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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; 01 edition (25 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0008156921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008156923
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.4 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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Praise for Derek Landy:

‘Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish.’ Inis

‘Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.’ Irish Post

Praise for Demon Road:

‘An exciting new trilogy.’ The Sun

‘[I] immediately wanted to read more.’ MaximumPop!

‘With an engaging story, weird and wonderful characters and a dash of teenage angst, Demon Road is one highway you’ll want to go down.’ SciFiNow

‘Landy’s done it again.’ SFX Magazine

''Demon Road introduces you to characters you can't help but connect with on an emotional level.’ Inis

About the Author

Derek Landy is the author of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, which has been published in 35 languages and won him many awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Irish Book of the Decade.

Derek lives in Ireland. where he spends much of his time trying to come up amusing bios.

DEMON ROAD is his brand-new YA novel.


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Derek Landy is also the author of the incredibly popular Skulduggery Pleasant series. His stories, and that includes Demon Road, have a subtle layer of wit running throughout them.
In this new venture Landy introduces a tough teenage girl, who is faced with a certain death sentence and changing her already sealed fate.She learns to accept her inner beauty and outer strength.
Poor Amber, imagine finding out you're not only a monster, but you're also the next full course meal for your parents and their friends. Luckily for her she has someone on the inside on her side, and that person leads her to Milo.
Milo is the dark horse, I hope we get to know him a lot better in a possible sequel. He starts out as the untrustworthy stranger and slowly becomes Amber's new family.
Everyone seems to spend all their time trying to outsmart the boss demon, which tends to end up complicating matters. Amber seems to be particularly talented at making bad situations even worse.
Will we see Glen again in the next book? There was a slight or suggestion that we might not have seen the last of him. I hope so , because he was quite funny.
It is a fast paced supernatural demonic extravaganza with witty dialogues and strong memorable characters. Oh, and kudos to Landry for making a point of calling out the cat-callers of our society.
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley.
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I adore the Skulduggery Pleasant books so I immediately bought the entire Demon Road trilogy.

This book has Landy's trademark wit, fights, violence and unexpected turns but isn't a Skulduggery knock-off. Amber isn't Valkyrie and the plot is original, twisty and imaginative.

I read the book in one day, I loved it and plan to move straight on to Desolation.

And if these are your first Derek Landy books, treat yourself by reading the Skulduggery books too. They're incredible.
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Format: Hardcover
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 27th Aug 2015
Page count: 512pp
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

I'm aware of Derek Landy from the Skullduggery Plesant books, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so when I heard about Demon Road, I knew I just had to give it a go. Especially when some of the reviews compare it to my favourite TV show, Supernatural.
And the book starts with a bang;
"Twelve hours before Amber Lamont's parents tried to kill her, she was sitting between them in the principal's office ..."
She's been called in by Mrs Cobb, because over the last month she has been involved in three altercations, nothing like her normal behaviour. It's clear from the start that Amber is a strong, resilient character and as the quote says, "from the mouths of babes" - Amber's logic and honesty in the face of adversity is honourable. Of course, the adversity isn't what you think - it isn't the threat from Mrs Cobb that's the issue, it's the calm way in which her parents react to Mrs Cobb and decide to 'punish' the principal.
Amber's parents are odd, to say the least. Of course everything starts to make sense when Amber finds herself on the run, and on a hellish road trip on the Demon Road.
As always, Landy's sense of humour shines through the narrative. On this demonic road trip we have the guy with the mysterious and dangerous background, Milo, Glen, the Irish youth exploring America and Amber. It is through Glen that most of the humour comes through, giving Landy a chance to share his Irish heritage. As for the car the group are travelling in, I can see why the publishers have compared this to Supernatural, as Milo's car has the same amount of personality as Dean's 'Baby' from that series.
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Review from Mia, aged 12
This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Amber. She lives a normal life, in a normal house, with a normal job and normal parents. At least, she thinks her parents are normal. When two rude guys attack her, it changes her life forever.

She becomes a red-skinned, horned demon and then figures out her parents and their friends demons too. And, they are out to kill her.

When Amber is sent off with a complete stranger on a drive around America, she has no idea what's going on. She makes a deal with a demon from Hell and she only has 504 hours to find a person who's name she doesn't know, or else she dies. During the journey, Amber meets an Irish guy called Glen who has a similar predicament to hers and he tags along. On their mission, Amber, Glen and the driver, Milo, battle off vampires, more demons and winged beasts. But will they survive driving across the Demon Road?

This is an amazing book by Derek Landy, one of my favourite authors. I read it in three nights! I love his Skulduggery Pleasant novels as well. I find Derek's work a great way to get people reading.

There is a bit of cursing in this book, so I recommend it for ages 12+
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Format: Hardcover
Received an advance copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Quick overview: Amber has a relatively boring life. She has parents who aren't really too bothered about her and she hasn't really felt close to. She has a few friends but nothing to shout about, and a job working as a waitress. One night, after a shift at work and some rude and difficult customers, Amber finds herself in trouble. The aforementioned customers were asked to leave the diner and afterwards confront Amber as she's walking home. Scared, Amber starts to run; when they attack she suddenly feels a sense of power and rips his jaw apart and bites off his finger. Like you do. Turns out, Amber is a demon, born from a pact her parents made with the Shining Demon, and the plan is for them to eat her. Amber's parents have become part of a cult like group; the deal being that every 16 years they eat a child. The couples in the group take turns to raise then eat a child, in return for their blood after the feed. This time it's Amber's turn, only it seems she's not going to take this.

Amber runs away after witnessing her parents and friends killing a police officer, eating him and then over hearing plans for them to eat her. She is told the truth by Imelda, an Aunt like figure, who gives her some options for how to change her future. Amber ends up making a pact with the same Shining Demon her parents did; her protection in return for the life of a man who escaped the demon years before. Amber meets Milo, the man she pays to transport her around in search of this man, who becomes a sort of guardian like figure. Along the way, they pick up Glen - a guy in as much trouble as Amber as he was given a death mark by another demon that he needs to pass on.
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