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Series: Zom-B #7
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: Jan 2014
Source: Review Copy
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.”
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.