A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Monday, August 25, 2008

146. The Vampire Prince

The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan
Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Book 6

Pages: 192
Finished: Aug. 24, 2008
First Published: 2002
Genre: YA, horror
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: Next in the series. And the book is due back to the library tomorrow!

First sentence:

Be careful who you trust.

Comments: I'm beyond the point in this series where I can give a plot summary without giving away spoilers from previous books. The story arc that has been building since book 4 comes to a close in this volume and a stunning ending sets up a new direction for book 7. I say this every time but this is a wonderful series that any vampire fan of YA is going to enjoy. No new characters are introduced in this volume but there is a setup for a new villain to come and I'm excited to read the next book, as usual! I'm just really hoping some of the characters from the Freak Show come back before the series ends.


  1. I'm glad you are still enjoying this seires. I like the rush factor getting it read before having to pay a library fee!

  2. I'm a little envious that you're able to keep up with a series. I tend to lose track with all those I begin after about half way.

  3. rhinoa, yep still loving this series! And I don't like paying library fines.

    john, that is exactly why I created a blog devoted to keeping me on track with my series!

  4. I really need to give this series a read. I have been reading Shan's other series "Demonata" which is super so far (I'm at book 5)

  5. Yes, I can't wait to finish this series so I can start on "Demonata"!