Allies of the Night by Darren Shan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After reading the first book in the Zom-B series, the Cirque du Freak series still holds my interest, but it doesn't seem as dark or gory as it used to be. The story continues from past books, and brings the reader along with Darren as he searches for the Vampaneze Lord. Throughout the book, you wonder who the Vampaneze Lord is and why Darren seems to be given special attention by him.
This book takes the reader back to a location and characters that have been mentioned before. While Darren still looks like a teenager, everyone he used to know is an adult. This makes it a little difficult for him to explain why he still looks the same as he did years ago. His looks also get him in trouble when he does not appear to be going to school, even though there is an application for him.
Many mysteries are brought up throughout the book, with very few of them being resolved. This tactic draws the reader into the rest of the series.
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date: 2002
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