CIRQUE DU FREAK (Spanish Edition) Reviews

CIRQUE DU FREAK (Spanish Edition)

CIRQUE DU FREAK (Spanish Edition)

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Lord Loss. Darren Shan (Demonata)

Lord Loss. Darren Shan (Demonata)

From the international multi-million selling author DARREN SHAN comes a new character, a new scenario, a new set of horrors now in paperback. LORD LOSS will be devoured by avid Shansters and tingle the spines of many new fans. “The door feels red hot, as though a fire is burning behind it. I press an ear to the wood — but there’s no crackle. No smoke. Just deep, heavy breathing! and a curious dripping sound. My hand’s on the door knob. Inside the room, somebody giggles — low, throaty, sadisti

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5 Comments/Reviews

  • alex sawyer says:
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Just another Vampire Book?, February 26, 2007
    A Kid’s Review

    Vampires. Are they real or fictional? What are the facts about them, and what are the myths? Cirque du Freak is the first in a series of books written by Darren Shan. In the book, a young teenager by the name of Darren Shan (the author uses his name in the book) is a normal boy until one of his friends finds tickets for a freak show. He thinks that it will be so cool if he could go, but there are only 2 tickets. Darren and his friend Steve persuade the other two to give them the tickets. When Darren and Steve sneak out, they go to an old theatre in their town. They see amazing “freaks” perform various acts. After the show, Steve stays around and talks with one of the performers. Darren wonders what they are saying so he goes in closer. He hears Steve say that the freak, named Mr. Crepsley, is a vampire!! The rest of the story unfolds soon after. The book is in the genre of fantasy/sci-fi.

    The book was very near the top of my list because it was the opener of this series, but otherwise, it wasn’t anything special. I loved the style of writing because it is an exciting subject. Mr. Shan has written 12 books in this series and 3 in the Demonata series. Both are in the same category of book, and both series’ are very gruesome. That is one of the reasons I love them. The genre is in a mixed category. I’m not sure whether it’s in fantasy or sci-fi, but I still like it for its overall presentation. It had many surprising chapter endings, and it has great characters. Anybody interested in horror-type books would love this series. The best book in my opinion is the 11th book, but I haven’t read the last book yet. The reading level goes from 9 and higher. Just don’t read it if you have a queasy stomach. I recommend it with a 9 out of 10. If you read this book, I extremely recommend the others in the series. Want more? Go ahead and read the Demonata series. But beware, that series is way more bloody and gruesome than Cirque du Freak.

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  • Anonymous says:
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    post review of book, January 21, 2012
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    I liked the book and it encouraged me to read the others as I liked the small book size as it did not intimidate me but still packed a lot of action and adventure

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  • Ann L. "annfromva" says:
    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent, albeit morbid, read, October 2, 2005
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    Ann L. “annfromva” (VA, United States) –

    As always, Darren Shan’s writing is intense and deeply moving, and above all believable. Told from a first-person point of view, you really see the heart and soul of Grubb, an average, broody adolescent who suddenly finds his whole life changed in one horrifying, terrible night.

    The cast of characters is small, but there are enough people for the characters to interact well with each other, giving the reader the ability to really see each and every character in-depth.

    Overall, a spellbinding book. I look forward to reading the second of the Demonata series.

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  • Jarrod T Thompson "Young Adult Author" says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Interest-Grabbing Beginning For This Series, March 2, 2006
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    Jarrod T Thompson “Young Adult Author” (Junction City, KS) –
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    Darren Shan is an outstanding writer. First the 12 Cirque Du Freak books and now Lord Loss. Shan’s interpretation of other dimensions and evil like the Demonata that exist in those dimensions leave the reader spellbound.

    This book begins with a normal brother and sister relationship with cruel revenge because the sister rats on the brother, so he RATS on her so to speak.

    I won’t give anything away, but after a tragedy, Grubbs finds himself grief-stricken and alone, and that is only the beginning. Grubbs is introduced to a whole new existence and a family genealogy and curse that he could never imagine.

    Will Grubbs have to face the Demonata, will his new friend and Uncle Dervish be able to break their family curse in a battle of humans versus demons and their familiars, or will Grubbs former grief be too much for him to overcome?

    Read The Demonata Lord Loss and enter Darren Shan’s never-ending world of intrigue with his own ideas of topics that have been told and retold, but nothing compares to Darren Shan. He took vampires to a different level, and now…The Demonata Lord Loss…LOOK OUT!!!

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  • Jason Briggs "Briggsdawg" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Lord Loss, January 19, 2006
    By 
    Jason Briggs “Briggsdawg” (Berlin, Germany) –

    I read the book “Lord Loss” and found it very enjoyable, full of action and suspense. The main character, Grubs Grady, notices a dramatic change in his parents, and when his parents and sister supposedly go to a ballet performance and leave him with his aunt, he decides to follow them home. When he enters his parent’s room, he witnesses hell. In the room, demons have brutally murdered his family, and move in on him. Using an inside source of magic, he escapes. He is sent to a mental hospital, and is plagued by dreams of demons. Months later, he is visited by his uncle Dervish, who shows him pictures of the demons that he had seen on that night. Dervish says that if he wanted to know more about why his parents were dead, that he would have to cooperate with the doctors, and that when he was released, that he would stay at Dervishes house until he could fend for himself. Grubbs accepts, the doctors cure his grief, and he goes to stay with Dervish.

    At Dervishes mansion Grubbs feels safe, and meets a new friend called Bill-E. Bill-E suspects that Dervish is a were-wolf and so Bill-E and Grubbs follow him. He installs a cage with a deer in it in a secret basement, which Grubbs gains access to, by means of a wine rack. On the night of full moon, Bill-E and Grubbs follow Dervish, but instead of going into the cage, he heads towards the village. For the whole day Bill-E has been sick, and now he seems to be fatally ill. Then Dervish shows up and tells Grubbs that Bill-E is the real were-wolf, and that Bill-E is really his brother. They head towards the house, and Dervish explains that if they wanted to rescue Bill-E from a life of being a were-wolf, they have to beat Lord Loss (a demon master) in an extravagant chess match, with “special rules”. Dervish must play chess with Lord Loss, while Grubbs battles two of Lord Loss’s demons, if they win, Lord Loss must cure Bill-E, and Dervish must battle Lord Loss in the world of demons. If they lose, then Lord Loss can kill all of them. Dervish explains to Grubbs that his sister was becoming a were-wolf, and that his parents had made the same deal with Lord Loss, and lost. Dervish leads Grubbs into the basement, and sets up the “meeting”. Lord Loss enters the room, with his two demons, and the chess match begins. Grubbs bravely fights the demons, until he is overpowered. Dervish breaks the rules and Lord Loss makes an exception that Grubbs can play on, while Dervish must battle the demons. Grubbs makes a risky decision, and to find out what happens, you have to read the book.

    Personally, I really liked the book, because it was impossible to put down. If you have read the other Darren Shan series, then this book, and its sequel, Demon Thief, will not disappoint you.

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