The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan

The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan
Posted on June 17, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was just a trip to crazytown. The end kind of explains it a little, but it was still the freakin’ weirdest thing ever. It was so random. Nothing really made sense. It felt like such a departure from the plot. A little side-quest. That’s pretty much what it was. A weird little adventure to finish off one mystery that doesn’t have anything to do directly with the War of the Scars. But I’m glad the mystery got solved, even though I’d have preferred it without all this craziness. It’s pretty interesting, […]

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Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan

Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan
Posted on June 15, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I lied. I totally ended up reading books 7-9 in one day. It was horrible! First there was this huge mess with the police thinking they’re murderers and everything. That’s not a new situation, but it’s extremely annoying. I don’t like it when normal people get involved in paranormal affairs. Ughhh there are so many people involved here. It was the meshing of so many worlds. Not really my cup of tea, but it did culminate into something big. Then there’s the fighting, and the trickery, and the death (such tragedy!)…and the plot […]

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Allies of the Night by Darren Shan

Allies of the Night by Darren Shan
Posted on June 12, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Hmmm…There’s a lot I don’t like about this book. I HATE that he had to return to school. That’s the dumbest thing ever. I hate it when people who have lived in the paranormal world so long have to return to the real world. It seems so unimportant in comparison. I would hate it. It doesn’t matter and it’s not nearly as exciting. Who wants to go back to school when you’re on a quest to save the vampires? Heck, I don’t want to go back to school anyway. We see quite a […]

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Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan

Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan
Posted on June 11, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was good, but…strangely forgettable. I just finished and am having a hard time remembering it. I remember the end, but not much before. We met a few new interesting people. We meet the other Vampire Prince, Vancha March, who is extremely traditional to the point of living basically like a wolf. He’s got weird habits but is pretty cool. Then there’s the not-witch Evanna, who is pretty ok but at time incredibly unlikable. Another neutral character, like Mr. Tiny and Mr. Tall. Then when they go back to the Cirque, we […]

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The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan

The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan
Posted on June 10, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Ok, this book was much heavier than the previous ones? It dealt a lot with death and morality and honor and betrayal. It got pretty intense! Man, Darren’s obviously got a serious case of Chosen-One syndrome. Ever since Harkat told him that he was the key to discovering who Harkat was in life. If Mr. Tiny said that, then Darren must be seriously important. Well, considering what he’s lived through, it’s clear he must be. I’m not gonna tread carefully anymore in regards to spoiling things in previous books. It’s halfway through the […]

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Trials of Death by Darren Shan

Trials of Death by Darren Shan
Posted on June 8, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Wow that was intense! Things are really starting to pick up now. The Trials were just about as bad as you’d think. Quite difficult. Quite painful. Impossible to complete if you aren’t at least half-vampire. You’ve got to be able to withstand a lot. Darren does better than expected, though he nearly dies at several points. Then there’s a surprise twist and something new is brought into play. And what a cliffhanger! People are not quite what they seem. People meaning anyone of any species. It’s a time of trickery. I guess the […]

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Vanquished by S.E. Green

Vanquished by S.E. Green
Posted on June 8, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 6 Comments

Main points This was one heck of a book. I don’t think my stomach ever stopped turning. It’s as brutal as it sounds, and in fact worse, but not as bad as it could have been. It’s the most evil and sinful sort of society but I think Green is a bit lenient with it. (Well, as in serious injury and death count.) In any case, it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s creatively gory, pretty much throughout. I did like all the secrets, lies, and manipulations. You never knew whether something would turn […]

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Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan

Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan
Posted on June 6, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book had elements that were good, but again, it felt just like a setup to something bigger. In this case, it’s obvious. (It’s in the title of the next book. No spoilers here.) All the same, I liked it. (But really. All four of these books have felt like setups for some big plot. There are parts that definitely hint at it, and this book has the biggest reveal yet, but no real action so far.) In any case, the journey to Vampire Mountain is dangerous, but a few notable things happen. […]

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Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan

Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan
Posted on June 6, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was good! Man, I really like Evra. I’m so glad they’re best friends. Also, Darren meets a girl in this book! First time. So exciting. Hehe. It’s the small things, at least when you’re half-vampire. Hmmmm. I rank this book somewhere between the first and second book in terms of rating. The plot wasn’t as exciting as the first one, but there were certain elements that made it appealing (Evra and Debbie) and it set some groundwork for later books. A lot would be a spoiler, but we are introduced to […]

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The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan

The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan
Posted on June 5, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book introduced a lot of happy things and a lot of sad things. It was pretty good. Now that I think about it, it had the same sort of minor plot that the first one did, but it introduced a lot of new things that could (and do) create bigger plots in the future. Anyway, yes, I think this book was better than the first. I loved returning to Cirque du Freak. I love that life. So many cool interesting people/creatures. I knew it couldn’t be a setting for 12 books, but […]

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