A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

A Living Nightmare

Cirque du Freak #1

Darren Shan

fiction fantasy horror young adult adventurous dark fast-paced

272 pages | first published 2000

Description

"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 vampir...
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Moods

dark 80%
adventurous 76%
mysterious 47%
emotional 19%
funny 19%
tense 19%
lighthearted 14%
sad 9%
inspiring 4%
relaxing 4%

Pace

fast 80%
medium 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 25% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | N/A: 22% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 17% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | N/A: 11% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 5%

Average rating

3.63