Posts Tagged ‘Zombie novel’

Zom-B Gladiator by Darren Shan Zom-B Gladiator is the 6th book in Darren Shan’s Zom-B series. Before I start about this book I would like to thank the author for writing this amazing series. Dam I have to wait until I get my hands on the next book! This book is my favorite one  in this series so far. Zom-B and gladiator is a nice combination, as the title suggests it is very interesting read.

B is training and into rescue missions with her teammates, she is one of Dr. Oystein’s angels now. But one day she is kidnapped by few people whom she crossed paths with earlier and gets into a place where some sick individuals are killing zombies for fun. Like a gladiator game between walking dead and helpless people. What will B do when she is stuck with this twisted people? Who will rescue her? Will she be able to get away from that hell?

My rating: 4 out of 5. I am eager to read the next books in the series as soon as possible. B is really cool and composed in all situations, she is a true kick ass heroine.

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Blackout”Blackout” is the 3rd and final installment in Newsflesh Trilogy. Zombies, journalists,  bloggers and a dystopian twist there is a lot to like in this series. Here zombies are secondary but the problem caused by zombies takes the limelight. How some officials are misusing their power to take control over the people by loosing their humanity and acting more like a zombie themselves is the highlight here. This book was interesting than the first two, it was long but it wasn’t boring. There was excitement everywhere, things happened  and secrets were revealed in every chapter.

It all started in 2014 where the common cold and cancer was cured. Undead started walking around the earth killing and converting whoever crossed the path. But the world didn’t end, people found a way to live around this zombies. In 2039 Georgia and Shaun Mason started their adventure to set a biggest story of revealing the truth about these undead. Now in 2041 after loosing Georgia, Shane is the leader of the surviving staff of After the End Times. He is waiting for his revenge, to find out and kill whoever did that to his sister. There are mad scientists, zombie bears, and rouge government agencies they have to face and not to forget our evergreen zombies. Things are getting worse but the biggest secret is yet to reveal that is the re birth of Georgia Mason.

I was bit disturbed by the sibling love affair but then they were adopted so there is no blood relation. The ending made me happy but the same time left me kind of  heart broken. My rating: 4 out of the 5. I highly recommend this book to YA dystopian fans.

Zom-B Baby Creepiest cover ever! This covers gives me chills. There is one thing about Darren Shan’s books, you think you have an idea what the book is about and all of a sudden you realize that you know nothing about it. Zom-B Baby is the 5th installment of Zom-B series and in this book B must decide whether or not to join the Angels in battling freaky and dangerous clown Mr.Dowling and the mutants.

B is not sure what to believe and what not. She has been training and living with angels for past few months but still she is not able to believe in their motto. She has to think about it so she runs away from there searching for an answer. But soon she has to go through the same streets of London she passed few months ago, filled with walking dead people. But instead of answers to her questions she finds something horrible and more dangerous thing ever.

I don’t want to add any spoilers in my review. When you read it you will come to know what is this horrible thing she found. My rating: 3.5 out of 5. It was really a good read, I finished reading in one sitting. This series is getting more and more creepy. I am now ready to read the next book in the series- Zom-B Gladiator.

Zom-B AngelsZom-B Angels is the 4th installment in Darren Shan’s ”Zom-B” series. This book was a lot less action packed than the first 3. But it did answer some of the questions that I had been asking during the other books. Here a few more characters are introduced and the story gets a new twist.

After spending few months out side in London with walking dead people B has forgotten about normal life. But soon she finds strange signs all over the city-a “Z” plus red arrows. By Following them, B finds The Angels- a group gathered in the hopes of combating the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. It seems that they are also aware of this hideous and dangerous  joker looking zombie master. Whom are they fighting against? Will B find a reason to join them in this strange battle they all are training for?

My rating: 3 out of 5. I have been giving constant 3 stars to this series from the book 1. This is another interesting book in Zom-B series I enjoyed reading.

Zom-B City Zom-B City is 3rd installment in Zom-B series. In this book you can see things finally coming together, although not really. You will get the picture of B Smith’s hometown, London after the apocalypse. As she suspected, things have gone to hell there and the city is full of walking dead zombies. But again this book lacks actions, there is no one to challenge B Smith as zombies are no longer threat to her. Its like a story of lonely depressed girl in the city of undead.

B Smith after the escape from the Underground is back in London city. She needs to follow few rules to stay alive, when she reaches her house she gets radio access and finds out about the rescue team coming to save the survives in the city. Finally she decides to go to them and explain what she is and wait for them to accept her. But she is hell wrong!  Who can accept a walking dead conscious zombie to live with them. But there is someone who is more dangerous and her nightmare who wants her to join him.

My rating- 3 out of 5. Good enough to read the next books in the series. I  highly recommend this series to zombie fiction fans.

White Trash Zombie ApocalypseWhite Thrash Zombie is a zombie fiction series with a twist. Its not about our  usual brainless walking dead zombies. I loved the first book but then it happened! the thing which happens in every series, story looses its quality and stats to bore you. ”White Thrash Zombie Apocalypse” is the 3rd installment in this series. Not as enjoyable as the first two in the series (hope it gets better in the 4th book). This book had an overall tighter tone compared to the previous two stories. May be the lack of humor made it bit boring to read.

Our white thrash zombie, Angel is a busy girl trying to solve her issues. Alcoholic dad, on and off boyfriend, zombie mafia, and need of keeping the job at any pressure can be a handful. But soon everything is going to change when a zombie movie starts filming in town. When a dead body finds it way in the film set she starts to suspect something is rotten there, not the film but the people behind it.

My rating: 2 out of 5. The plot was kind of all over the place, so many information and so less importance in the story made it more irritating to read. But the cover of this book is attractive and kind of creepy too.

Zom B UndergroundAfter 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 was going to throw at the readers next. This book was as good as the first book and I enjoyed reading it. It is a very short read (hardly 2 hours) and I finished reading it in one sitting.

After throwing Taylor to the zombies, B has been turned into one, and is being held at an under ground military facility after coming back to  consciousness. B learns that there are two types of zombies, revitalized and revived zombies. B is revitalized one she gets her memories and consciousness back while revived zombies are walking brain dead killing machines. There are many teenagers who are like her helping the govt to research zombies. Zombies don’t eat the the revitalized ones that is the plus point. But still B has got no answers to her questions about this zombie madness happening worldwide. But soon she will know enough to want to runaway from there.

This book also ends with suspense note, exactly as the first one ended. Unlike first book, this book has got lot of zombie actions. My rating: 3 out of 5. I am definitely continuing this series.