Title: Zom-B Baby
Author: Darren Shan
Finally the fourth book is here. Each book in this series just makes me sure it’s one of the best out there. I’ve read a lot of children books, especially horror and fantasy and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such adult themes like racism, religion, blind faith and friendship dealt with so well.
Zom-B Baby is the 5th book in the Zom-B series that deals with B’s journeys as a zombie. After the shocking revelation at the end of the last book, B has a lot to think about. Someone who has offered her a new way of living, some kind of security, a chance to start again. But this person also believes they have spoken to God in a way. B isn’t sure whether to just ignore this or leave the security of the new group.
A familiar face returns during the middle section of the book and gives a nice change of pace to the book. All of the characters in the book are really well crafted and believable. They really do set it apart from other zombie stories out there.
This book didn’t have as much of a focus on gruesome description as the previous books did, which isn’t a bad thing. There are still few moments of terror, but nothing compared to the other books.
As always the ending is amazing. And again I cannot wait for the next book. While I’m not sure what exactly is going on in the bigger picture something is and I have a feeling it’s going to be amazing.
I think everyone should give this series a go. It’s well written, has a fast pace, some very good characters. The first one in particular is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
Thanks for reading,