This review contains SPOILERS for both Zom-B Underground and the previous books. If you would like to read the other reviews you can find them in the Zom-B series tag.
“I can give you two words,” I tell him. “The second is off. Can you guess the first?”
In a way, this book and the first one, while being arguably very different, are both introductions to the series. Zom-B introduces us to our main character B and got the ball rolling when it comes to the zombies (and mutants). If you think of that book more as a preface then Zom-B Underground is really the start to the series. You do need both to fully prepare yourself but the first book is more like the calm before the storm in a lot of ways and Zom-B Underground is the start of the actual storm. The pair of them connect really well and it definitely feels like the pacing and structure is going to be good across the entire series and not just during the individual books.
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This is actually my second time reading this book. In fact, I was reading the series as it came out but over time I, unfortunately, lost track of the releases and never got the chance to finish the series. I did, however, manage to get through 9 of the 12 books but instead of picking up where I left off (considering there was a pretty big gap in time), I decided to just start from the beginning and write a little review for each book a long the way. So for this review, there will be no spoilers whatsoever considering it’s for the first book.
For those of you who don’t know, Zom-B follows B, a teenager living in London where zombies attack. Even before the undead rise, B lives a life filled with racism and abuse that are just as important in their story as the zombies. Throughout, we see how all of those things can connect and we get to know B as our main character.
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NOTE ABOUT SPOILERS: This post will be reviewing all three books in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han so there will be spoilers for all three of them.
So, although this trilogy has been on my radar since the first book came out in 2014, I didn’t get the chance to read them until the movie adaptation came out this year. Well, I actually listened to the audiobooks and they were pretty great.
The narrator, Laura Knight Keating, did a really fantastic job. I love how she changed her voice ever so lightly for each character. It got to the point where I knew exactly who was talking without the need for Lara Jean to clarify who was speaking. Listening to the trilogy created this whole experience that made reading each book more and more entertaining.
The rest of this post is going to be split into sections that will talk about each book.
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So far, this is my lowest rated book of 2018 but I actually quite enjoyed this, it just wasn’t as good as it could have been. In some ways, it gripped me right away and in others… it took a while.
For those of you who don’t know, the Rest of Us Just Live Here has two sides to one story. It takes place in a small town that every so often experiences the presence of supernatural creatures. At the start of every chapter, there is a small, italicised section that tells the story of a group of teens who are essentially the chosen ones that have to deal with the strange happenings around town. The rest of the story follows teenager Mikey and his friendship group as they try to survive till the end of the school year while all of these strange things are happening.
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This is spoiler free HOWEVER there is a spoiler right at the end (which is indicated).
I have to admit, this one slipped under my radar for far too long. Funnily enough, I’ve seen the cover for the Upside of Unrequited everywhere but I never knew, until recently, that it was written by Becky Albertalli or that it was a part of the Simon universe. Not that the latter matters too much although I will say that if you are interested in reading Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda, I recommend reading that before this one because there will be minor spoilers in the Upside of Unrequited that could ruin your experience of reading Simon.
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NOTE: This is spoiler free but there will be spoilers for Simon VS the Homosapiens Agena.
There’s a lot of pressure when you have high expectations for a book and you’re 90% sure that it’s going to be good. A pressure because a part of you knows you shouldn’t have such high expectations, no matter what the book is, but the other part of you simply can’t help it. That was the case for me with Leah on the Offbeat.
Earlier this year I re-read Simon VS the Homosapiens Agenda which is a favourite of mine and also the prequel to this book. Reading Leah on the Offbeat wasn’t something I planned because I didn’t own a copy at the time of finishing my re-read of Simon, however, while I was on holiday at the end of June I walked into a bookstore and right there on the shelf was one copy of Leah on the Offbeat. One copy? Of course, I had to buy it. It felt like a sign.
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