Book Review: Demon Road by Derek Landy

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Demon Road by Derek Landy
HarperCollins Children’s Books (ebook), 2015
512 Pages

Author Website

Amazon (UK)

Amazon.com

I got a copy from the publisher via NetGalley

WHAT IT’S ABOUT
The mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.

Full of Landy’s trademark wit, action and razor-sharp dialogue, DEMON ROAD kicks off with a shocking opener and never lets up the pace in an epic road-trip across the supernatural landscape of America. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers: they’re all here. And the demons? Well, that’s where Amber comes in… Sixteen years old, smart and spirited, she’s just a normal American teenager until the lies are torn away and the demons reveal themselves.

Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life. Her only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be.

OPENING PARAGRAPH
TWELVE HOURS BEFORE AMBER LAMONT’S parents tried to kill her, she was sitting between them in the principal’s office, her hands in her lap, stifling all the things she wanted to say.

WHAT I THOUGHT
This is my first time reading the author.

I loved Demon Road. Landy offers the perfect mix of horror, humour and general craziness. It’s been ages since I enjoyed a book so much. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve loved books but there was something special about Demon Road. There are some pretty intense moments in this book what with all the demons and blood-letting and vampires and crazy shit. Demon Road also has a lot of humour and was fun to read. In the midst of all the horror and gore I couldn’t help laugh out loud at some sections. The characters are all larger than life which works well with all the insane things that happen to Amber and her companions. Demon Road was a blast and a joy to read – I look forward to having as good a time with the sequel next year.

Demon Road is a great read – a perfect combination of horror and humour. Highly recommended.

RATING

5 STAR RATING

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