Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Series: Demon Road
Published: August 28th 2015
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…
I’m pretty sure this book is something I’ve been looking for, for quite some time. Being a lover of fantasy and sci-fi novels, I’m always on the look out for a really good novel in this genre. Many people of the internet have said a lot of good things about this book and was thrilled when it was available for request on Netgalley.
For all those who are a lover of the supernatural and a badass friendship then this book is perfect.
The protagonist Amber is such a brilliant character who is great as a demon and as a human and has grown to become one of my favourite characters. Despite living a life with no friends, apart from those online and parents who were only interested in her for her flesh, she is still extremely strong and battles for her life through obstacle and adventures that no 16 year old should go through.
Then there’s Glen. Although he is one annoying son-of-an-irishman, I do love him considerably. His cheeky attitude and need to join in just makes my heart melt. In addition to Amber’s mission to saving her life, Glen himself is also on a mission to save his own life, adding to the brilliant adventure this book takes us on, full of twists and turns and the cliched edge-of-your-seat moments.
Their guardian and chauffeur through all this action and adventure is the lovely Milo. From the offset we can tell he is a tricky guy, who insists that he doesn’t care about anything but getting paid and completing his job, but we know deep down he comes to grow towards Amber and I love him so much. In addition to this there is a major secret about Milo and his identity that for me was a major wowzah, again adding to the greatness of this book.
Despite all these great factors, this book is definitely not for the squeamish and faint-hearted as some parts of this book can be quite a bit gruesome and I must admit I felt a bit sick during some parts, but if you love blood and guts then you’ve come to the right place!
There’s a vast amount of demons, vampires, flying beasts and even a good old witch (who isn’t actually good) so you’ve basically got the full package here. I haven’t seen anything but I so hope there is going to be a sequel to this book, as the adventure has not yet finished and there a few things left to keep us wondering, which I hate and love at the same time.
There is so much I can say about this book that I love and want to express but I’m going to refrain as I don’t want to spoil anything.
I would 100% recommend this book, the content is bloody brilliant and Landy does an excellent job of making you feel for the characters and creating a clear image of things in your head. So good.