The Zom-B Chronicles are a collection of 12 books which tell the story of the life and adventures of B Smith. B is a high school student who is utterly bored and frustrated by life, until a virus breaks out in the high school and all of the students are locked in!
And who are the puss-covered guys hanging around the school, or the guy with owl-like eyes and a poochie stomach? Or Mr. Dowling, the maniacal clown, whose appearance is quite dreadful and who drips spiders from his mouth. I am sorry to say that you have to read pass the first book to find out. This collection of stories takes place in and around (and sometimes under) London. Chapters are short and the story moves quickly, with wickedly drawn pictures to help you feel scared or disgusted along the way. There are loads of bad guys and crazies, but who exactly is bad. It’s kind of hard to tell. And how will this end? Not the way you think.
These books are a great read for anyone who likes zombie books, and the author has a lot to tell us about human nature.
The Hunted by Charlie Higson, penultimate in The Enemy Series #6
“The sickness struck people sixteen and older. First it twisted their minds; next it ravaged their bodies. Now the sickos roam the streets, crazed and hungry for young flesh…”
This is hugely graphic story with blood and gore thickly spread. From a writer who feels young people should experience fear to be prepared for later life, he is, to phrase it tamely, obliging. It’s okay, if you have a stomach for zombies and intense horror. This series has a huge following of fans. Charlie Higson can tell a story for sure, interweaving stories and creating complex believable characters, but if you dream about what you read, try Higson’s Young Bond series instead.
6th Grade and up and for fans of The 5th Wave and Across the Universe
What a ride! Nothing could make me put this down, until Andrew (who shall remain semi-anonymous) wrenched it from me to read over the week-end. Thankfully, it’s on OverDrive, and I was able to download it and save the week-end. I don’t do zombies, but this is so exciting and “wonderously frightening” – the author’s own admission, that you cannot help but be scared witless half the time.
There is no easing into this nightmare. Amy Harris’s life as she has known it is changed forever when They take over. Her parents have vanished, and she is on her own. A breather comes in Part 2, but there’s something not quite right in this so-called safe place that creates more unease and more tension. The book ends culminating in a cliff-hanger. More to come! It can only be good. This debut writer, Lunetta, writes well, and her new fans will no doubt look forward to reliving the hot and putrid breath of her zombie creatures in her new book due out in June this year.