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Book Review: Demon Road by Derek Landy ***

UK Publishing Date: 27 August 2015. 512 pages.

Another one with a supernatural theme for Halloween! Its been a while since my last Derek Landy book. I did enjoy the first couple of Skulduggery Pleasant books so thought that this might make an interesting change.

Amber is a tubby teenager living in Florida. Ever since she turned 16 she hasn’t really been feeling herself. There have been issues at school and her parents have been even more odd with her than usual. She hates the heat and hates the shorts that they make her wear for her after school job in the diner. A particularly nasty encounter with two young thugs outside the diner leads to her transforming and beating up the two boys. She is finally coming into her true self. Her demon self.

I really enjoyed the first two thirds of the book and the travels with Milo and Glen were interesting and fun. As characters they ticked all the boxes because they were quirky and caused enough conflict with the slightly annoying Amber. This is a lengthy book though and from the encounters with the vampires onwards the book just seemed to lose its pace and its flow and I found myself speed-reading to try and find out what happened to Amber at the end of the count down. I’ve actually given this book 3.5 stars but it felt like it could have been a lot stronger.

Supplied by Net Galley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

You can get the book here: Demon Road

Categories: 3 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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