Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. The Paperback of the El tenebroso Cirque Du Freak (A Living Nightmare: Cirque Du Freak Series #1) by Darren Shan at Barnes & Noble. Buy El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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The writing was really good. Darren Shan is such a cool and likeable character. I am keeping this review on the vague side because Shan’s books are more fun if you don’t know what’s going on before you read them.

Return to Book Page. That way you’d forget enough so you won’t say, “but that wasn’t in the books,” on repeat. A little bit of creepy, a little bit of skulking around, ccirco a lot of fun, quirky characters are introduced in the first novel.

Title: El tenebroso cirque du freak

Quotes from A Living Nightmare. Oct 05, Qt rated it liked it Shelves: Upon rereading inI give the first one 4 stars. The descriptions of the freak show are somewhat interesting, but it’s not something I find that exciting. Cirque Du Freak 1: So if you have read the first, liked it but didnt want to read the other ones immediantly, then I say- DO IT!!! Oct 31, Tarmia rated it liked it Shelves: I was truly expecting to love every moment of the book. View all 18 comments.


A vampire by the name of Mr. The horror forged within this book will tell you a story long to remember and fear. Oct 10, Adam rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I have seen these on the shelves in the library since I was a teenager so of course I thought it finally time to read them.

His death his faked, and he leaves his family and friends behind to start off a new life as the reluctant assistant to a vampire whom he hates. Your never bored either. I think it’s because I read Lord Loss first, which was about a teenager, but I feel was written in a way that seemed more mature and advanced enough that an adult reader didn’t even notice that it was for children. In real life, bad things happen.

Crepsley is waiting for Darren, fully aware of what has transpired and willing to strike a deal.

El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak

A …more It depends on the edition you have. In fact Darran Shan the main character comes from a really good home life and actually loves his family including his youngest sister. I re-read the series all the time. Threats are made, and Darren’s world is further shaken to the point where rfeak has extreme doubts in his own decisions and wonders if it would have been better to just allow Steve to die, therefore leading in to the much better rfeak, and truly awesome second book, The Vampire’s Assistant.

Our world feels so PG nowadays that this book stands out like tenebrosso big bloody banner. I didn’t really like the idea of the freak show, but I did think that it was a novel way to introduce this story, and a different sort of motif for a children’s series.


I can’t wait to see how his character develops during the next few books. Account Options Sign in.

Mau review panjang tapi takut spoiler. Overall – I’m ready and raring to rreak for the next one – bring it on! I fraek everybody should be able to read children books of all ages and not be judge, but for this series I found myself thinking how I’m not the target audience which makes me feel really old.

If you read the books, I’d recommend waiting at icrco years prior to watching the movie. I know I don’t have an original copy, so why were some of these more than obvious issues not corrected in later issues? Cirque du freak A Living Nightmare 3 8 Oct 28, Do you think Steve Leopard was born evil?

Despite the fact that this book had some serious flaws in writing, I truly enjoyed it.

I decided to give this book four stars because it’s tenebroao good book and it was fun and involving. The characterizations in this book were very inconsistent. If you cross a busy road without looking, you get whacked by a car. Cirque du freak A Living Nightmare. In this story, Darren and his friend Steve attend a “freak show” unlike anything they’ve ever seen. But Lord Loss set me up for higher standards that this one didn’t quite meet.

This is another such recommendation.