Trials of Death by Darren Shan
Fifth book in Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan series
Finished: July 10, 2008
First Published: 2001
Genre: YA, horror
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
If people ever tell you vampires aren't real -- don't believe them!
Comments: At this point in the series it becomes increasingly difficult to summarize the story without giving away what has happened in previous books so I will no longer summarize each individual book in much detail. This book does start a new phase for the series, though. Darren is still with the Vampire Council and a new threat has begun.
This turn in the story's plot was very interesting and excitement. I'm really enjoying the whole vampire community that Shan has created. Shan has strayed from the typical (Dracula) type of vampire and created his own, very unique, vampire mythos. This particular book in the series is probably my favourite so far. The twist at the end took me by surprise and the cliff hanger ending has me anxious to run to the library for the next volume. What a great series for vampire fans!