Zom-B Gladiator (Zom-B #6) by Darren Shan

Summary from Goodreads

The sixth book in the series. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, B Smith has decided to live — and to fight for good as long as possible. However, London is overridden with the brain-eating undead and swarming with human mercenaries whose sense of right and wrong dissolved when society did. When they lay a trap, B is captured. And it’ll take dozens of battles — and the fight of a lifetime — to escape. Filled with gripping, bloody action sequences, the sixth book in Darren Shan’s horrifying Zom-B series promises the fright — and the fight — of your life.

Hardcover, 213 pages

Published January 2nd 2014 by Simon and Schuster

My Review

Zom-B Gladiator is the 6th instalment in the fantastic Zom-B series. It sees us at the halfway point and really anything could happen….and probably will!

I really enjoyed the events in this story and as usual Mr Darren Shan never fails to bring the awesome! He is developing B so beautifully and I read some things I never thought I’d stumble across….even in a Shan book!

This story sees B fitting rather nicely into Angel life again after her solo mission in the last book. The only problem is that B won’t get too close to the other Angels in fear of loosing more people. I loved seeing this vulnerable side to the normally snarky B.

Things rapidly go downhill when a blast from the past shows up and kidnaps her! She is taken on board a ship where very dangerous members of ‘The Board’ eagerly await her arrival. They want her for their own twisted sense of entertainment….as a gladiator!

B wouldn’t normally play by anyone else’s rules but the disgusting Dan-Dan forces her hand when he threatens the lives of the human children, that are being held captive on board the ship. So she kills and fights like a trooper, but she couldn’t possibly hope to last long against hoards of the undead!

The introduction of Dan-Dan is a stoke of genius! Just when you think no more villains could possibly come crawling out of the woodwork, along he comes and rivals Mr Dowling in a whole different brand of evil!

Zom-B Gladiator is an action packed and kick ass instalment. It sees us introduced to a whole range of new and very twisted characters. B is going from strength and really I just can’t wait to see what exciting adventures she will bring us on next!

3.5 / 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Simon and Schuster for the review copy*

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