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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv) (November 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316003778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316003773
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,978,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for BLOOD BEAST 'As always, he's a joy to read. he continues to impress.' The Independent "One of his best yet." Cork Evening Echo Praise for the Demonata Series: "All the spells, severed body parts and horror you expect from Shan, with a nail-biting and shocking finish." Waterstone's Books Quarterly "Utterly unputdownable." The Times "The plot twists and turns like a sharp descent down a dark flume" TES --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Darren Shan is the author of the twelve book series 'The Saga of Darren Shan'. His adventures have been read by millions of people around the world in several different languages, yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. He lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. And he never drinks blood. Or so he claims. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Format: Hardcover
After four thrilling novels featuring Grubbs Grady and his adventures with his crazy but caring uncle, his half-brother, Bill-E, and all the demons and monsters he's had to face (especially the one who took his parents away from him), Grubbs is back.

And this time he discovers that the only monster he has to face is himself.

Grubbs begins to have nightmares, ones with him covered in blood and being attacked by his late sister. But whenever he wakes up, he shrugs them aside, not thinking twice about them, most likely because he just doesn't want to know what they mean.

Aside from his sudden attraction to the moon and the need to howl, Grubbs has other problems on his mind. Like the differences between his new best friend, Loch, and his old good friend, now turned brother, Bill-E. Once Loch entered the picture, Grubbs just doesn't seem to have time for his first true friend and it's killing him inside, ironically. And the horrifying issues that attending school brings just don't make it any better.

Grubbs needs to get his priorities straight, especially the one dealing with him turning into a vicious monster, before it takes over and makes everything much worse.

With this fifth installment of THE DEMONATA series, fans will not be disappointed in this very thrilling, freaky, and funny novel about everyone's favorite character, Grubbs. With an ending that will drive you crazy, we can all say that Darren Shan has done it again!

Reviewed by: Randstostpher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
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Format: Hardcover
If you have followed the Demonata series, you will really like this one... Grubs has fought demons and fiends , escaped Lord Loss twice, but as he continues to grow, the curse lurks near... and friends and foes become a blur as Grubs fights for his survival... fans of of Grubbs Grady, hang on tight as the story spirals once more in the demon universe... Will Grubss escape, or is he doomed? Read on!
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HASH(0xa3eaee58) out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too June 3 2008
By TeensReadToo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
After four thrilling novels featuring Grubbs Grady and his adventures with his crazy but caring uncle, his half-brother, Bill-E, and all the demons and monsters he's had to face (especially the one who took his parents away from him), Grubbs is back.

And this time he discovers that the only monster he has to face is himself.

Grubbs begins to have nightmares, ones with him covered in blood and being attacked by his late sister. But whenever he wakes up, he shrugs them aside, not thinking twice about them, most likely because he just doesn't want to know what they mean.

Aside from his sudden attraction to the moon and the need to howl, Grubbs has other problems on his mind. Like the differences between his new best friend, Loch, and his old good friend, now turned brother, Bill-E. Once Loch entered the picture, Grubbs just doesn't seem to have time for his first true friend and it's killing him inside, ironically. And the horrifying issues that attending school brings just don't make it any better.

Grubbs needs to get his priorities straight, especially the one dealing with him turning into a vicious monster, before it takes over and makes everything much worse.

With this fifth installment of THE DEMONATA series, fans will not be disappointed in this very thrilling, freaky, and funny novel about everyone's favorite character, Grubbs. With an ending that will drive you crazy, we can all say that Darren Shan has done it again!

Reviewed by: Randstostpher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa44b115c) out of 5 stars This book rocks!! Nov. 12 2007
By P. Alyce - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First off, I have a line of 7 students waiting for this book. The wait will be worth it!!! We're back to Grubbs, which is awesome...and he's enrolled in school, which adds a new dynamic. There are signs that point to the end, but who cares since it's such a fun read? The end is a total cliff-hanger (like always!), but there's no preview for the next book (sadness ensues...) Read, read this book. Darren Shan is the man!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa412c210) out of 5 stars Wonderful!! Sept. 3 2013
By Tyler S - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an important book in the series and drops many references to the last book Bec. Shan is exceptional at making such a grisly series palatable for younger readers whilst still holding an adults attention as well.
I highly recommend the series "Zom-B" to those that enjoy this.
HASH(0xa4238420) out of 5 stars Less enjoyable than the others Feb. 7 2012
By Celine - Published on Amazon.com
This is the first book in the Demonata series that I didn't particularly like. Darren Shan books are usually characterized by their fast moving plots, their inventive gore and lots of magical fighting.

Blood Beast doesn't have any action until the very end. Most part the story is about Grubbs going through the motions of teenage life, while worrying about not so teenage problems on top of that. He might have the family curse; he might turn into a werewolf.

I didn't like Grubbs's teenage problems. They didn't only seem trivial to me, but quite stupid too. Maybe it's just that I can't identify with them anymore, but I just couldn't stand some thoughts and actions of his. He is in that fase of life where leaving friends behind for other friends is totally acceptable, where you let your so-called "friends" hurt other people without speaking up for the victim. I think that's an ugly time. It might be consistent with how teenagers act like and think like at that age, but somehow I feel uncomfortable for seeing it justified.

Blood Beast felt like an in-between book, not a legit part of the series. There was just a lot of prepping you for the next book, setting up a bunch of plotlines, coming together in a massive cliffhanger. Worst thing was, I saw the massive "surprise" of the book coming from miles away. I know that even though I might expect it, there has to be more explanation for those who don't.

Overall this book felt empty for me. There was no character growth, no major plot points other than one I was already expecting, and no action until the very end of the book. I am hoping the next book will be more like the other books in the series.
By Paranormal_Madness - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
What I liked:
-Grubbs. I love Grubbs. I feel like he grows exponentially each book, and he becomes more like a man, and less like a boy-child. He’s learning to deal with his problems, and he’s trying to get his life back on track. Plus, he’s just so authentic and real, not like a lot of other teenage boys that narrate Young Adult stories.
-Gore. I love how twisted Darren Shan’s mind must be to come up with the stuff that he does. It is so over the top and bloody and terrifying that it keeps me hooked and I can’t ever put these books down. His descriptions can draw people in, whether he’s describing the use of battle magic or the nastiest demon in the book.
-Lycanthropy. I love Darren Shan’s little twist on werewolves, and I love even more how Grubbs doesn’t magically overcome his family curse. He’s afflicted by it and he’s suffering, but he’s strong-willed enough to fight it.

What I disliked:
-Dervish. Again, he disappointed me in this book. He was too wrapped up in Juni’s love to notice what all was wrong. He was still happy and funny and a smartass, but he wasn’t that great of an Uncle/father-figure to Grubbs. And family-man Dervish is my favorite side of this character.

Overall, this was a pretty good book in the series, but definitely not the best. I love the more in-depth look at Grubbs’ family curse. In this book, we get to see it actually work its magic, and we get to see it rip Grubbs apart. The action that took place in this book was pretty good, but there wasn’t much of it. 4.0


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