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Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash. The plot was amazing. It had a very predictable plot bu Finished it in one sitting. Shan and Darren O’Shaughnessy. Lists with This Book.

Steve, who has an obsession with all things vampire, immediately recognizes Mr. Plus, for adults, he released The City Trilogy originally under the name of D. Jun 27, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a short gory book with a slightly new twist on the vampire mythos geared heavily towards male readers though I think girls won’t feel alienated at all and the inclusion of a “freak show” is something fascinating and I welcomed reading about a topic done to death heh that ended up still feeling unique.

Also, if you liked this book and this seriesdefinitely check out his other unrelated series, The Demonata ; I really loved the first book and I can tell you that reading A Living Nightmare after Lord Loss that his writing only gets better.

Darren comes back and watches Steve ask Mr. That ending really hit hard as an “adult” now much more than it did as a kid when death meant little to me. When Darren and his friends discovered the ticket to enter, with a price, they must figure out who will go.

The beginning is very sound, and sets you up to hold your breath to see how ‘Darren Shan’ manages to get on the path that he is walking in life or afterlife I should say. Open Preview See a Problem? Guess the kids don’t need to know about that or any of the other parts of burying a body? I’ve seen this series at the bookstore for years now, and waffled about reading it.


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In fact Darran Shan the main character comes from a really good home life and actually loves his family including his youngest sister. I just want you to know this: I’ve already devoured the second book, and will save that review for later but I find that this is a series that is worth reading.

Because well, vampires, and a huge colorful spider named Madam Octa?

He has a broken neck, and he throws him down to the ek from an upstairs window. This was an excellent start to the series. If the opportunity arises to pay you back, I’ll take it. I am definitely going to read the rest of the series because I’m curious to see where the plot goes.

I even saw a jock at my school reading them, which is quite surprising. Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. Darren Shan was born in in London.

No eBook available Amazon. Crepsley claims is evil, Darren would have to become a half vampire and pledge his life to assisting Mr. There’s a younger sister character with a small part and I enjoyed the siblings’ relationship, but aside from her and a few mothers, this is mostly a series about boys. Crepsley as a vampire who’s portrait he’s seen in an old book. I re-read the series all the time.

A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan

The vampire refuses, for rather interesting reasons, and Steve makes a vow to destroy him one day. I am keeping this review on the vague side because Shan’s books are more fun if you don’t know what’s going on before you read them.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book was just okay for me, but maybe I should’ve read this years ago, because my genre preference has obviously dirque.

Every chapter ended with a sort-off cliffhanger. The story was interesting and just really enjoyable. The descriptions of the freak show are somewhat interesting, but it’s not something I find that exciting. In an effort to save his friend, after the doctors have proclaimed they have no way of curing Steve from the strange ailment that has overcome him, Darren heads off to find Mr.


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Threats are made, and Darren’s world is further shaken to the point where he has extreme doubts in his own decisions and wonders if it would have been better to just allow Steve to die, therefore leading in to the fenebroso better written, and truly awesome second book, The Vampire’s Assistant.

The book was really fast-paced and like I said earlier; never a dull moment in this book. Nov 13, Yasmin added it Recommended to Yasmin by: Overall – I’m ready and raring to go for the next one – bring it on! Darren will face the frsak. Did that bother me? Soaring Eagle Book Award Crepsley is waiting for Frexk, fully aware of what has transpired and willing to strike a deal.

Even though this series is obviously meant for young people, I currently age 32 found many aspects of this book to be enjoyable and entertaining.

El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan (2002, Paperback)

The narrator does an excellent job of milking the gothic aspects. If fl fall from a tree, you break some bones. They’ll beat the bad guys and put things right and everything ends up cool.

Hunters of the Dusk. This has got to frezk one of the best books I have ever read! I am not sorry I read it, just sorry the book didn’t live up to my expectations. I decided to give this book four stars because it’s a good book and it was fun and involving.