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Reviewing the Cirque Du Freak book series

Posted in books, monsters, reviews, vampires with tags , , , , on November 4, 2009 by Paxton

I decided this year to read a bunch of Frankenstein books for Halloween. I reviewed all of  these Frankenstein books during this year’s AWESOME-tober-fest (here, here and here). However, I actually read and finished all of those books at the end of August and early September.

So, to change things up, throughout September and early October I switched genres and read a few action books like Star Wars: Republic Commandos: Hard Contact by Karen Traavis, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and Area 7 by Matthew Reilly.  Well, when I finished those, I still had a few weeks of October left and I wanted to read some creepy and/or scary books.  There have been a bunch of ads for the new movie The Vampire’s Assistant starring John C Reilly and I thought they looked pretty good.  I’ve had my eyes on the book series the movie was based on for a while so I decided to give the first book a try (It’s currently on Book 12 which may be the last).  So I put the first book, Cirque Du Freak:  A Living Nightmare on my Paperbackswap.com Wish List and it came to me pretty quickly. So I started reading it.

CDF Living Nightmare

The movie takes it’s name from the second book, but I read somewhere that its story comes from the first three books. The first three books comprise a loose trilogy, as do each successive three books so that within the 12 book series there should be 4 trilogies. Each tied into the main story, but each having their own story arc.

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