My review of Demon Road by Derek Landy
Blurb from the back cover
Amber Lamont is a normal sixteen-year-old. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends.
But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying family secret, Amber is forced to go on the run. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers and red-skinned horned demons - Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, revealing the terror woven into the very fabric of her life. As her parents close in behind her, Amber's only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be...
My thoughts on the book
So, as I said at the beginning of the post, this book is a lot horror and a bit of fantasy. I think the fantasy element comes from the journey - for some reason I always associate journey's with the fantasy genre. The book is officially categorized as YA, but it doesn't feel childish or watered down.
This is a long book, but there is more than enough going on to fill it. It gets straight into the story and never lets up!
I love how Amber, the main character, isn't a Barbie doll type. She is real and relatable. I love the characters in this book - they are all well written and I feel the author does a very good job of making the reader feel connected to them.
I really enjoyed this book, it's a definite page turner! This is the first part in a trilogy, and although I can't wait to read the next one, I still felt this book had a real ending. I hate when I feel like the book just stopped rather than ended and I didn't feel like that at all with this one.
Conclusion and rating
I think the fact this book has over 500 pages and I read it in two sittings says it all! 5/5
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I was gifted this book in return for my review, but all opinions are my own. As an avid reader, I would never recommend a book I didn't really enjoy!