Friday, February 28, 2014

My Review of Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Wow. What a great sequel to the first book. Once again, Shan proves that he is a true master of horror.

After the first book ends, B wakes up as a revitalized zombie. These are zombies who are human-like, but they cannot do many human things, such as breathe, bleed, or blink.

B meets a bunch of other revitalized zombies who are with her inside this complex, where they are all being studied by scientists, such as Dr. Cerveris, and being watched by soldiers, such as Reilly.

Rage seems to be the leader of the group since he is a brute and the other revitalizeds follow his commands.

Rage was the second character that I liked the least out of the book. At the end of the book, when a group of mutants let a bunch of zombies loose on the complex, he kills Dr. Cerveris when the group finally makes it to his room to save him, then takes off on all of them and calls them losers.

Cathy was my least favorite character. She was rude and bitchy, especially to B. I loved when B ripped off Cathy's hair because it definitely took Cathy down a peg.

Tiberius was the funniest out of the group. Granted, he had his tendencies to be quite an ass to B, but he was definitely the second character I liked the most out of the book. He was a complete nerd and referenced well known "nerd" things a lot. His references were what made me love his character. He knew so much about things that I know well and it helped me understand what he was trying to say and also made his character more lovable.

Gokhan and Peder were probably the least noticeable characters in the book. They aren't mentioned a lot and they don't ever really talk much.

B was definitely, once again, my favorite. Her determination to stay strong to her values were what made me love her character even more in this book than I did in the first.

Overall, the book was fantastic and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a really great zombie apocalypse series to read. I honestly can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Review of Nancy Drew: The Case of the Lost Song by Carolyn Keene

This may have been a kid's type of book, but it was pretty good for a mystery story.

I originally got this book back when I purchased a Nancy Drew game. The game is called "Nancy Drew: The Final Scene" and it's the fifth mystery in the Nancy Drew game series. The book came free with the game, and I couldn't wait to read it. 

I was hoping the book would be as good and filled with suspense as the game is, and it was. Keene does a great job in the book of creating a good mystery plot that keeps you hooked until you find out who committed the crime.

(Shockingly, I found out that Keene is not an actual author. It's a pseudonym used by various different authors who write Nancy Drew mysteries. It was a total surprise. I always thought that it was a real author, but obviously I was wrong. Whatever author decided to be "Carolyn Keene" to write this book did a fantastic job. I can't say I'm disappointed.)

Overall, it was very interesting. I am a total sucker when it comes to mysteries, and this one does an amazing job at being one. I recommend this to anyone, no matter what age, that wants to read a good, fast, and suspense-filled book.

Friday, February 7, 2014

My Review of Zom-B by Darren Shan

What a fantastic book on horror! Shan truly is the "bestselling master of horror."

This is the first horror story I've read that was actually very interesting. The title drew me in and the story did not disappoint.

The shocking thing to me was that the main character, B Smith, was actually a girl. Shan never mentions that B is a girl until almost the end of the book, so most of the way through, she seems like she is a boy. Shan does a very good job at hiding B's true identity in that way. I was very surprised when I found out she wasn't who I originally thought she was.

The book itself was very fast paced and good. I loved how gory Shan got. It was enough to give you an adequate picture of the scene in your mind, but not too graphic to make you sick to your stomach.

Overall, I enjoyed the book so much and would recommend it to anyone looking for a really good zombie apocalypse book.