The Vampire’s Assistant was an excellent young adult novel that is full of thrills and chills!
I watched the movie adaption of this series YEARS ago, and I had been dying to pick up this series. Unfortunately for me, the bookstore is big and full of millions of books so I’d forget what I was looking for the minute I walked in. Luckily for me, I walked into a bargain bookstore and found an old, extremely damaged version of this book for clearance – so of course I bought it! A little water never hurt anybody!
I hadn’t read the first book in this series, but jumping right in was super easy! This book was fun, full of silly frights and awesome character development, and made me remember why I loved vampire novels in my youth!
This book is quick – it moves fast and keeps you interested at every turn. There’s some really creepy bad guys, Evra (the snake boy), a wolf man, and some awesome parental-yet-not-so-parental adults hanging around. It’s definitely the type of horror book I would read as a kid (but it doesn’t scare me at all now – adult me has worse things to be afraid of…like politics and bills…ick).
I highly recommend this book to anyone considering introducing their children to YA books with horror or vampires in it. It’s fun and creepy in all good ways! It’ll keep the adults interested too!
Four out of five stars!
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My son was recently offered the third volume on this series, and he breezed through it in a couple of days, despite not having read the first two volumes. He loved it!!!
I hadn’t read the first novel in this series, so I was surprised how easily it was to just jump into the second book and fly through it! Darren Shan definitely has an amazing series on his hands! It’s hard to make books easy to jump into without reading the earlier novels.