Tuesday, February 12, 2008

There is Life After Cirque du Freak

Yesterday I was in the Teen Corner of the library and overheard a conversation between a mother and son. He was looking for the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan and their conversation went something like this:

Mom: Haven’t you read these before?
Son: Yes, several times.
Mom: Why don’t you get something else?
Son: But I like these.
Mom: You might like some of these other books.
Son: Maybe, but I know I like these.
They left with several in the Cirque du Freak series and nothing else.

The Cirque du Freak series has been wildly popular here at the DPL, how could they not be with titles like Tunnels of Blood and Killers of the Dawn. I have lost count of how many times I have replaced lost or stolen copies, or ones that have just fallen apart—a sure sign of popularity. So for all the frustrated mothers I have put together a list of books that will hopefully appeal to the Cirque du Freak obsessed.

Dread Locks (or Red Rider’s Hood) by Neal Shusterman
Freaks by Annette Curtis Klause
Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes
The Hand of the Devil by Dean Vincent Carter
Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos
Ostrich Eye by Beth Cooley
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Sorcerers of the Nightwing by Geoffrey Huntington
Thirsty by MT Anderson

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    this serie is amazing i read the whole serie darren shan is the best author i know his books kept me wanting to read more the end was facinating


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