Review: Zom-B Mission by Darren Shan

Horror, Recommendations, Review

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Title: Zom-B Mission
Series: Zom-B #7
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: Jan 2014
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis from Goodreads
B Smith and the other Angels are relieved to finally receive their first mission to safely escort a group of human survivors from the zombie-infested streets of London to New Kirkham, a barricaded safe haven in the country. But after battling through crowds of undead monsters, B discovers that the survivors of the town do not necessarily represent the best of humanity. And when evil influences make their way to New Kirkham, unearthing demons from B s past, the humans will be forced to choose between being honorable and being safe.

Darren Shan continues his adventures of a teenage zombie trying to right the wrongs of a flawed human life, exploring the morality and ills of society through the lens of an apocalypse gone wrong and a terrifying hell on earth reigning.”

Review by Amelia (14/15)
Zom-B Mission is about a zombie apocalypse which causes massive disruption between the living and the dead. Also there is a twist, there is not just the living and the zombies, there are angels too, and whose jobs are to safely escort the living to camps where they are safe from being bitten or eaten by the zombies. They encounter a lot of obstacles whilst they are delivering a bunch of humans to a camp across town.

The main character is a girl called B who works for HMS Belfast on the Board, which gives the angels jobs to take the living to compounds which is a ‘safe haven’ for the living. Whilst on a journey to escort the living to a compound in New Kirkham she bumps into an old friend whom her dad did not like her being with, because her friend was black and her dad was a racist.

My favourite part of the book is when a bird touches a child and infects it and turns it into a zombie, the reason that this is my favourite part of the book is because it shows that nature also plays a part in any world, and it makes the whole story more realistic. 

Also the fact that B’s dad is a racist also makes the story more realistic because even a zombie apocalypse will not change people’s disgusting attitudes.

The only thing I disliked about the book was the fact that you had to wait until the middle of the book for it to start getting exciting with all the action.

I think that one of the ‘angels’ should of actually been a zombie disguising which would add a twist to the journey.

I would recommend this to others, around teenagers because there are some swear words and disturbing scenes throughout the book.

I would give this book 5/5.


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