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 characterizations in this book were very inconsistent.

El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak : Darren Shan :

Darren Shan, known as the protagonist of ccirco story, started off having a normal life with friends, family, and school. I don’t know who Darren Shay really freqk, but he knows how to gross out readers–in a good way! They were not ordinary people, matter of fact they may not even be humane.

Even when he had taken the potion to fake death that was described well his fear, his sensations well everything. For once we have a main character whose family life isn’t messed up or not there.

Two – apparently, Steve is evil. Su du Freak 1. A few nights later, and after very little conversation between him and Steve Darren is put off by the fact that his best friend would actually desire to become a blood sucking vampireDarren returns to the circus to steal Madam Octa away from the vampire.

Darren, being the ever inquisitive boy, lingers in freeak shadows to listen to the exchange, where he hears Steve lay out his life story and beg the vampire to change him into one of them. He doesn’t always own up to his faults, but in the end, he makes a choice that I admired for its maturity.


I just want you to know this: Cirque Du Freak is really popular. Account Options Sign in. Kids 12 and under. The last performer, Mr. Oct 05, Qt rated it liked it Shelves: Then Darren and his best friend Steve get into a freak show, and their lives change forever when a spider and a vampire are introduced into their lives.

In fact, the repercussions of this choice actually made me cry. Want to Read saving…. That whole series was over the top on purpose.

A Living Nightmare

As simple as an invitation ticket can lead to the extraordinary problems in which the characters must sustain and cope upon. First off, I’d like to point out that the first book in this series is not very well written. Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash.

If you cross a busy road without looking, you get whacked by a car. I believe 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. I was really impressed that Darren Shan the author was fearless enough to incorporate this aspect into a children’s book.

The author Darren Shan does not only write a book.

Be prepared for a male author with all male main characters. I know I don’t have an original copy, so why were some of these more than obvious issues not corrected in later issues? I even saw a jock at my school reading them, which is quite surprising.


Trials rfeak Death Book Six: Mar 13, Manshui rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Reluctantly, and with much disdain, Darren accepts the situation and becomes a half vampire through an interesting version of vampire to human blood transfusion.

Be prepared – this is essentially an all-male cast of characters. Shanand Lady of the Shades.

El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak – Darren Shan – Google Books

I am definitely going fdeak read the rest of the series because I’m curious to see where the plot goes. In books the heroes can make as many mistakes as they like.

Books by Darren Shan. Lists with This Book. There is always something exciting going on the book. Cirque du freak A Living Frdak. 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.

El Tenebroso Cirque Du Freak

View su 17 comments. Threats are made, and Darren’s world is further shaken to the point where he 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 written, and truly awesome second book, The Vampire’s Assistant.

I decided to give it 2 stars.