Book Review: ZOM-B MISSION

PrintE-mail Written by Scott Varnham

ZOM-B Mission Review

REVIEW: ZOM-B MISSION / AUTHOR: DARREN SHAN / PUBLISHER: SIMON & SCHUSTER / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

The seventh instalment of the ZOM-B series is mostly dedicated to world-building which, considering it takes place in a London not that far removed from our own (with the obvious addition of zombies), is quite a risky thing to spend an entire book doing. Fortunately, this is one of the aspects of the book that really works. Shan has included a line or two about the wildlife and lack thereof which makes complete sense and makes us wonder why we didn’t think of it before.

We’re also starting to get an idea of what’s to come in this series and get a feeling of who’s doing what and why. We almost feel bad for the characters who’ve been through hell, as it looks like the answers to those questions will be surprisingly mundane; their efforts might well be for naught. An organisation from the real world makes a surprising reappearance, and it will be interesting to see where the story goes based on this.

In fact, the most interesting thing in the book is the fate of Mr Burke. We hope this gets wrapped up soon while the mystery is still potent, as by 2015 the younger crowd might well have forgotten who he is and why his fate matters.

All things considered, this is an improvement on the last book. The plot of this one has at least stuck with us (which, as we said in our review of the last book, is a lot more than could be said for much of the series) and for once we’re looking forward to seeing what the eighth book will have to offer. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a string of hits.



Suggested Articles:
Gwendolyn Bloom is a teenage schoolgirl who, ever since her mother was murdered, has spent her life
From the author of the Revelation Space series comes a tale of interstellar war from the perspective
This Young Monster explores the world of some of modern culture's most beloved monsters, taking a lo
In case you hadn’t realised, it’s 70 years since the death of HG Wells, which means (in the UK a
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Book Reviews

THE CRUELTY 20 February 2017

SLOW BULLETS 18 February 2017

THE NINTH RAIN 14 February 2017

THIS YOUNG MONSTER 14 February 2017

THE TIME MACHINE 13 February 2017

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS 12 February 2017

HEARTLESS 10 February 2017

WINTER OF THE GODS 09 February 2017

EYES LIKE MINE 09 February 2017

THE ART OF THE BOSS BABY 08 February 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner