The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan

The Vampire's Assistant

Cirque du Freak #2

Darren Shan

256 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction fantasy horror middle grade adventurous dark funny fast-paced

Description

"Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy - until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a Vampire's Assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,394 reviews

Moods

dark 84%
adventurous 75%
funny 43%
emotional 42%
mysterious 40%
sad 37%
tense 36%
lighthearted 12%
challenging 7%
reflective 6%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 69%
medium 24%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 40% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 38% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14%

Average rating

3.83

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