Cirque Du Freak #2: The Vampire's Assistant: Book 2 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: Saga of Darren Shan)

Book 2 of 12 in the Cirque Du Freak Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 2 - 8Y4.242205
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 him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published on September 1, 2001 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316606103
ISBN-13: 9780316606103
7 Book Reviews
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  • keefur1617
    keefur1617Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:27 amFeatured
    Have you ever wondered what life at a freak show would be, or how would life be if you had to go against your morals just to survive? Well in the book i’m reviewing it is called Cirque Du Freak:The Vampire’s Assistant it is by: Darren Shan in the last book Darren the protagonist just got turned into a half vampire to save his best friend steve. While the antagonist is R.V (or reggie) because he freed the wolfman that got Darren’s new friend killed. The book has no certain time period although it can be inferred that it takes place in the late 90’s or early 2000’s also the setting jumps around a lot seeing how they are on the move for the good portion of the book but it does take place in a field, a small campsite and a train station (also a couple farms). One major conflict is when R.V releases the wolfman and it killed sam and a few freaks. The second major conflict faced throughout the book is that Darren does not want to drink human blood even if it means he will die. The turning point is when Darren drinks the blood of his fallen friend to save the memories that would be lost. I would recommend this book to people who like long series and books that are a bit more grown up, this book is more for 6th graders or older.
    • BillyTuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:37 am
      Cirque du freak By: Darren Shan Can you trust your friends? This book takes place at a circus. A half vampire boy named Darren is traveling with his vampire guardian to be in a circus. The circus is full of people with powers and mutations. Darren is one of them being a half vampire.Darren meets a few friends Sam the other is evra. They have adventures and fun. But there is a man named mr small. He wants Darren and his friends to get food for him and his brothers. He wants animals! Live ones. Mr tiny is scary to them. They get them food and don't ask any questions. Should they of though? mr small Isn't the only creep in this book. The major problem is that Darren thinks mr small is eating people and killing animals. The antagonist is mr tall because he is the owner of the circus. Darren is the protagonist because he is trying to find the circus secrets.
      • krazybarks
        krazybarksWednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:21 am55 stars
        This is a really good book has action and everything
        • jtk-jane
          jtk-janeMonday, March 2, 2015 at 11:12 pm55 stars
          If you read the first book (a living nightmare) you will be intriged to read more and will not need a second opinion. Just read my first review and hopefully you'll get hooked.
          • shhgbn12236
            shhgbn12236Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm
            This book was an amazing book it is very facinating i recomend that you read this book to find out more about this crazy cool book thankyou.
            • nightwalker7
              nightwalker7Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm44 stars
              Pretty good but read the whole series and ant wait to read the prologue series.
              • dragon3000
                dragon3000Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:30 am55 stars
                So far it is the best book I have ever read and I think every one out there will like it and have a great time with the entire book