Demon Road (Demon Road #1) by Derek Landy

26541458Full 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…

How did I get the book? I bought it.

Genre: Horror

Review: I’ve been picking up Demon Road in bookshops for months, wavering on whether or not to get it. Last year I ended up hearing Derek Landy speak at two author events and was so impressed I wanted to read one of his books, Demon Road turned out to be that book, and wow I actually get to use the words ‘blown away’.

Demon Road comes with an epic opening sentence, which means you’re hooked from the get go. By the time I was through the first chapter I knew I would love this book – I just didn’t realise it was going to be one of my favourite reads of the year. Also, upon finishing I bought the sequel Desolation and devoured (yep that’s the right word) immediately. I can’t tell you when then last happened.

Given that this book is 500 pages I thought it would feel long but actually time just flew by, I was having so much fun (apologies to Amber who was not, given pretty much everybody was trying to kill her). I liked Amber, Milo and grew to love Glen.

This book has everything, drama, emotion, humour (I did laugh)… plenty of near misses. I’m almost mad at myself for taking this long to read a Derek Landy book but then again now I only have to wait a short while until the conclusion of the trilogy. That’s probably a good thing as I have no patience.

Recommend it?

Sunshine Star

 

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