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Zom-B Bride

(Zom-B #10)

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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  811 ratings  ·  89 reviews
B Smith has been rescued from the den of torture she’d been trapped in—but her savior is none other than the murderous maniac clown Mr. Dowling. He’s desperate to woo B and have her become his bride. He disgusts her, but B knows an opportunity when she sees one. Can she marry a monster if it means saving the world?
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Little, Brown for Young Readers (first published February 1st 2015)
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Miranda Reads
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-series, audiobook
Was I the only one creeped out by the age difference?

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Narrated by Emma Gavin - she (as always) gave life to this series.

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Ada
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh B, you Master of Disaster you...
Bonnie
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another winner. I love how short these stories are, but it always leaves as a cliffhanger and I have to wait for the next one to be published. Excellent!
Meg McGregor
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favorite book in the series so far!

B now uses her mind to battle the zombie threat. When Mr. Dowling asks her to marry him, at first she is rightfully disgusted by the proposal. But then she sees, if she bargains with him, that she can get him to stop murdering people. That would be a significant start to ending the violence that is all she knows of the world any more.

I really enjoyed learning of the backstory of both B and Mr. Dowling. I liked seeing how Mr. Shan is developi
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Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.5

This was an interesting read. I have to say this was also maybe the creepiest and oddest book of the series. It was creepy because of the zombie babies. I was really creeped out by them. It was odd because of Mr. Drowning's love for B. I thought it was like a straight out obsession. I did find it interesting to learn more about Mr. Drowning and the zombie babies that he created. I thought B was good through most of the book, and then made me remember who she really was at the
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Chappy
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, goal-1000-books
Everything I wanted since first meeting Mr Dowling all the books ago, getting more of his back story and learning just how he fits into Shans mythology for his zombie infested world and the larger scale plan he has in place for the warring factions.
It was great to get an insight into the forces that B has been working against since the beginning, up to this point they have only been something we see from afar but never get to see up close. We are now privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of
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Tomas Whelan
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this is the best book in the series. it was very good because we got a lot of answers that we have all been thinking about . it has a really good ending and is very grim but very good
Dan
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, zombies
(As usual, spoiler free for this book but my review contains spoilers for previous books in the series)

So B has gone off with the crazy clown Mr. Dowling and his hoard of babies. Things are not looking good.

Except things are not as bad as they seem. Mr. Dowling has grand plans for B & they are pretty obvious from the title of the book. But surely B would never agree to such a thing...

This book is all about Mr. Dowling. He's a villain I've not been overly keen on thus far, too absurd & s
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Kc Chapa
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Interesting new perspective on Mr. Dowling. How I missed B! I am starting to get really sad knowing that there are only 2 more books! I will miss B so much! How awesome if Hollywood made a movie out of this series.
Ricky
Once again, we get total grossgustingness a la Shan. But my God, those babies...they're too creepy for words. *shudders* At least we got a great ending for this one. Can't wait for Fugitive!
Library_boyfriend
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
just when i think darren cant be any more imaginitve...ick!
Haley
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 04-2017
3.5 stars
I feel the entire series is starting to pick up now that it's getting towards the end. I really liked this book and how it was probably the fastest paced book out of the entire series. There was just so much happening in this book and it made it super enjoyable and not want to put it down. This book was about B being rescued by Mr. Dowling from Dan-Dan (ugh I really hated that man) and his accomplices. Mr. Dowling wants B to be his wife... yeah very strange and B is trying to figure
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

These are like crack. Impossible to put down. Despite being occasionally grotesque and ridiculous, B's adventures are entertaining and keep me coming back for more

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Zanib  Sajjad
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy, just finished the book, and I have to say I am satisfied, and yet I do not know if I will be able to wait so long for the 11th book.

A lot transpires in Zom-b Bride; we finally get a glimpse at the lives of the villains that have been shadowing the series since day one. I really like that about this particular book, because how often do the bad guys have their stories told? I mean, what makes a character bad anyway? There's got to be a reason, and this book enlightens us a little. It als
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Sophie
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
*SPOILERS FOR EARLIER BOOKS IN THE SERIES*

When I first picked up Zom-B I never expected to be devouring book ten as soon as it arrived through my letterbox, but I gobbled up Zom-B Bride in a matter of hours.

We left B as she made a deal with the devil (super creepy clown, Mr Dowling) in order to save the humans left at the power plant. Being carried across London by a hoarde of zombie babies is seriously creepy and a brilliant image, but I was more disturbed by B’s seeming ease with the babies! B
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Cameron Mitchell
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really am very fond of Darren Shan; he continues to be one of my favourite authors. For any faults he may have, the earnestness with which he writes makes any of his books a pleasant reading experience. Darren's imagination is broad and his ability to plot a long series, maintaining interest by slowly revealing information, is quite impressive. While most people like the novels with a lot of action, for me his best books are usually the slower paced volumes that provide us with insight into th ...more
Emma Streets
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darren shan never fails i always go into one of his books knowing im going to love it and im always right.
This instalment was no exception i loved it so much im now second guessing my feelings on a few pf the characters i used to hate and i enjoyed the back story on some of the 'villains' of the story and on the babies i t made me laugh, kept me hooked was interested and a lot of questions were answered it wasn't as action packed as the previous books but i think this book was one of the best a
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Christina
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another epic story from the master of horror. This one doesn't disappoint as always. Looking at some of the pictures that are included makes me wish this series was done in a complete graphic novel. That would be epically awesome!
Ali
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
کتاب های مجموعه زامبی زیاد طولانی نیست و من هم از کتاب های طولانی خوشم نمیاد. در ابتدا زیاد این مجموعه رو دوست نداشتم ولی در جلدهای بعدی اوضاع بهتر شد واین هم یکی از اون جلد های خوب این مجموعه هست
Elian ortega
May 27, 2015 rated it liked it

This book is called “Zom-B Bride” and it’s by Darren Shan. This is the 9 or 10 book made by him in the series. In the last book she was tortured by a man who called himself Dan Dan! He was a sociopath who would kidnap and torture kids to deaths. She was rescued by her enemy who was a zombie/humans clown who led an army of mutants . Becky rescued as many humans as she could in the time that the facility was being overrun by mutants. During the battle she was hurt from the wounds that were all ove
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Hunter
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
(spoiler alert!) Becky Smith wakes up only to find out that she is being carried by the zombie babies that saved her from the attack by Mr. Dowling's army on the base of the KKK and Then Becky Realizes that the Babies are head strait towards Mr. Dowing's base, but it turns out that Mr. Dowling is not going to attack her. since Becky is injured he would heal her. he doesn't know that she is trying to get him to tell her where the vial of Sleshinger 10 is. but the weird that is that Mr. Dowling as ...more
Jojobean
This book was good but not as good as the others. It was more of an information book.

In this book we see more of Owl Man and Mr.Dowling. B is taken to Mr.Dowlings lair/home in secret subway tunnels.

We find out what the creepy babies are, how they came to be and why they call B mummy all the time. We also fins out a lot about Mr.Dowling. Mr. Dowling communicates mentally with his followers and he establishes this connection using electricity. He shocks B and from then on he is able to communica
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Valentin
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a tough book to review... It revealed some of the secrets and of the mystery of the babies, and Mr. Dowling, but B keeps getting hinted that Dr. Oystein isn't what he claims to be and yet, the retard main character keeps thinking the same thing "Mr. Dowling BAD, Dr. Oystein GOOD", and doesn't even consider checking things out. And that's the same way the book ended. One of the poor points of the book, is the fact that B could end everything if she just kills the clown herself, or she cou ...more
Katherine
This is one of my favorite books in the series, just by having the development of the mutant babies as well as more of an in site of Mr. Dowling. Seriously I never thought I would feel for his struggles - who knew?! And the babies... OMG, I love them! Is there something wrong/twisted in me for being attached to them...

I love B's crown, rock it girl! Aww B is a romantic at heart - who knew?
Mr. Dowling asks to marry B... I didn't see that coming!

Why am I emotionally attached to some of the crazy
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Amber
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
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Kristen
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the others in the series--the more serious issues of race and good/evil are overshadowed by what feels to me the need to shock and disgust the reader. (Though I'm sure my middle schoolers will love it). This one feels like another transition book--something that was written to set up a bigger battle or story in the next installment. I still love B, though--she continues to evolve as a character, and we also get more information on Mr. Dowling and how he ...more
Trisha
Jul 26, 2014 rated it liked it
It's so hard to believe we're 10 books in.
This one was just as gory and terrifying as the other ones. It doesn't disappoint with bloody gross descriptions and awful amazing pictures.

But, for some reason, this one was just okay for me. I enjoyed the entertainment value but some of the decisions of B were confusing and I'm not sure what angle it's going now.

I guess we'll see more in the next one. We have a few more answers though, and it gives me hope we're working toward a conclusion to this seri
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Adam
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So, this book is a little different from the rest. I like B as a character, which is essential in a book. I'm sad we didn't get to see any Angels, but that's okay since we spent time with Mister D. Now, originally when I saw the plot, I was horrified. Zom-B was so fantastic all along, and now it just turned ridiculous. But no! I understood the plot, which I adjusted too, and enjoyed B's whole plan. I enjoyed their fight at the end, too. The book was a bit slow, but enjoyable.
Tori
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Best story in the series yet! Oh my, it's so wonderful getting to know Mr Dowling better! I wish they would have said exactly what turned him into what he is... I still think there is so much more to him than what Mr Shan is letting us know. The story was as gory as I expected it to be AND I'm so glad that we finally get to see what the babies are all about and how they came to be. CREEPY! Only two more books on the seires..so very sad!
Paul McAvoy
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the tenth in the series of Zom B books. It's a slow burner, and quite probably the oddest in the series yet with the blood bathing, gruesome mother-love and edginess. We learn more about Mr Downing and the 'babies.' And Mr Downing's strange love for B Smith. An electrifying finish in which we probably see the the end in sight.
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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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