REVIEW: Zom-B #7: Mission by Darren Shan


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, Genre: Fiction/ Zombies, Pages: 175, Reading Level: Easy

Book Description:

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.

And we get back to the racism… in more ways than one.

Yes, Shan’s Zom-B series is full of blood, gore, depravity and so much more, but he addresses social issues as well, from interesting points of view.

Zom-B Mission is yet another outstanding, entertaining addition to the series. As with its predecessors, the story line is great and it is a quick read. In fact, I tore through three books in two days. I know, that’s not necessarily fast for some, but I do have a life and chores.

While obviously Young Adult, I advise parents to read each book before allowing children to read it. I don’t allow my daughter to read them, although she continues to sneak peeks. Okay, she’s in middle school, but she’s definitely interested. The problem is not the violence, racism, etc., to which others may object, but rather the fact that every time she steals a look, she ends up in my bed at night because she too scared to sleep alone. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Reviewed by Christina
April 19, 2015

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