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Cirque Du Freak: Saga of Darren Shan #02: The Vampire's Assistant

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Darren was just an ordinary schoolboy — until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now Darren joins the powerful vampire Mr. Crepsley. As he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, Darren tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him — the one thing that can keep him alive.

Review:

"The sequel to Shan's successful horror debut is another guilty pleasure....Gross-out horror fans will devour it and clamor for the next in the series." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The novel provides the requisite chills and suspense....Fans of the genre will definitely enjoy meeting Darren again....Moreover, this book stands on its own, offering readers enough background of Darren's past to appreciate fully the story." VOYA

Review:

"Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is just as enthralling as Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare. Darren Shan has given us another ghoulish feast full of gore and gristle — definitely not for vegetarians!" Bookloons.com

Review:

"The first-person narration seems superficial, and there is little depth to Darren's character. That said, Shan creates heart-pounding, page-turning action that will keep kids reading. He certainly knows his horror..." School Library Journal

Review:

"Fast-paced and full of macabre touches, Cirque Du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and unnatural and also, movingly, the obligations of friendship." J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Review:

"[T]he action gets underway fast and furiously....Shan is uncannily skillful in sucking readers into his macabre world....With this book...it won't take long [for this series] to gain a faithful following." Children's Literature

Review:

"Chockful of wonderfully inventive details about the residents of the freak show...this stand-alone sequel lacks the poignancy of Anne Rice's early vampire books published for adults, but is well suited to young readers." Debbie Carton, Booklist

About the Author

Darren Shan was born in London, but at an early age he moved to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents and younger brother. He grew up watching old Dracula horror movies and reading spooky comics, which were the inspirations for this story. The Vampire's Assistant is the second book in the Saga of Darren Shan series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316606844
Subtitle:
Book 2 in the Saga of Darren Shan
Author:
Shan, Darren
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Freak shows
Subject:
Crepsley, Larten
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Vampires; Mentors; Circus life; Friendship; Fate; Life changes
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cirque Du Freak: Saga of Darren Shan
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.19x5.51x.77 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 256 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316606844 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The sequel to Shan's successful horror debut is another guilty pleasure....Gross-out horror fans will devour it and clamor for the next in the series."
"Review" by , "The novel provides the requisite chills and suspense....Fans of the genre will definitely enjoy meeting Darren again....Moreover, this book stands on its own, offering readers enough background of Darren's past to appreciate fully the story."
"Review" by , "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is just as enthralling as Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare. Darren Shan has given us another ghoulish feast full of gore and gristle — definitely not for vegetarians!"
"Review" by , "The first-person narration seems superficial, and there is little depth to Darren's character. That said, Shan creates heart-pounding, page-turning action that will keep kids reading. He certainly knows his horror..."
"Review" by , "Fast-paced and full of macabre touches, Cirque Du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and unnatural and also, movingly, the obligations of friendship."
"Review" by , "[T]he action gets underway fast and furiously....Shan is uncannily skillful in sucking readers into his macabre world....With this book...it won't take long [for this series] to gain a faithful following."
"Review" by , "Chockful of wonderfully inventive details about the residents of the freak show...this stand-alone sequel lacks the poignancy of Anne Rice's early vampire books published for adults, but is well suited to young readers."
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