Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan

Posted June 15, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 16 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug use, alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
Killers of the Dawn by Darren ShanKillers of the Dawn by Darren Shan
Series: Cirque du Freak #9
Also in this series: A Living Nightmare, The Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels of Blood, Vampire Mountain, Trials of Death, The Vampire Prince, Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night, The Lake of Souls, Lord of the Shadows, Sons of Destiny
on May 10th 2006
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Pages: 206
Format: Paperback
Source: Owned
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four-stars

"It was an age of deceit. You never knew when a trusted ally would turn, bare his fangs, and rip you into pieces. The vampires and vampaneze were at war - The War of the Scars. Three vampires were sent by Mr. Desmond Tiny to hunt the Vampaneze Lord, including me, Darren Shan. I'm a half-vampire."
As his battles with the vampaneze continue, Darren Shan is framed as public enemy number one.

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 twist. I mean, I knew it all along, but it didn’t make it any less horrible. This book was not a pleasant one to live through.

I’m not saying the book itself was horrible, but the plot took a rather nasty turn.

 reaction upon finishing

Ugh! Whyyyyyy!

this book in one word

horrible

About Darren Shan

Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O’Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He is the author of The Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series of books for adults under the alternative name of D.B. Shan.

Rating
Plot
four-stars
Characters
three-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Ending
two-half-stars
Feels
four-stars
Overall: four-stars
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