The book only gets worse. Of course Darren saves everyone in the end with his quick thinking! Apr 23, Gabriel rated it really liked it Shelves: faves , vampires. I read this book some years ago, but it stuck with me in the back of my mind, because it was so unlike anything I've ever read while I was a skinny, too-many-limbs-to-count teen.
The beginning captures your interest, first because it is written in first perspective and secondly because it actually doesn't start with a rainy evening, a clouded day or anything remotely close to what a usual paranormal book starts with - especially when it comes to vampires. The world is well thought out and it is I read this book some years ago, but it stuck with me in the back of my mind, because it was so unlike anything I've ever read while I was a skinny, too-many-limbs-to-count teen.
The world is well thought out and it is clear that a lot of attention has been put into the details and in how to make everything come together.
The idea of a circus is not one I have come across before and it breathes new life into a world which have slowly been taken over by whimpy vampires with no weaknesses who eats animal blood. But, as you grow older, the books are still good and still an enjoyable read, but you'll probably notice the mistakes more. I haven't read them in a long time, but I probably will soon and then I'll return and edit this review to match my new look on the series.
As a side note: At least the vampires don't sparkle. Nor do they eat animal blood. Or anything else. They die from the sun and by getting a stake through the "heart". And by throwing together a new vampire world and having a side story with a circus, Darren Shan have now moved to my independent authors shelf.
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Oct 22, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: series-to-complete , paperbacks-i-own , thoughts-on-a-book , favourite-series , This was a great compilation book of the first three in the Cirque Du Freak series. In these first three books we read about Daren becoming the vampires assistant and leaving his family to go away with the circus. The main character is Daren, a teenage boy who after going to 'freak circus' steals a vampires spider and gets himself in trouble. That's how it all starts, his best friend gets bitten and Daren makes a deal to become the vampires assistant so that his friend is saved.
The second book h This was a great compilation book of the first three in the Cirque Du Freak series. The second book he makes a friend in one of the town the circus is visiting and while fighting his new urges to drink blood tries his hardest to live a normal teenage life. The third book introduces some new more deadly characters, also vampires but offers Daren a chance to get away from his vampire master if he wants. The secondary characters are mostly the other circus performers who I'm sure we'll read more about in the future.
The storyline is superbly original and the authors writing is beyond excellent, it's almost become classical. The pacing is great also and I very much look forward to reading the next books in the series, but I can't at the minute as I've put myself on a buying ban due to lack of space on my shelves.
This was a great book. I want to read the next in the series! It took me a while and when I say a while I mean it, it took me a MONTH to finally start consistently reading it to get through the first book in this 3 in 1 because I found the main character Darren a bit too childish for my liking. What with the picture of the old guy on the front cover I asumed that Darren's character voice in the story would be more mature and I wasn't thrilled by his juvenile thinking. But as I got to the e This was a great book.
But as I got to the end of the first book I started to become more familliar and accustomed to Darren and began to like him and realised he's not ALL that childish. He's really quite brave and loyal. One thing that does annoying a lot about this piece of writing is that there are too many exclamation marks! In every single chapter there was a setence that was punctuated with a! Aside from those two things, this is a pretty good book. View 1 comment. Jul 16, Ben rated it it was amazing. Just remembered about this series but I originally read this when I was like years old and it was amazing ngl.
From the moment I read the last book inside this trilogy: Tunnels of Blood I was captivated. I was there and until the last word I did not realize this was only a story, not real. Pure horror! The Cirque Du Freak saga by Darren Shan was absolutely amazing, Cirque Du Freak is a young adult fictional story based on the main character, Darren Shan, a young boy whose entire world is changed by a couple stupid choices. Upon first reading the book, I was definitely intrigued by the introduction of the first book. With passages such as: "In real life, vacuum cleaners kill spiders.
If you cross a busy road without looking, you get whacked by a car. If you fall out of a tree, you break some bon The Cirque Du Freak saga by Darren Shan was absolutely amazing, Cirque Du Freak is a young adult fictional story based on the main character, Darren Shan, a young boy whose entire world is changed by a couple stupid choices.
If you fall out of a tree, you break some bones. Real life's nasty.
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It's cruel. It doesn't care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen.
People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins. His initial interest in Madam Octa is what leads him to learn of the cold vampire by the name of Mr. Now I know what your thinking, "Vampires? I'm out. This isn't some trashy Twilight ripoff with a more PG spin. This young adult story was tailored to target a young audience, creating interesting storytelling and even encasing the essence of a little boy, too naive and inexperienced in the ways of the "real world".
It is this innocence that keeps the reader captivated and sympathizing the young Darren Shan.
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Throughout the stories, you get to witness the young boy grow and mature. He slowly starts to become more independent and learns to conquer some of the challenges of being a half vampire all on his own, such as making friends. Crepsley is definitely a close second though. This book had many funny and even cringe-worthy moments, but my all time favorite would be when Darren was looking for his fangs in a mirror and Mr. Crepsley caught him.
This segment introduced some playful banter and even a kinder side to Mr. However, one part that I would change, would be the part in which Darren drinks blood from his good friend while in public. The scene is overall awkward and although crucial to a later problem, could have been approached much better. I recommend this book to people who are looking for an easy, but fun and interesting read about a newer twist on vampires.
This story is charming, and although only a small portion of a twelve part saga series, definitely seems to be worth the read. Just a really short review. I read these books years ago and now got my hands unto it again. I love these series. The way Darren Shan can write it so good. He can make a single scene pages, chapters long and it will still be intersting. This particular book series, has a very interesting story with many plot twists. Written by a writer who does not shy away from killing characters.
Which I like. I like characters to be vulnerable.
Even heroes can't always win, right? They don't. Don't think that Just a really short review. Don't think that this series is just for kids. I read them for the first time when I was ish, maybe older and loved them to the bone. I'm a bit older now 26 , and still love them. I know, not a huge age difference and no, I am not old. But many people seem to think that these books are for children about the age of Well they're not. I bet my brother would also enjoy them and he's Heck, if it was my mother's genre, she would love it.
The writing is nice and easy, but still full of adult speech and words your 13 year old will not understand.