Sunday, March 24, 2013

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

by:  Darren Shan
published by:  Little Brown Books for Young Readers
publish date:  January 2, 2013

Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Why exactly was B saved? And is there anyone left in the world to trust?

The first Zom-B book was a surprise for me.  It was one of those books I ended up liking a lot more than I expected to.  So, I was excited when my library got the audiobook for the second book in.  This book, like the first, was narrated by Emma Galvin and she's one of my favorites, so automatically it goes up a few notches in my book.

At the end of the first book (sorry if this is a spoiler) B gets turned.  She wakes up in some kind of prison and/or testing facility.  While she is a zombie, she has somehow managed to retain her consciousness.  B is part of a small group of zombies that still have functioning brains.  However, she is locked up while government official try to figure out how to use her and others like her to their advantage.

Zom-B Underground was just as interesting as the first book.  I really like this series and can't wait to see where it goes.  There are two more books in this series coming out this year.  The first Zom-B City is coming out April 9, the next book Zom-B Angels is slated for July 9.  It looks like there might be a Zom-B #5 as well, but no title on it yet.

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