Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak #2) by Darren Shan

I read and reviewed Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak #1) by Darren Shan last month. I totally enjoyed this children's book and decided to continue the Cirque du Freak series for the Fright Fall Readathon during the month of October... And what better way to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday than by reading a spooky novel with vampires, the wolf man, and other nonhuman creatures?

I listened to the unabridged audio version of The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak #2) by Darren Shan and narrated by Ralph Lister.

Once again, Ralph Lister's narration proved to be superb. Ralph Lister narrated the previous novel in the Cirque du Freak series as well. 

The writing for The Vampire's Assistant is wonderfully delightful! I can see why it has been a popular series for children over the years. The characters are fun and well developed. I liked the storyline very much for The Vampire's Assistant.

The main character, Darren Shan (half vampire), is very lonely traveling alone with Mr. Crepsley (a full vampire) from place to place. So Mr. Crepsley decides to return to the Cirque du Freak with Darren so that Darren may make friends with children his own age at the circus. Of course, many adventures and misadventures ensue along the way, which make for great fun to read about.

Below is the summary for The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak #2) by Darren Shan from Audible:

The nightmare continues for the new vampire's assistant in the second installment of the New York Times best-selling Saga of Darren Shan.

Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

I am giving The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak #2) by Darren Shan a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!