- 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Demon Road (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 1) Paperback – 25 Feb 2016
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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
From the Inside Flap
The creator of the number one bestselling SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series returns with the story of a girl on the run from everything she loves... and the monsters that await her.
For anyone who ever thought their parents were monsters... Amber Lamont is a normal sixteen-year-old. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends.
But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying secret, Amber is forced to go on the run. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers and red-skinned, horned demons - Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, revealing the terror woven into the very fabric of her life. As her parents close in behind her, Amber's only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
A good plot, funny conversations, happy moments, sad moments, an Irish lad, this book has it all. Humor is what makes this book special, no other author has managed to capture their personality into a book like this before.
And it is one I can not wait for the next book on this series, while I do wait, I shall reread this and his other series.
I would recommend Demon Road to everyone.
With a premise like that, who wouldn't want to read more?
Unfortunately, the answer is me.
The opening pages were engaging, but afterwards the madness was a bit too much. There was not much new information to absorb other than what the blurb had alreads provided, but what was given felt as though it were thrown in my face. Once Amber realised what her parents were after everything became too rushed without much development, from the explanation to her denial of what was happening.
Typically, the introduction of new characters are meant to pick up the pace, but this did not happen with Milo. His mysterious background was not intriguing and if he weren't there to begin with, Amber could have done much of the travelling on her own. Amber and Milo's dynamic started off weakly because they simply had nothing to say to each other. They did not feel like distinct and individual characters until Glen was brought into the story and from then onwards the plot moved at a more rapid pace.
The tone of the book was the most difficult aspect to adjust to. For the majority of the first half, the book read more in the way that I would think rather than how I would write, which could have been why I couldn't get into it. In short: it felt childish. The only thing that distinguished it from a Middle Grade book was when the dry humour was replaced with graphically violent scenes.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought Demon Road was absolutely amazing. I cannot wait until I get Demon Road Desolation which I am sure will be just as good if not better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Derek landy books my grandson loves them, he is reading his way through any Derek Landy books he can find, they keep him interested all through until he finishesPublished 5 months ago by john klyen
Demon Road is brilliant! From the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it back down. If you're a Skulduggery fan, this book is definitely for you, it has lots of humour, and as... Read morePublished 8 months ago by gh77
Loved this book! Absolutely hated the second. Haven't started the third yet. So fingers crossed it gets good again. Milo, Amber and Glen are this entire series. Perfect trio. Read morePublished 9 months ago by The RjHarris2k15
Best(ish) book ever. I highly recommend it. The only thing that could possibly beat it's awesomeness is Skulduggery Pleasant. A demon on the run. Why not?! Read morePublished 10 months ago by awesome dude
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I’ve been picking up Demon Road in bookshops for months, wavering on whether or not to get it. Last year I ended up hearing Derek Landy speak at two author events and was so... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Luna's Little Library