Derek Landy has been one of my favourite authors ever since reading the Skulduggery Pleasant series. So of course I had to start reading his new series, the Demon Road trilogy.
“Demon Road”, which is the first book in the series, is one of those books which you can’t put down. It’s fast paced, full of action, and though it has flaws they don’t spoil the enjoyment of the story.
My favourite thing about Derek Landy is how his stories are a mashup of different genres. Demon Road is as much a road trip and adventure story as it is a horror one. But it works. Landy mixes up demons, vampires and murders and it makes one hell of a book.
The characters also help this book to be as enjoyable as it is. If you’ve read Skulduggery Pleasant, you know that Landy’s characters are often smart and sarcastic or stupid and hilarious. The main character, Amber, is so much more likeable than Valkyrie from Skulduggery Pleasant. She’s a demon running from her parents who are trying to kill her. And her companions Milo and Glen are also solid characters. However any Skulduggery Pleasant fans will probably see a lot of parallels between some of the main characters in Demon Road and the ones in Skulduggery Pleasant.
I really enjoyed the book, sometimes the plot felt a bit rushed, but I didn’t mind. I’m looking forward to reading the next book, “Desolation”.