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Zom-B Baby

(Zom-B #5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,904 ratings  ·  173 reviews
B has spent the last few months bunking with the Angels, a group of teens dedicated to eradicating the evil dead from the face of the earth, beginning with the undead roaming the abandoned wreckage that was once London. But the Angels' mission is a bit more complicated than that, and B takes to the streets of a very changed London to decide: is it a mission really to be be ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Okay, it just got weirder

I really, really like the premise.

Becky "B" Smith starts as a semi-racist ne'er-do-well. She knows racism is wrong but she spent so many years under the thumb of her bigoted father that it's difficult for her to separate what she parroted back (to avoid beatings) and what she actually believed.

Since becoming a zombie, she's become emancipated from her father, has had to develop her own sense of righteousness and morals, and experienced so, so many situations that forced
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not sure what exactly I was expecting but it definately wasn't that 😨 ...more
Kimberley doruyter
b seems to have the worst luck in the world.
Faseeh Ilahi
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
I just finished Zom-B Baby by Darren Shah. And it was freaking amazing.

It is the 5th book in the Zom-B series, which is a zombie apocalyptic series.

Rating: 4/5 🌟

So if you guys haven't read the first 4 books then stop reading this coz It might spoil those books for you.

The story starts where the 4th book ended, when Dr Oystein told Brian that god spoke to him regarding this attack of zombies.
Brian found it really hard to believe this story and leaves the country hall because she think that Dr. O
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.5

This was an interesting read. This book was a bit less exciting that the last book. I thought B was not doing that much in this book. However, I have to say B is now one of my favourite heroines. I think she is turning out to be a great character. I felt this book dragged a bit, but it was still better than the three books. The baby stuff near the end was a bit weird. The series is better than I thought it would be, I am glad I decided to give books 2-12 a shot. I can't wait
Kari Chapman
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, ya
I'm beginning to think this series isn't for me. I'm interested in the ideas and the world, but am starting to get very frustrated with the fact that the books are so short there's no real story progression in any book. I'd probably enjoy it better if I had waited until the series was finished and read them all in an omnibus edition.

Like most of the other books in this series is seems like by the time the story starts moving the book is finished. This book sees B fighting with herself over real
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies, young-adult
This one was too slow at first for me. Nothing happened in the first half! B is just torn on the information she was given at the end of the previous book and goes around getting others opinions. That's it! Lots of pondering! Now when she once again hits the streets things get more interesting and we get to see a familiar face once again (YAY!). The title "Baby" doesn't come into play until the very end. But it is disturbing! Rage's character plays a slightly different role in this ne that has m ...more
Sean McBride
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Zom-B series has so much going on. They are all short and fun reads, but there is an underlying heart to them, including a social message. Shan has begun to transcend the normal everyday Horror/Action book, and move into what makes good horror stories great. I'll pull a parallel with Night of the Living Dead, because they're both about zombies. In Night of the Living Dead, we have class war, racism, and social commentary as to where America was moving as a society. In the Zom-B series we ha ...more
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This one got interesting! I kept waiting for the baby to show up, because--hello!--Zom-B BABY and was fully expecting to be creeped out beyond belief. Besides only glancing at the picture for less than a second, it really wasn't as bad as I was expecting! If anything I was more creeped out a couple books ago when (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Keeping up the interesting twists and turns and rich concept building.
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, zombies
(Spoilers for Zom-B #1-#4 but spoiler free for this book)

I'm a little frustrated by the format of the Zom-B series as it is really slow. This is the fifth book but it feels like we have barely got into the main story. If this was a series of fewer, longer novels a lot of the sections in the early books wouldn't have made the cut.

That said, this is a great read. It almost entirely sees B reflect on what she was told in Zom-B Angels as she wonders if she is really on the side of God against the d
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
This book gave me chills and such eerie feeling. The starting wasn't bad at all, it's just, maybe it lacks of a bit explanation and metaphor (i know this is a an eerie book, but gawd, please put some metaphors, i felt like reading a kiddo book y'know). Even though the book wasn't that thick, it took me literally 3 weeks too finish it.

First, maybe it's because of the cover, the baby with his teeth looked like a shark. At some point I did really thought that his mom had made out with a shark or so
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That's just so disgusting and freaky!!! WHY!


I actually loved the slow-paced nature of the plot in this book. I really enjoy what Darren Shan is doing with this series. He is throwing in lots of ethical and moral dilemmas that characters have to go through, which in turn becomes a moral lesson for the readers. Very well-done.

Favorite quote:"I've always seen God as a massive diamond with thousands- maybe millions- of faces. We get a different view of the diamond, depending on whi
Alley Kat
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the 5th Zom-B book written by horror master, Darren Shan, Zom-B embraces her decision to leave the Angels, not attracted to their mission. As she journeys through a ravaged London, B comes across an old friend and a horrible discovery.

The short release span of these books makes it hard to forget details, which is good for a reader juggling so many books. That's a reason why I didn't have to struggle to remember a character brought back from two books before. The ending to this book was a bit
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-goal-105
While this series isn't a favorite, I enjoy it enough to keep going. They are fast, easy reads with a different take on zombie lore.

I like that in this one B is learning to take some responsibility for her actions and trying to find a better path for herself. I like that she anguishes over her doubts of the world and lets them weigh on her decisions.

Looking forward to were those decisions lead her soon.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing because it had the right amount of scare and action and it also was cool because the babies that she always dreams about is in it but this time it is only ne bebe.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm incredibly torn with this series. I LOVE zombies, I generally love Darren Shan's books, and I love the concept of this one, but I feel like I'm watching water circle a drain and just waiting for it to finally fall through. The story is developing so slowly that I just can't get into it and get excited about it, plus B isn't a particularly likable character so I find myself just sort of following without caring what happens to B. It's disappointing because given how much I love Darren Shan's ...more
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 04-2017
This book was not as enjoyable as the last because this one is more of B finding her place in where she should be. She has left the County Hall which is where Dr. Oystein was because she didn't believe in his religious beliefs. She would rather off herself than deal with them so she left to head back into the city. B comes in contact with Timothy again-the painter. Turns out he now has (view spoiler) ...more
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, zombies
You know what is so good about Darren Shan's books? You think you have an idea what the book is about and where the story is going and then all of a sudden you realize you know absolutely nil.

In the fifth installment of Shan's Zom-B series, B must decide whether or not to join the Angels in battling the freakish clown Mr. Dowling, the Owl Man and the mutants in an ultimate battle between good and evil. That's not saying this book is the crescendo. Based on the Cirque du Freak series, we could be
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
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Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wolf (Alpha)
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
I liked this book a lot. I like how she is not entirely trusting of the doctor. I like how Rage helps her to make a decision on whether to leave or not. I like how she finds Timothy. I hate how the babies from her dream have appeared and are doing exactly what she said they were. I hate how Timothy dies in the end. I rate this book 5 stars.
Christine (KizzieReads)
That was quite an interterestingvtwist towards the end.
Tom Sturtridge
Fastest read of the series yet. Cover to cover took me just over an hour and a half. Surprised even myself with that. Another great installment in the Zom B series as we really begin to have B Smith develop as a character and change what she believes in. She has time to reflect and reflects hard. Just wish every character we meet didn't meet and untimely end or at least died in a more high stakes environment or being so close to safety. Nevertheless, another good installment. ...more
Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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WOW this book was gooddddd!It was creepy, gory and hilarious.

The book picks up right off where the last one left off. This book has more serious undertones with B questioning about her life, if its worth living, about God and about her staying with Dr. Oystein and believing in his quest. B does a lot of soul searching during this book and thinks abut her situation and the situation of the world. She reflects on things she has done and things her father had done, realizing the wrong that they bot
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At A Glance

Young Adult; Zombie
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: no
Cliff Hanger: yes
Rating: 3.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
B is still bae.
Worst Part: Kinda dragged.
Thoughts Had: oh a boy!; oh nvm :(


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: B wanders around most of this book trying to find her spot in life. and the whole time i'm thinking, why
Samuel Kelly
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
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Excalibur Snape
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Had to give this book a two because religion was mentioned way to much and it took forever to get to the parts about the baby which is the title of the book.
It was fast pace and it was never boring.
I can't wait to continue with the series.
I love that at the bottom of the page on top of the numbers were blood splatter that was cool and so was the picture of the scary baby.
Paul McAvoy
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was disappointed with Book 4 in this series, and was thinking I would be disappointed with this one after reading a hundred pages, but then the story really picks up and we have a truly great second part of the book.
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Librarian's note: Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash. And in the past he has released books for adults under the names D.B. Shan and Darren O'Shaughnessy.

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

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