. I'll be hashing out essays, poems, and...

    Read full review: The Story Fanatic
  • Hellnotes

    Hellnotes | 22 March 2013

    An in your face zombie thriller with open jaws gnashing at your face. Zom-B can only be described as a shudder inducing assault to your senses. Zom-B is a horrific zombie tale that got it right....

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  • Books Change Your Life

    Books Change Your Life | 22 March 2013

    WARNING! MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS!!!!

     

    I finished reading this book in about two hours . The book is fascinating from the very first pages and even if i`m not a big fan of zombies story I liked...

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  • Books @ NCPL

    Books @ NCPL | 20 March 2013

    B is an average teenage delinquent with a freshly shaved head and a very bad temper. B likes to stay out at night with friends, listen to music, and bully people. While B breaks a lot of rules...

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  • The New Zealand Herald

    The New Zealand Herald | 15 March 2013

    After an odd prologue, "B" takes up the story, with his family debating whether the news item about a zombie attack in Ireland is real or CGI. His dad, who we discover is a full-blown racist,...

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  • Fiddle Faddle

    Fiddle Faddle | 08 March 2013

    Hmmm…. What to say what to say... I like this book. Key word is like. It was a fun quick read. It's a great book for a young audience especially if they are into a little bit darker stuff. It's...

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  • The Manly BookWorm

    The Manly BookWorm | 07 March 2013

    I just want to say a few quick words about this amazing novel. It is set in England and it is about a young teen who goes by the name of B. B is living a challenging life with a timid woman for a...

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  • Audiobook Heaven

    Audiobook Heaven | 04 March 2013

    AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: During the last year or so, Zombie fiction has become a booming genre, as if you hadn’t already noticed that. Zombies seem to be invading our culture from every quarter: movies,...

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  • District YA

    District YA | 01 March 2013

    I've been meaning to read Darren Shan's work for many years now and with the launch of his new zom-b series I thought it was the perfect time to start.

     

    The cover is just AMAZING!! If this...

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  • Reviews By Lauren M

    Reviews By Lauren M | 25 February 2013

    Ever since late 2009, I've been a die-hard fan of Irish author Darren Shan and his multiple horror works (most notably the "Cirque du Freak" series and "The Thin Executioner,"a one-shot)....

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  • Book Talk

    Book Talk | 19 February 2013

    Zom-B by Darren Shan opens with a bloody scene in an Irish village overcome with zombies. Everyone in London thinks it’s a hoax and even if it isn’t, B Smith’s racist father thinks it’s alright...

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  • Spantalian’s Book Reviews

    Spantalian's Book Reviews | 18 February 2013

    *Contain Spoilers*

    This book was awesome. It had all the gore at the right time and unexpectedly it dealt with some rather serious issues.

     

    The opening of the book was action packed diving...

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  • Colony Library Lady

    Colony Library Lady | 13 February 2013

    Darren Shan is popular with kids of all ages. His Cirque du Freak, Demonata and The Saga of Larten Crepsley series have been bestsellers. He’s got a new series. And ZOM-B is the first book....

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  • Mystical World Of Books

    Mystical World Of Books | 13 February 2013

    This is my first book that I have read by Darren Shan and it most certainly won’t be my last. It was a very easy read where the words just seemed to flow across the page. The story was so good...

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  • Serious Insanity

    Serious Insanity | 13 February 2013

    The first page of the book is a letter from the author asking readers to try to not spoil the ending of the book for it contains two twists that makes it extremely difficult to not talk about...

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  • Second Look

    Second Look | 13 February 2013

    The Story: When zombies attack the village of Pallaskenry, Ireland, B immediately dismisses it as a joke. As claims of other zombie attacks dribble in from a few other parts of the world, people...

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  • Neary Notes

    Neary Notes | 09 February 2013

    B is a teen living in England with a racist, abusive father who drinks too much and beats B and her mother on a daily basis. Weird thing is, B loves her father and hates him at the same time for...

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  • Teacher LibrarianNing

    Teacher LibrarianNing | 09 February 2013

    B is a teen living in England with a racist, abusive father who drinks too much and beats B and her mother on a daily basis. Weird thing is, B loves her father and hates him at the same time for...

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  • Book Twirps

    Book Twirps | 05 February 2013

    The Story

    When B hears the stories of a zombie invasion in Ireland, it all sounds like a hoax. Surely it has to be some viral marketing ploy for a TV show or movie. B is more concerned with...

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  • Chris Bissette

    Chris Bissette | 03 February 2013

    This is the first Darren Shan book I've read, so I can't compare it to his others; hopefully, though, this isn't his best.

     

    The writing is decent and the story rattles along at a good clip...

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  • Reviewer’s Digest

    Reviewer's Digest | 25 January 2013

    When I saw that Irish author Darren Shan had started a new zombie series I had to get it. From reading his Demonata series I had already got a good taste of his writing style and also a brief...

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  • The ‘Long’ Way Reviewer

    The 'Long' Way Reviewer | 24 January 2013

    In accordance with my last post, I thought that I would talk some more about Zombies, this time from the imagination of the master of horror himself: Darren Shan. I have been a big fan of Darren...

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  • Blog Dangerous

    Blog Dangerous | 19 January 2013

    Having never read a “Shan” novel before, I was unsure of what to expect from number one best selling author of the young adult series Cirque du Freak.

     

    What Shan does in this grim story of B...

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  • Confessions of a Book Addict

    Confessions of a Book Addict | 19 January 2013

    Zom-B by Darren Shan is not the kind of book I anticipated it to be. In fact, it deals more with the cruel reality of racism, abuse, and dysfunctional youth, than zombies. I personally love a...

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  • YA big BOOKworm!!

    YA big BOOKworm!! | 15 January 2013

    Darren Shan is considered a master of horror. His books are intriguing and compelling. They take you to a world full of unimaginable possibilities. This series is no different. It is about a...

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  • Moore Teens Unite!!!

    Moore Teens Unite!!! | 14 January 2013

    Everyone thought it was a joke, a hoax, anything but real. There’s no such thing as zombies. B just puts it out of her mind and tries to go about her ‘normal’ life. But B is wondering more and...

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  • Ink Bitten

    Ink Bitten | 13 January 2013

    Judged By Cover: I Approve
    I have constantly been seeing this book in stores lately and have wanted to read it for such a long time! I like the cover, you can obviously see the title and the...

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  • My Teacher Loves Books

    My Teacher Loves Books | 12 January 2013

    Well, I just sat down to start this book because- wait for it-Darren Shan is coming to OUR SCHOOL!!! So excited. He really writes books that reluctant readers re:boys, love. I start every year's...

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  • After the Last Page

    After the Last Page | 12 January 2013

    I don’t know exactly where to start, so let’s go right from the beginning.

     

    This book started with one of the most graphic and intense zombie scenes I’v ever read. It was compelling, bloody,...

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  • Reading Teen

    Reading Teen | 10 January 2013

    At a Glance:
    Ever since I realized that zombies were didn't actually exist, they've been among my favorite of mythical creatures. And since there is a serious lack of good books about dragons...

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  • Phoenix Grounds

    Phoenix Grounds | 10 January 2013

    I was going to write a review first for Zom-B Underground, and then I realised that somehow I have not yet posted up a review about the first book, Zom-B.So naturally I had to begin with the...

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  • The Whispering of the Pages

    The Whispering of the Pages | 07 January 2013

    This was my first Darren Shan book and I really enjoyed it. It was well written, with interesting characters and a good plot. And I get what he was doing with the racism angle, I really do. The...

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  • Sidonie Helena Reads

    Sidonie Helena Reads | 05 January 2013

    5/5 stars.

     

    I don't know what to say other than wow, just wow. I haven't read a Darren Shan book for nearly a year now (and boy, have I been missing out) I guess I was just scared to read...

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  • Orion Junior High Media Center

    Orion Junior High Media Center | 03 January 2013

    If you like zombies and horror writer Darren Shan, you will love Zom-B. Zom-B is the story of B, a student in England. B’s dad beats the family and flies into a rage at almost anything. B goes to...

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    Alexander Gordon Smith | 02 January 2013

    As most of you know, I am a massive Darren Shan fan. His number one fan, in fact. He was hugely inspirational in starting me writing, and I now consider us friends, which is so awesome. And yes,...

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    The Secret Bookshelf | 02 January 2013

    Plot Summary (Spoilers)

    The book opens with an extremely gory scene of a zombie invasion in Ireland. Soon the book takes us to B’s town. We learn of B’s abusive father and what B endures to...

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    Book Expectations | 02 January 2013

    B is a troubled high school student- disrespectful, shoplifts, gets into fights and basically writes off school. But all that is the least of B’s problems. B has a horribly racist and abusive...

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