The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak #2)
by Darren Shan
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
Just as the first book in this series, this is a very entertaining read.
I did grumble a bit about the generalizations in this book: Environmentalists are all unwashed, spacey vegetarians. Yeah, right!
But that aside this is a fun story. Darren is trying to fit into his new life, but is struggling with it. At Cirque Du Freak he makes a friend, but when he and his new friend also befriend a normal boy, things get hairy.
There's lots of action, creepy creatures, and Darren being a rash teenage boy. If only he would stop to think about some of the things he does, he wouldn't get himself in trouble. But then we wouldn't have a cool story, so I didn't mind his stupidity most of the time.
All in all this is a fast and enjoyable read. I will pick up the third book in this series soon.
Why should you read it:
It has snake boys and wolf men!