Cirque Du Freak: The Lake of Souls

By: Darren Shan

Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316016659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316016650
  • Genre: Fantasy and Horror
  • Professional Reviews: CheriePie
  • Awards: None

Review

In the book, Cirque Du Freak: Lake of Souls, Darren Shan and Hakrat Mulds are going to the Lake of Souls to find out who Hakrat really is. Hakrat is a Little Person who are originally souls that have not gone to the afterlife and the person who created him was Desmond TIny. Mr. Tiny can see the past and future. The reason why they are doing this is because Hakrat has been having nightmares that wakes him up in the middle of the night screaming. It's about a place that has dragons, witches, and shadow people. Mr. Tiny says that if Hakrat keeps having these nightmares, he will most likely to go insane. And the only way to stop these nightmares was to figure out who Hakrat was before he died. And the only way to is to go to the Lake of Souls. Hakart decides on going by himself but Mr. said that if he went by himself, he would die. So Mr. Tiny suggested that Darren should come along to the journey because there would be a more likely chance of him living. Now Darren and Hakrat are on there way to the Lake of Souls. But when get to the Lake of Souls, there'll be something interesting that might put interest in the future.


What I thought about the book was that it was just something that the author decided to just add in because he couldn't think of something else. I thought that he should have add some parts when Alice and Debbie were going to Vampire Mountain to tell the Vampire Princes an update on the War that was happening with the vampires and vampaneze to make it a little more interesting than just having the whole book focused on one topic that was happening.

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