So for those of you who don’t know, this is book two of the Cirque Du Freak series. This books follows Darren Shan on this first adventure with the vampire who blooded him, Mr. Larten Crespley.
After an unfortunate accident, where Darren learns that human friends can be horribly fragile, Mr. Crespley decided that the best place for a child like Darren to make friends is back with the traveling circus. There Darren instantly befriends the reptile-like Evan Von, who shows him that life in the traveling business is not so bad. Darren feels accepted and almost believes that he is more human now instead of his half vampire self. With the desperate to feel more human, Darren has decided not to drink blood from a human, which Mr. Crespley constantly reminds him that he must drink or else he would die within a couple of weeks. Yet Darren refuses.
Darren also gets to meet a couple of interesting characters during his stay with the circus: The young smart-ass Sam Grest, the aggressive ecowarrior RV (AKA Reggie Veggie), and the terrifying and mysterious Mr. Tiny and his Little People. Two of which will end up scarring him for the rest of his unnatural life. (Sorry, guys, I’m trying really hard not to spoil it for you all!)
There’s really not much I can say about this book without giving it away. So I’m going to stop here. If you’re starting with this series I suggest you go onto the second book which is just as good and possibly better than the first. Definitely rate this book a 4.7! ❤ Find it. Enjoy it.