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Zom-B Underground (Zom-B #2)

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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,471 ratings  ·  184 reviews
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 s...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Stephanie
This review and others are posted at Read, Rinse, Repeat.

Note - This review contains spoilers of Zom-B, the first book in the series.

I give Darren Shan credit for trying something different in the zombie genre. Unfortunately, Zom-B Underground didn't work that well for me. B barely meets the definition of a zombie. Yes, she craves brains, but all of her mental abilities are intact. Where is the fun in that? It felt like a bit of a cheat, to be honest.

One of the focal points in the first novel...more
Sophie
SPOILER ALERT: Although I’ll try not to spoil anything, there may be the odd spoiler for Zom-B.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading Zom-B so I couldn’t wait to get stuck in to Zom-B Underground, and I have to admit that I devoured it in one big gulp.

As I read a proof copy of book one I really loved getting to see the awesome comic-strip endpapers and full=page illustrations in this one. Brilliant! But anyway, on to the review.

Things have changed drastically in the small amount of time s...more
Abbie
Actual rating - 2.5

Zom-B Underground was slightly better than Zom-B, but it still wasn't that good.

The characters in this installment weren't as rubbish as they were in the previous one, but there still wasn't any characters that i liked.

There was more action in this, but i still wasn't very excited by it.

Overall, better than the first, but not good enough to make me want to continue the series.
Vincent Bissoni
What a great book! Always wanted to know what happens next couldn't put it down
Jenni Arndt
After devouring Zom-B by Darren Shan I was quick to jump into the second book in the series, Zom-B Underground. The cliffhanger at the end of the first book really left me hanging and I couldn’t wait to find out where the series would go from there. Unfortunately, that cliffhanger makes writing this review spoiler free of the first book utterly impossible, so consider yourself warned. Spoilers for Zom-B ahead!

We catch up with B as she wakes up in an underground complex that appears to be some so...more
Amber Harrison
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Jai Dadlani (Ficlov)
Right, so I finished reading this book literally ten minutes ago, and I wanted to write my review as soon after as possible, because I didn’t want to forget any of the cool bits. I was left reeling by both of the twists in Zom-B, especially the one at the end. I was all like “HE JUST KILLED THE PROTAGONIST! WHAT?” which, I’m sure, is exactly the reaction he wanted to get. But, of course, she wasn’t really dead. Well, she was, but not in the way you think. Confused, much? Let me clear that up for...more
bjneary
B has really redeemed herself in Zom B Underground. When she wakes up and realizes she is a zombie; B accepts it and really criticizes and berates herself about throwing Tylor to the zombies when he father commanded her. B makes a pact with herself to be a much better person; someone she herself would like since she has such self loathing for killing Tylor. There is a doctor and a guard who interact with B and answer very few of her questions. At some point she is “fed” and given drops for her v...more
Nina
Beyond expectations! The way the first book ended, I thought “This is it…”. Darren Shan proved me wrong. Again! Never trust in what you assume, only in what you KNOW! Exciting plot twists and full of action!
Kc Chapa
Better than the first one. Very interesting take on the whole zombie theme. And I still love the pictures!
Jennifer
After the complete shock of book one's ending, I just had to know what the author was going to throw at me next.

While I enjoyed the book, and seeing how B handles this new situation, I was never completely invested in it. If these books weren't so short (about 2 hours to read, maybe less), I would have stopped reading.

Also, there was one character who comes in towards the end which FREAKED ME OUT. I tried to just skim over his description, but there is a picture right next to the page I was re...more
Ada
I like seeing B evolving. B is not your typical zombie and can fight most urges. I am looking forward to the continuing story and finding out why B is so valuable to basically everyone. The description of the clown in this book made my skin crawl. I have no idea how on earth Darren Shan came up with that. It is definitely something extremely creative. Also, I am wondering when the creepy man from the first book will make his comeback. I feel like he may be the tie to everything that B is trying...more
Matthew
It's only been a few hours since I finished and reviewed the first book in this series, and it's safe to say, I'm on a bloody (pun!) roll. True to form, Mr Shan has again written a highly addictive and easy read. I am loving it! I remember reading his Demonata series and being in absolute awe at how clever and enjoyable they were, and the same feeling has taken over, and I'm latched onto this series and devouring (I'm on a pun roll!) as much as I can. That reminds me, I should definitely go back...more
Skylar Taylor
So after I read Zom-B #1 I was looking for something so adventurous but this book wasn't so much like that.
But if I don't compare that with the other books, it was absolutely amazing. I love all of the Zom-B books including this one.
B wakes up in a dark place and meets different people including humans and Zom-heads. Different people here are interesting. Different zombies with different attitudes and behavior. Like Cathy, Rage, Mark etc.
When she realizes the doctor, Josh Masoglia & Reilly...more
Gilbert
ZOM-B - Underground by Darren Shan
A. Teenage boys and girls who like horror or suspense.
B. I give this book four (4) stars out of five (5) stars ★★★★☆.
C. I never thought this book would not only contain details about zombies, but also talk about the Holocaust. I thought that the main character B would reunite with her parents, but she didn’t. She did not get to see her parents after the zombies attacked her school. I like how the author added foreshadowing about the setting, because this way I c...more
Bret Trexler
I recommend this book to anyone who likes zombies and action. I give it 5 out of 5 stars, I loved Underground just as much as the first book in the series. B wakes up in an underground lab that is run by the military, but she is no longer alive. B Smith is now a zombie, but still has the ability to think like a living human. There are very few zombies like her and they call themselves zom heads. This book had a lot of fast-paced, descriptive action, and unlike the first one, the action started r...more
Aisha Prevost
I already knew at the very end of book 1 that B is a girl but i still can't believe that she is a girl. The author used more things in this book to show that B is a girl because it's no 'secret' anymore.

Before I started reading the second book I thought that the character's would change, maybe the story would move to an other city or an other country. But no, it just went on with the same characters and the same place.
I was first confused, cause I thought she was dead or turned into a crazy zomb...more
Josh Eidam
I really liked this book because of the complexity of it all. B wakes up and finds herself surrounded by zombies and these people in big black suits. The people in the suits start killing the other zombies and she finds out that she is a zombie too! But the weird thing is, she can talk and think like she could when she was alive, and her sense of hearing and smell is extremely better. She is about to be killed, so she starts to talk and say don't do it. The other people stop and take off their m...more
Krista Ivy
B’s become a zombie and is now in a strange facility with a guy throwing a bunch of flames at the other mindless zombies surrounding her. She lashes out at him and is pulled from the group when they realize that she has her mind back and is not like the others. The people throwing flames at her were like herself. They were zombies with their minds and memories still. They call themselves zom heads. She becomes a part of the group and finds out about the strange stuff that they are being fed (duh...more
Naqib
she is taking things way too lightly being undead. it's cool. but i do feel pity to the undead-dead.

B, i don't like her. for some reason she rubs me in the wrong way. she clearly has no sense of what is right and what is wrong. why is she the hero of the story anyway? and it wasn't until the second book that i realized that B was a girl. she is like having too many personality and desperately trying to be the hero of the story. i mean, what is harm of being polite to others? and she had faced th...more
Ashleigh
Darren Shan is one of my favourite authors. That is why I'm continuing with this series. However, I'm not all impressed with these books. I can take them and leave them, which is unfortunate because I have all of them that have been published so far. I don't know if it's because I have a hard time connecting with zombie stories in general, or if it's because there's something about this series in general that I don't like, but where The Demonata series, the Saga of Darren Shan, and the Sage of L...more
Evan A
I read this book because my friend Tanner was reading it, and said it was pretty good. I'm also into things like zombies so I thought it would be a good book. The story takes place in the present time in London. It goes around London from place to place with the main character. The character in this book is facing coming back to life, but being dead at the same time too. The characters name is B and she is a special kind of zombie. She is dead, but has recovered her wits and can talk and do all...more
Jennifer
Zom-B Underground is the second in the series and does have a much different tone than the first. First off, the role of racism in the book is much reduced, partly because we don't see B's dad at all. Also B is trying to change, to be better and have a better attitude towards those who are different, possibly erring on the side of having too much sympathy.
In this book B is locked up with some other teens, all being tested and monitored by scientists with the support of some military folks. When...more
Gerri Adams
I'm not sure what to think of my first zombie book. Perhaps I need to think on this one.
Keelee
Arrrrgggghh!!! Cannot form complete sentences. More later.
Netanella
First paragraph: THEN…

Becky Smith’s father was a bully and a racist. He often beat B and her mum, when he wasn’t working hard to stop the flow of immigrants into the country. B loved and feared him equally. She swore to herself that she didn’t share his vicious, racist tendencies, but at the same time she never challenged him about them.


"Zom-B Underground" picks up where the first book in the series left off, with B awakening in an underground complex, having turned into an intelligent zombie, a...more
Bekka
First – I wrote a review for the first book in this series, Zom-B, but I cannot find it anywhere. It’s not in my archives, it’s not on Goodreads. It’s simply disappeared, all for a small excerpt on the author’s website. I don’t know what happened, but I do know this: this series is one of the strangest and more interesting series I’ve discovered in a long while, and I really, really enjoyed the first one. The second one was even better.

These novels are my very first experience with Darren Shan....more
Carly
I’ve been a long time fan of Darren Shan’s writing. I remember picking the first few titles from the Vampire’s Assistant series when I was at the beginning of my university days and devouring them. He’s the undisputed master of teen horror and the Zom-B series is Shan at his absolute horrifying best.

I read and loved Zom-B, the first book, last year so feel free to take a look at my review here, if you are so inclined! After enjoying Zom-B so much I was hoping the second installment, Zom-B Underg...more
Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
This review was first written for The Nerd Cave and is a continuation of a dual review of Zom-B book 1 in the Zom-B series and this book, book 2.

...Then there is Zom-B Underground, book two in the series; Underground is a continuation of book one and picks up with B a few months after the attack, only thing is – B doesn’t remember anything. NOTE: Haven’t read book 1? Stop reading this review… I don’t want to spoil it for you.

If you have read the first book, you may have noticed a lot of big even...more
Shiku
Die deutsche Rezension findet ihr hier.

The review contains spoilers about Zom-B.
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The last time B Smith got up the world was still okay. There were reports about zombie attacks in Ireland, but who is possibly supposed to believe that? B had to learn the hard way that this attitude can have fatal consequences when zombies overrun the school the teenager attends.
Now, everything is different. Zombies are real and B’s father made his child do things that can neither be forgo...more
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Librarian's note: Also writes under the name D.B. Shan.

Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He is the author of The Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series o...more
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