It has been a while since I last read a Darren Shan book and it is especially embarrassing after saying I was going to read all 4 of his major series in a year. Anyway, it is time for a review.
How many survived the zombie apocalypse?Where do the living hide in a city of the dead?
Who controls the streets of London?
B Smith is setting out to explore…
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After getting to know the series again I jumped right back into this book as I forgot just how much I was liking the story and I wanted to know more about how B is able to live the way she is and how she will cope with the fact that she wont kill anyone for brains in the outside world. We follow B as she makes her way through London back towards her old house, it is here that she finds out that the army schedule pick ups in different parts of the country and she is going to wait out till there is one in London so she is able to show herself to the army and try and help the human race. We get to also see the first time a human see B for what she really is, half alive half dead and how they are going to react to her.
The story itself is great as we get to know more about B as her own character as she is going to be one her own for a lot of the time and this is when you will get to make your own decision on the zombie girl. I personally found that I liked her a lot more in this book and hopefully that is going to be a good sign to come.
There are pictures included in the book but they are only placed when the author thinks would be a good time for the reader to get a good view of the world that B is living in. I like having this occasional pictures as they help show you just how messed up the world is and you wonder just how long B has got left before she dies.
The writing is as amazing as ever with Darren Shan, he is amazing at making the scene so easy to imagine even without the pictures and just going off the description of the clown alone that is enough to give me nightmares never mind the cover of the book. Also we have to talk about the cliffhanger and how much it makes me want to hurry up and finish this review so I can get right into the next book.