Monday, March 15, 2010

Book Review: Tunnels of Blood

Title: Tunnels of Blood
Series: Cirque Du Freak (Book #3)
Author: Darren Shan
Published: 2000


Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque Du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. When corpses are discovered--corpses drained of blood-- Darren and Evra are compelled to hunt down whatever foul creature is committing such horrendous acts. Meanwhile, beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and Evra, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?

My Review:
I enjoyed Tunnels of Blood much more than The Vampire's Assistant. I don't know if it is because I have gotten used to the way Shan writes, but the language and writing in this book didn't bother me nearly as much as in The Vampire's Assistant.

My favorite character in this book was definitely
Murlough, a mad vampaneze (vampire gone bad, err badder) He was funny, mad and well, creepy.

The Saga of Darren Shan is the perfect series for young boys and girls looking for an easy-read sufficiently creepy series.

Rating: 3 of 5

Previous books in this series:
Cirque Du Freak
The Vampire's Assistant

2 kommentarer:

Ladybug said...

Great review!

I have book two and three from Darren Shan's Demonata series here. Bought them on sale but couldn't find the first one. Found it on the library though and started it but it felt kind of to gross for me. But that is perhaps just the way horror is supposed to be? I've come to think that Darren Shan's writing isn't meant for me.

Donna said...

Such a great book! I'm glad you liked it! I have to get my hands on the rest of them.