Title: Blood Beast
Author: Darren Shan
My rating: 10/10
Locked inside Dervish's study. Breath coming quickly, raggedly. Trembling wildly. I still feel sick and dizzy, but maybe that's fear. I force myself to breathe normally, evenly. When I'm in control, I study my reflection, looking for telltale signs. Am I turning into a werewolf? I don't know...
Grubbs Grady has so far escaped the family curse, but when he begins to experience alarming symptoms at the onset of the full moon, he is scared that the jaws of fate are opening and about to swallow him whole.
He has cheated death, defeated demons, moved on with his life. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or will he fall victim to his tainted blood?
What I love most about this book is the story itself. It has a brilliant plot as well as loads of action and tons of suspense.
It's another book in the series that deals primarily with Grubbs and his family curse. I really loved feeling the constant worry and fear that Grubbs felt in the book as well as sympathy for what other characters had to deal with.
Darren definitely has this brilliant way of making each book not just another in the series but instead a really great book on its own. I've read so many books in a series that on their own are not so great and only shine as part of a collection of a few books.
There's also more in this book to do with normality such as Grubbs being at school and his friends being more involved in the story. So far in the series Grubbs is definitely one of the more important characters and also more likeable in certain ways.
There isn't much to say about this book without giving too much away for those who haven't read the series from the beginning. This is definitely a great read with a lot of action and suspense as well as a few good surprises.
Title: Demon Apocalypse
My rating: 10/10
Fire! It's all around me, fierce, intense, out of control. I feel the hair on my arms singe and know I have only seconds before I burst into flames. Total panic. There's a horrible shrieking sound, piercing and destructive. My eardrums and eyeballs should burst. "It's hell!" I moan.
One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes...
One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge...
An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage...