Audio Review: ZOM-B Angels by Darren Shan


Contains Spoilers

This series! It’s so addicting, but aggravating at the same time. ZOM-B is a 12 book series, and each volume is about 160 pages. They all have ended on cliffhangers, and when I was first reading the series, a majority of the books weren’t out. Now that the series has been released in its entirety, I decided to give the audio books a listen. I am enjoying them so much!

Since it’s been a while since I read book 3, I was grateful that a short synopsis of prior books is given at the beginning of each audio book. While I don’t recommend it, you could easily jump on at any point. The story is so much fun, though, that I suggest you start at the beginning.

B is a zombie. After shuffling around London mindlessly, hungering for brains, she regains her senses. Now with the ability to suppress her cravings for brains, she is struggling to find meaning in her new existence in the ruins of London. Following signs, she meets up with Dr. Oystein and his zombie “angels.” Dr. Oystein fills B in on the cause of the zombie virus, and warns her that Mr. Dowling is a servant of Satan, just as Oystein is a servant of God. Both are battling, Mr. Dowling to destroy humanity, and Oystein, to save it.

This series is highly entertaining, despite some issues with B, a girl who continually makes the same stupid mistakes. It’s been quite a while since I read the previous book, but the narrator gives a quick overview at the beginning, so I didn’t feel lost. The narrator is engaging, and when the cliffhanger came at the end of the book, I immediately borrowed the next in the series. These are short, action packed, and fun to listen to.

Grade: 4 stars

Review copy borrowed from my local library

About the book:

After spending the last few months wandering around London–a city filled with the dead–B Smith has given up hope for any sign of normal human existence. But then B finds strange signs all over the city–a “Z” plus red arrows. Following them, B finds The Angels– a group gathered in the hopes of combating the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. But all is not as it seems and it’s up to B to find out: what battle are they truly waging?