Cirque Du Freak #1 by Darren Shan
A Living Nightmare: Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan)

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In the tradition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will chill, thrill, and leave readers begging for more.

About Darren Shan

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Darren Shan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren is currently working on The Saga of Larten Crepsley, the much-anticipated prequel to Cirque Du Freak. Birth of a Killer, the first book in this quartet about the master vampire, will be available in October 2010. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.
Published August 1, 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 280 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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I may not be the best one to judge the vampire element, since i read those kind of books so much, but it's not all the book is about.

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The show turns out to be more terrifying than Darren could ever have guessed --- and it's only the beginning of the horror story Darren finds himself living.

Apr 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living ...

But there's a price, and Darren becomes a half vampire, learning the vampire ways, sometimes following the Cirque, and other times joining Mr. Crepsley on secret errands.

Apr 25 2014 | Read Full Review of Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living ...

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