I am now onto book 8 of this great series, and with the way the last book ended you know I wanted to jump straight into the next one to find out how everything went down. Anyway, it is time for a review.
B’s first mission with the Angels –sentient, do-gooder zombies– went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham, a stronghold of precious human survivors. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but while saving the town, one of B’s oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.
The Angels are prepared to do what it takes to save him, but B will have to make some very hard decisions about loyalties–to old friends, to the Angels, and to new families and old.
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Of course, with this being B first mission no one expected it to be a cake walk but the way it ended up I am almost certain no one could have predicted everything that had happened to her and her group of zombies. This is great especially after 8 books into the series I thought I would be able to predict when certain things were going to happen but I barely predicted anything and that is all down to Darren Shan way of writing.
One thing I do love most of all about Darren Shans book is that it makes you think more about your moral compass. There is one section of the book where racism is talked about a lot especially with the KKK members being involved, everyone thought because of the way that the world had almost ended that people wouldn’t care what colour skin a person has but it seems to be that they care more than ever and in a certain scene in this book it shows this. But it is the people who don’t think they are racist that are still being racist and that is because they are classing the Zombies who can speak and think for themselves as the same sort of creatures as the ones who are killing everyone. When this is brought up in the book it shows how everyone reacts and I think it makes a great statement for modern day people and racism and stereotypes in general so props to Mr Shan.
We find out more about the history of Zombies and how Owl man and Mr Dowling know each other. This is something I have been wanting from this series since the start and even though I do have to wait till the 8th book I am happy to finally get it and it was great reading about everything.
The bloody ending is amazing, and I wanted to jump straight into the next book but I had to write this review first. Every single book Darren Shan makes a cliff-hanger that makes you want to jump straight into the next book which is fantastic and annoying as it means I must take time to write this review instead of reading. Read this series and this book as they are simply amazing.