Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Review: Demon Road by Derek Landy

Demon Road (Demon Road, #1)
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…

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

16 year old Amber discovers her parents want to kill her, she flees from the house and makes a deal with a demon to try and save her life, and then goes on one hell of a road trip to fulfil her end of the deal. This is not your typical 'teen novel' and I was hooked from the beginning.

Amber's world is our world, but it blends with the Supernatural along the Demon Road. Sometimes its easy to forget that that Amber doesn't live in the underworld, that she needs to stay hidden. Something that Amber herself forgets occasionally.
We meet lots of different people on the Demon Road, and find ourselves in many different tricky situations. But Landy manages to write these different scenes without the book feeling too full. nothing seems to ridiculous.... Although I was more than a little surprised at Ambers reaction when she speaks to the Shining Demon for the second time... but I guess that's the full effect of her glorious red self.

This is the first time I have read anything by Landy so I had no idea what to expect. But I loved it, I found it engaging throughout, and when I wasn't reading I found myself wondering what Amber would be getting up too next. I leave this book desperate to read the second book in the trilogy Desolation. and with a 13 year old daughter keen to read this.

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