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I received my copy from the publisher9780857077646By: Darren Shan

B Smith is looking for something and she is drawn to the Z symbol and the weird path it seems to highlight. It leads her to a man, a man who knows her name. This man knows a lot more than that and he has a proposition for her. Being a brain eating zombie is one thing but entering into a war for more than her own survival is new. B needs to decide if she is ready for whatever it is that the Dr is offering.

A cool and creepy installment in Shan’s zombie series. These zombies are what you expect and more, the descriptions of them, well I’ll leave you to read them. B is strong she has to be to survive to become what she has become, there is more to it all than that though and the story with it’s layers is intriguing. It draws you in, and the more snippets of information that come out the more you want to know. Darren Shan is very good at writing creepy. If you like your books with horror themes then you should definitely pick up a Shan.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Published: 20 June 2013

Format: Paperback 240 pages

Categories: Horror, Zombies

ISBN 13: 9780857077653

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Birth of A Killer

By: Darren Shan

Larten Crepsley Saga bk 1

Larten Crepsley is one child of many forced to work in the silk factory to earn a small amount of money but at least he gets to work with Var. That is until their foreman kills Var as a warning to the other kids. This devastating turn of events and its immediate consequences, causes Larten to flee his home. On the run he meets Seba Nile, who tells him of vampires and offers Larten the opportunity to become his assistant. If Larten agrees it means turning his back on humanity forever, but what does he have to lose when it feels as though humanity has already turned its back on him?

This is a prequel to the popular Cirque Du Freak books. The world Shan has created is dark. As Larten struggles to embrace his choices you are compelled to continue on the journey with him down this dark path. The story covers a lot of years for such a slim volume but this ensures the key points are what is touched on and that the pace remains brisk so you don’t lose interest. The different sections have their own intriguing plots points. I found Larten’s introduction to the Cirque Du Freaks darkly fascinating.

I picked this book up with the understanding that I should at least try a Darren Shan novel so I knew what I was talking about and found myself swept into a tale I rather surprisingly enjoyed. I can certainly see the appeal in Shan’s storytelling. Worth a look if you want something that will skirt you along the darker places. It’s language and style puts this in the upper end of middle grade fiction, horror in basic genre but so far as I have read not too graphic to make it inappropriate.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Published: 01 April 2011

Format: Paperback 256 pages

Categories: Horror, Vampire

ISBN 13: 9780732291105

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