Vampire Mountain (Cirque du Freak #4)
by Darren Shan
What is it about:
In the fourth book of the bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, Darren Shan and Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain-the vampaneze have been there before them.
Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side, or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain-Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.
What did I think of it:
Of the books I've read in this series so far, this book is the least interesting.
It felt slow and like nothing important was happening. There was just lots of travelling and talking and speculations, but without those leading to anything.
It did have it moments. I liked how a minor character from earlier books got a bigger role, and got more background. There also were some events near the end of the book that put some suspense back in the story and that made me curious about what will happen next.
All in all this is a nice read, but it didn't have as much bite (pun intended) as the other books. Still I picked up the next book right after finishing this one, to see what happens next.
Why should you read it:
It's a nice Vampire read.