Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Cirque Du Freak series is perfect for those wanting something darker than a normal YA book, while not going off the deep end.
In the middle of the War of Scars, Darren learns that he is one of three that must search out the Vampaneze Lord and kill him in order to save all the vampires. That's a lot for a half-vampire to deal with, especially one dealing with some growing pains.
I appreciate that while the series is chronological, there are some years that are completely skipped over. The books span years, and I wouldn't not want to read about six years of war when the events that affect Darren don't happen until after that. The story flows because of the time glossed over. The reader still gains a sense of what has happened, they are not left going through something that has no real relevance to the moment.
This book does not focus just on vampires, the members of the Cirque Du Freak make a short appearance. While I wish the time at the circus had been longer, I really enjoyed the pages spent showing where the circus acts are in their lives.
On to book 8.
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date: 2002
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