Reviews

Trials of Death by Darren Shan

jessmcclure's review

Go to review page

3.0

3.5 curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

cor_luz's review against another edition

Go to review page

adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

bookburningsheep's review against another edition

Go to review page

adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

tmholsman_1994's review

Go to review page

4.0

(4.5) Although I enjoyed this book of the series I could guess the ending by the middle. I liked the trials idea for Darren to prove himself a worthy vampire, but I didn’t like how it ended. It seemed like a waste for him to compete in the trials just to run away when he failed one.

samiism's review against another edition

Go to review page

adventurous dark tense fast-paced

3.0

redentrapy's review

Go to review page

5.0

Well written. Keeps you riveted from the beginning. Darren must prove his strength and loyalty to the Vampire clans in the hardest Trial of his life. A friend betrays him, another saves him and the rigid rules of the Vampires are challenged in the worst way possible. I love this one. This series just keeps getting better every book.I love Darren's character. He's growing into a vampire of honor and one who will do anything for his friends and his believes. RECOMMEND!!

brooklyn_bear's review

Go to review page

challenging dark emotional mysterious medium-paced

5.0

opalchainsaw's review against another edition

Go to review page

adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

thestoryowl's review

Go to review page

3.0

Another solid installment, but a little light on plot for me. I missed Darren's interaction with his friends, the trials were exciting but seemed to take up way too much of the time. The twist at the end is exciting though, and I'm looking forward to picking up where it left off.

alexauthorshay's review against another edition

Go to review page

3.0

Not as painful as the previous volume, but I think that was only because I read through so much of it at a time. It is, as a children's book, thankfully fast to read—just a few hours. Definitely more 'action' packed than the previous volume as well, however it's told mostly through passive description. All of Darren's trials feel like summary, and so much of the book feels like it's just him describing things that happened, with very little interaction with other characters. The ending, at least, felt less arbitrarily cut off, but I still think this book and the previous one would have been better as one volume.