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Zom-B Family

(Zom-B #9)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,088 ratings  ·  106 reviews
The ninth terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan.




B Smith is discovering the true meaning of family . . .
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 2014)
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Faseeh Ilahi
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
So I just finished Zom-B Family by Darren Shah.

Rating: 4.5/5🌟

It is the 9th book in the Zom-B series. So if you guys haven't read the first 8 books then stop reading this coz It might spoil those books for you.

The story starts where the 8th book ended, when Brian is taken hostage by Dan Dan and his evil associates which includes her father too.
Later she finds out about her mother. But she could not help her.
B is tortured a lot in this book coz literally I wanted to puke and I was crying a lot.

Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
B Smith is suffering through the zombie apocalypse as A) a zombie and B) a zombie with a conscious.

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Read by Emma Gavin - and she did a lovely job on this audiobook!

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Fergus Dennehy
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I assume that by picking up this book that A) You’re up to date on this series so far or B) You’re an older fan of Darren Shan and you’re curious as to what he’s up to now.

Well, let me catch you up on what he’s been doing.
Zom-B family is the ninth book in the zombie-infested series by the ‘Master of Horror’ Darren Shan. If you are not up to date on the series and are allergic to spoilers…put on your face mask and blindfold now.

You have been warned.

At this point in the series, we have learnt tha
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.3

This was an intriguing read. This is my favourite book of the series. I thought it was really good. I was happy that B got some revenge. Also, I loved the bravery that Vinyl showed during that situation. I can't believe he let B do that. I think it just shows how much their friendship means to him. Love it. Also, I thought B's dad was a great character to learn more about. He showed who he really was near the end, and it is clear that he is a better person. I was shocked by t
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, zombies
(As with all my Zom-B reviews, this contain spoilers for previous books in the series but remains spoiler-free for this book).

It very much looks like the end of the line for B Smith at the start of this book. Betrayed by fellow undead Rage, she finds herself among a group of evil people who have joined together to achieve their own goals in the apocalyptic world. There's the Ku Klux Klan, which includes B's own father in their number, the Board, a group of rich people wanting to rule the planet
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At A Glance

Young Adult; Zombie
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: no
Cliff Hanger:Rating: 4 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

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

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
B got her revenge.
Worst Part: Gore scenes very gore!
Thoughts Had: oh no!; ick ick ick ick!; GET HIM!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: oh, this is one of my favs of this series. I can't spoil much, but i'm so glad that B g
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 04-2017
3.5 stars
This book was extremely heartbreaking and I never thought Darren Shan could be capable of this much hurt. This book is about Rage turning on the angels and bringing along B with him. They end up at the place with Dan-Dan, Owl Man, the KKK clan, and even B's father (surprise). This book was a little dragged out around the beginning where B was trying to figure out what she was going to do and then once the middle came along your spirits were about as high as B's (which were extremely
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ok granted, I went into this book thinking it wouldn't be that great, given the last few books have focused more on the lore and things happening in the back ground. But it turned out to blow my freakin mind, so much happened in so short a time. Old grudges ended in very satisfying ways, it went places that the books haven't gone in terms of theme and events, old characters and a few old ones reappearing and a lot of character development for our Becky.
We ended on another intense cliffhanger an
Zanib  Sajjad
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this installment! Things are finely veering off track from what I'd originally expected. And FINALLY (maybe) there'll be more of Dowling, Owl Man, and the babies in the next book. I am dying to know the connection they share with B. ...more
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
B's best line in this one: "Get stuffed, fat man." ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book I would really recommend it is a very good series of books .this is a Horror genre
It's a series which I enjoyed. It was funny and suspenseful . It had a good cliffhanger at the end.
I would recommend for all genders from 10+ and would be okay for year 7 + it's not too bad
Christine (KizzieReads)
Very gruesome in some parts.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, is the ninth book in the series. The book is a horror and was really amazing.
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books in the series so far, and its so good as well as being so much more gory!

And this right here is my fav line:
' but if there’s a fight to be fought, I’m compelled every time to stand my ground and face it. I’m a sucker for lost causes. '

B is so freaking cool, I was with her 110% and I believe in her so much. She has a similar point of view of the world as me, and so I felt for her more.

Vinyl is so awesome and smart, B's friend is like an average friend you'd
Stephen C
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
As I'm typing this review I keep looking at the book cover, and every time I do I find myself stopping stopping typing and being transfixed by those eyes, those creepy, staring eyes, and so I'm thinking I might have to continue typing this with my eyes closed and hope my touch typing has improved!

Here we have the next piece of the puzzle, or as i'm starting to think of it the next TV episode in the Zom-B series, because that's what the series feels like to me, short bursts of action that gives s
Lance Lenahan
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing

B Smith finds herself in the one position she didn't want to be. Captive in the camp of the KKK after being turned on by a fellow angel whilst delivering Dan Dan to them in exchange for her best friend and the other captives from New Kirkham.

What will she do knowing that Dan Dan wants to see her hurt.

How will she deal with the fact that Owl Man appears to be in league with them. But more importantly can she finally have the answers from her dad ab
Louise Jones
i dont normally read these books but in a cruel sadistic way really enjoying the gruesome of this work and the way people are brought back like vinyl who must admit have forgotton about and with only 3 books left in the series is really hotting up !!!
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? Exactly what I continue to say about this series. Absolutely amazing! Thank goodness I only have to wait until February for the next book. So much going on this book and I am so happy that certain "people" are no longer with us. ...more
Book Mitch
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best one yet! So gross!
Kc Giannini
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the series, love B, hate waiting for the next installment.
Jess Boal
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Good but surprisingly not as good as other Darren Shan, and reminded me strongly of Gladiator
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zom-B Family is the 9th book in the Zom-B series following Becky Smith and her freakish journey through the chaos of apocalyptic London. After her Escort of the menacing child-killer Daniel Wood, she was captured by the KKK and brought in to the complex where she was approached by her father after being saved from death by him. He talks about what happened after the school attack and the fate of her mother, and after her conversation she is taken around the complex by Owl Man and The Board to sh ...more
Sean McBride
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very satisfying addition to the series. We get to find out a bit more about Owl Man and Mr. Dowling. We get clarification on Rage, and we get a conclusion to many of the narrative arcs that we've had outstanding thus far in the series. Dan-Dan is still one of my most hated characters of all time, and that's praise for Shan's writing. Every time he's on the page, you as the reader feel uneasy, slimy in a way, and he carries that through to this novel well. There was a large shortcoming ...more
Tom Sturtridge
Zom-B family definitely ramps up the gore and the imagery. The descriptions of the torture Dan-Dan puts B through is almost more gut-wrenching than the gore seen throughout the series so far. This is also helped massively by the illustrations at certain points. This instalment sees B Smith come to terms that her Father, who she previously thought had died, is in fact now a member of the KKK and is still a bigot and racist. She finds out her mother is in the same compound, but is a zombie. A slig ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been put through a roller coaster ride of emotions with this one.

NEVER would I have thought I’d feel somewhat happy with the way things turned out between “B” and her father, but he turned out alright in trying to make things right between him and his daughter.


And let me just say that I’m pretty good with gore, but I got a little cringed out when it came to Dan-Dan’s torture methods on Becky.

And I just want to add that Dan-Dan’s death was not as satisfying as I would have
Emy M.
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick Pointers:
*When I give a rating I try to keep them as regarding the genre of the book. For example if I review a horror novel it would be in regards to other horror themed works I’ve read, NOT every single book I laid my mitts on. I mean, imagine comparing “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” with “The Picture of Dorian Gray”…. HOW??!!! Either way, have fun and be good to one another.
*All out of 10

Plot: 9/10 YESSSSS!!!! I can’t convey the joy I felt when Dan-Dan’s finally reaped what he s
As usual with this series I had mixed feelings about this book. Some events and characters are so difficult to like but they're supposed to be like that so I always feel conflicted while reading. Overall this was my favourite book in the series, it was the end of the road for a lot of characters and brought back a few we hadn't seen in a while. The story moved along nicely and one particular thing was teased but never revealed, I can't wait to find out what that is. The violence and pain the cha ...more
This series really makes you question what makes a monster. Are the zombies the monsters, or the humans? It seems like the answer should be clear, but it's not. My personal opinion of all of this, the zombies are the victims. There are very few people willing to step in and help them.

This book does get a little more emotional than others in the series. Characters from early on come back, letting the reader see how these characters are coping with what has happened. It's these characters that ma
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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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