A Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak #1)

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Started out interesting
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Well, this book SEEMED interesting enough, and it was. It really was. But, as the more I read the more it just seemed to go on and on and I just started to loose interest in the story. While it started off grabbing my attention, near the end of the book (where the vampire comes in for good) started to get dull. You'd think Crepsley would have been more interesting, but he alone seemed to drag the whole book down and made it fall flat and monotone, so it made getting through the rest of the book kinda annoying. Though I liked the story line and the idea of it, it just seemed to be lacking in some places and I expected more of Crepsley. I'm hoping book two will be better and have more 'bang' to it.
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Circus of immortals
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

This is no ordinary travelling cirque  of freaks . It all started when Daren shan the main character and his michevious/snarky best friend Steve "leopard " leonard  got a ad which their friend Allan took from his brother. This ad is about a cirque du freak  who is  an travelling cirque currently visting Daren's hometown. There's creepy yet amazing acts such as beard lady, snake boy, Wolfman etc.Steve got  tickets but only for two people so in the end daren and his best friend sneak off to the circus. Daren expected it to just be people in  costumes. But no it was too real the wolfman is half man half wolf who they got to pet and one person hand got bitten OFF, followed by act of freaks with long arms and big teeth etc, Last but not least the act daren waited for THE POISONOUS SPIDER Madame OCTA along with mr crepsley who got spider to go to  his mouth to do tricks.Steve was obssesed with vamps he knew crepsley was a vampire since he read alot of comic books. He confirmed it with crespley  and asked if he can be turned into a vampire but he has bad blood and in the end daren stole a spider, octa bit steve   and daren has to become a VAMP to save his life and become Crepsley assistant. It had some humour ,action and horror.Great start to a seriesof 12 books!
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A good book to read at night
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Reader reviewed by Randi Sue

Darren shan started out as a young boy going to school, hanging out with friends and liveing at home. a totally normal little boy. Utnil the day him and his best friend Steve leonard get two tickets to a freak show. Darren is cahnged from that night on. After steeling a spider a vampire shows interest in him as his assistant. Darren now has to leave his life behind and becomes a half vampire for the rest of his life.
       This story is full of twists and turns. It will have you glued to your seat in fasinated horror. You will not put the book down until you have finished the enitre series.
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Reader reviewed by Jenna

Cirque Du Freak a living nightmare is great, it was almost the best book I have read this summer. When a vampire was first introduced, I was very very very excited! One Thing that I noticed is that the main character, Darren, is the same name of the author whose name is Darren Shan, I thought this was very interesting, and thought that maybe, just maybe wanted a teeny little bit more recogniton, what do you think? Anyway, it was just plainly a great read over the summer, and I am also going to continue reading the other eleven books!!!! This book contains vampires, blood, and some exremely scary and some gruesome parts. If you do not like what I just listed, then please, do not read the book, for feat of puking.

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A wild adventure
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Reader reviewed by Brittany

Darran Shan and his best friend decide to go to a Cirque Du Freak. They see a vampire in the show and his friend wants to be a vampire, so he asks the vampire if he can be his assistant and....

I'm not really into all of this vampire stuff. But this book is an acception. I really like the series. Vampire lovers will adore it. Even people who like normal things will like this. I will recomend this for any one wanting a SCARE!
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A whole new spin on vampires!
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Reader reviewed by Carmen

At first I didn't think I would really like these books...I mean, come one! Vampires? Not really my thing...But I gave them a try and I am now on book ten! If you don't care for blood and violent situations though...they're NOT for you!
In the series a boy named Darren Shan is destined to attend a freak show that will change his, and everyone he loves, around him.

Carmen
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Tastey
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Reader reviewed by Carmen

You've heard about them....But they are about vampires!!!! Eek!! That's what I thought before I read them, anyway.
True, it does involve some FREAKY stuff, but it has a really good moral, and backbone to it as well! I'm now on the second book and it's pretty good so far...creepy...but good!
Hope you ...taste...it for yourself!

Carmen
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A FREAKY story
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Reader reviewed by iki

This book tells a story about boys who go to a freak show and how one boy takes the pet of one of the show's men. He keeps it hidden from people until someone unfortunately sees. the friend who sees it gets attacked and there is only one way he can fix it. so he has to make a decision.

If you want to find out what happens read this book. If you like horror, and monsters in detail read this.
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