Spoiler-Free Review : Demon Road by Derek Landy
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…
This was my first Derek Landy book, and wow it did not disappoint! I've wanted to read the Skulduggery Pleasant series by him for a long time, but never bothered to buy them or borrow them from my local library, however after reading Demon Road it's really inspired me to read them, so I'll buy the first one soon!
This book was packed full of action, humour, death, murder and basically everything. It even had a car that can eat people! Cool, right?
Right, anyway Amber is forced to run away, (well drive away), with this guy called Milo as her parents and their friends are trying to eat her so they can gain power. Her parents (and 4 friends) made a deal with the shining demon to basically become demons and every 16 (I think) years they take it in turns to have a child. When the child reaches 16, they will begin to have headaches and will soon develop the ability to become a demon. As they reach this age, the 6 demons will eat the child and share out the power, making themselves gradually more and more powerful. If that doesn't make you want to read it, then I don't know what will!
I'm not going to go into to much detail about each individual character as this review will be too long! But what I am going to say is that I liked all the characters - each and everyone.
I loved Amber's parents as they were just so dark and exciting. I loved Amber because she was the main character and also because, well she's Amber! I even liked Milo, I liked the secrecy around him as it really made his character stand out, it always left an area of suspense. I suspect that in the next two book, his character will become more ambitious and answer a lot of questions.
I think it's safe to say, I enjoyed the characters! haha
Overall, I really enjoyed both the pace and the plotline of the book. I even enjoyed the slower parts of the book, which doesn't always happen with me, but there was just something about this book, which made me love every tiny part of it.
Rate - 5/5
Demon Road (Hardback) - http://www.bookdepository.com/Demon-Road-Derek-Landy/9780008140816
Demon Road (Paperback) - http://www.bookdepository.com/Demon-Road/9780008156923
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