85. The Vampire's Assistant

The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak, The Saga of Darren Shan Book 2

Pages: 241
Finished: May 14, 2008
First Published: 2001
Genre: YA, horror
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: next in the series. YA challenge

First sentence:

My name is Darren Shan.

Comments: Darren and Mr. Crepsley return to the Cirque de Freak and Darren has a hard time coming to terms with his new half-vampire status. He makes friends with the Snake Boy but finds himself becoming weaker and weaker as he resists the urge to drink human blood. This second in the series was even better than the first one! Most of the book is spent fleshing out Darren's character as he struggles with his preconceived ideas about evil and good. And exiting and unexpected ending with plenty of gory bits made this a quick, page-turner. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.


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