Monday, June 21, 2010

Sons of Destiny to Lord Loss(Cirque du Freak Series to The Demonata Series)

As of last Wednesday, Marvel and I completed the Cirque du Freak series by reading the conclusion to the thrilling series, Sons of Destiny.
We are now going to begin reading the Demonata series by Darren Shan.

The Demonata #1: Lord Loss: Book 1 in the Demonata seriesSynopsis(from

Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies. He hates history and loves bacon, rats, and playing tricks on his squeamish older sister. When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness. Hungry demons and howling werewolves haunt his waking nightmares... and threaten his life.

Publishers Weekly(taken from

The author of the popular Cirque du Freak books launches another no less gruesome series with this first installment in the Demonata books. Readers meet teen narrator Grubitsch Grady ("Grubbs") in a bad spot-he's in the principal's office, caught smoking cigarettes-but things are about to get far worse. Grubbs seeks revenge against the informant, his sister, Gretelda, by smearing her bath towels with rat guts. He feels guilty about this when, just a few pages later, Gretelda, Mom and Dad are killed in appalling fashion by Lord Loss, a "demon master," and his grotesque familiars-Vein and Artery. Grubbs is sole witness to his family's execution and his narrow escape, by means he doesn't quite understand himself, nearly drives him mad. He goes to live with insensitive Uncle Dervish, who regales his newly orphaned nephew with stories about the "long and bloody history" of the house that Grubbs will now call home. Written mainly in sentence fragments with an excess of exclamation points, the narrative is a mish-mash of occult motifs. Halfway through the story, werewolves make an appearance. It's tough to take any of this seriously: the cartoonish villain stages high-stakes showdowns that mix slasher flick-style battles with chess matches. The author introduces threads about rare books and a missing treasure, then drops them, presumably to pick them up in the following volume, due out next year. Ages 15-up. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

You are welcome to read the series along with us...we will commence in August.


  1. i've read the first few books they're good. hey, how'd u get the edited version of airplanes that dont say sh-?? i like it a lot but cant find an edited version anywhere.

  2. have u read The Red Pyramid yet?
    And CoCo u guys can have my copy of 39 clues: Maze of Bones

  3. ya i read the red pyramid. its awsome!!!!!!!!!! thanx 4 the book!

  4. did u c the harry potter movie trailer??? it looks really good. its coming out in 2 parts. i hope its better than the 6th 1 that was completely BORING seriously the worst harry potter movie.

  5. I havent read the red pyramid, though i plan on it. i recently read Stolen by vivian vande velde, and it was really was The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson and Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner. I thought Sphinx's princess was amazing, it has a second book and i cant wait for it! Esther Friesner writes really really really good books!

  6. Hey
    Thanks for the recommendations.
    i will check them out asap and let you know what i think
    i have not read the red pyramid yet
    i have heard enthusiastic praise for the book yet have not been compelled to pick it up yet
    coco: as for the song, i dont know; marvel would because she selected the songs

  7. Hey this is Marvel!
    Um.. I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox it was really strange but good, I'll have to try Sphinx's Princess.
    I've also read Red Pyramid, and I loved it, I can't wait for the next one.
    I'm not actually sure how to get the clean edit for Airplanes, look it up on Grooveshark and see what happens.

  8. This is still Marvel.
    I saw the trailer for Deathly Hallows it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for it to come out!!!!!!

  9. haha i saw the trailer 2 i cant wait to c the movies!!! thanx anyway bout the song.