Book Reviews of The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2)

The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2)
The Vampire's Assistant - Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2
Author: Darren Shan
ISBN-13: 9780316905725
ISBN-10: 0316905720
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Loved it... just as much if not more so than the first one. I love how these books are quick and can be read in a single day, allowing me to squeeze them easily into my TBR queue. :)

In this book, Darren is fighting his urge to take human blood, which he needs to keep him alive, instead sustaining himself only off the blood of animals. He feels that by taking blood from humans, even a sip or two without killing or draining them, would truly make him evil. He's also dishearted because he can no longer have friends his own age... his attempt to play street hockey with some kids in one town cripples one of the boys when things get rough. So he and Mr. Crepsley rejoin the freak show, so that Darren can be with others of his kind without fear of keeping his true nature hidden. But can he resist his body's need for human blood? Or must he instead conquer his feelings that doing so is evil, in order to sustain his life....
reviewed The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2) on + 67 more book reviews
Sequel to Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare.

The story picks up a few months later. Darren is living as Mr Crepsley's assistant and working behind the scenes at the Cirque Du Freak. He befriends Ezra the Snake-Boy and they meet a human boy named Sam. Darren still won't drink human blood and he becomes weaker and weaker as the book goes on.

This is a very fun and entertaining series. Great for the Halloween season. Dark and atmospheric. The story is still focused on the relationship between Darren and Mr Crepsley, but it also covers his friendship with the boys Ezra and Sam. I look forward to the vampire world opening up in the third book when the Vampire Generals are thrust into the story.

Definitely a good series that takes the vampire and makes them a little bit more real. They aren't immortal, they can't change shape and they don't kill humans. Shan has created a very interesting world that I look forward to continuing in Book 3, Tunnels of Blood.
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i just love this series... # 2 was even better than #1 ........ fast read...enjoyable...
reviewed The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
These books were really quite interesting. If you like vampires and things that go bump in the night, these books are a fun quick read for you.