Blood Beast (The Demonata, #5)
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Blood Beast (The Demonata #5)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  6,195 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Grubbs Grady has so far escaped the family curse, but when he begins to experience alarming symptoms at the onset of the full moon, he is scared that the jaws of fate are opening and about to swallow him whole.

He has cheated death, defeated demons, moved on with his life. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or w...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published June 4th 2007 (first published January 1st 2007)
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Carmaletta Hilton
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Nishanth "Art is... an Explosion!"
May 18, 2013 Nishanth "Art is... an Explosion!" rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Demonata fanatics
Recommended to Nishanth "Art is... an Explosion!" by: Numey!
3 stars for the Demonata. Yup. Keep on killing!

*cracks knuckle*
To put it in a few lines
Grubbs Grady loves Reni Gossel.
Dervish Grady loves Juni Swan.
Nishanth Anchan loves someone else.
End of story.

This was not what I expected in a Demonata book. 90%- NO GORE!

First half is filled with boyfriend, girlfriend thingy. Kissing (I prefer strangling) and stuff...ewww.

Grubbs is considered mentally mental. A psychyatrist called Misery something tests him. Grubbs yells at him. CUT.

Sleepover at Grubbs' Mani...more
Blood Beast
By: Darran Shan
272 pages
ISBN13: 9780007231324

Grubbs keeps having nightmare about demons and his sister, who was killed by demons, trying to kill him. Everytime he wakes up from his nightmare, he is always experiencing some magical moment. Grubbs had made alot of friends and decided to throw a party one day after his uncle, Dervish, left. That same night, he had woken up in the bathroom, only to realize that he was howling like a werewolf.
Darren Shan has done a great job with his bo...more
Joe Calhoun
I love my 700+ page fantasy books with descriptive prose, but I started reading Demonata for a break from that genre. I enjoyed the quick paced reading with plenty of action. This book is the exact opposite of every other Demonata. It even ends with a To Be Continued, Part 2. That seems a bit odd halfway through a series.

There is very little action, almost none at all. It's mostly a love story with about 40% of the book dedicated to digging a hole in the ground, the next 40% dedicated to describ...more
Numey {Azra, creator of Azura}
OMG, the best cliff-hunger ever!!! And everything was quite predictable and that kept the chills long and fresh! After Bec, I thought there would be nothing more gore and gross infected...guess I was wrong, and as on cue, Lord Loss has to be the "star"!!!
One thing about this series I'm anxious about is that, if there is a movie...its gonna be hard to watch!!
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Henry Hull
Like its predecessor, Blood Beast is only okay. In some aspects it is an improvement but in others it is a downgrade.

The narrative is returned back to Grubbs Grady who learns in this book that (gasp!) he has lyncanthropy. As he deals with that he also deals with your typical high school rubbish with him flirting with some girl he likes named Renee' while Renee's brother, Locke, who is also Grubbs' best friend, bullies Bill-E, Grubbs' other best friend. Why you ask, does a series about demons now...more
Miles Dracula
confused and not as good as the others
I've made it harder on myself to review these as I have read 3 of them since my last review, so I need to try to separate what's happened and look at each book in turn. So here goes.

We're back with Grubbs (YAY) and the story continues on with the family curse. However this one also holds importance with the events of book 4 (Bec). Things started to come together and make sense. The tunnel from the previous book makes a reappearance, but centuries have passed since Bec's time (think it says somet...more
Zachary Marianetti
This book picks up with Grubbs Grady, an adolescent who is just starting to control and understand his magical abilities and is beginning to have a normal life after the events and slaughter that occured in books three and one when demons terrorized him, his brother BIll-E, and his uncle Dervish. He awakens at night to find he is partially turned to a werewolf and something within him fights it (He assumes it's his magic). Hoping that he doesn't have the same curse of lyncanthropy that his siste...more
Marie-Josee Larouche
Feb 03, 2012 Marie-Josee Larouche rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Horror fantasy
Recommended to Marie-Josee by: My boyfriend
This book was more the "informative" type in the series so far; for Grubbs anyway.

This story had a very interesting and manipulative plot in the folds. I never saw it coming! Juni Swan comes back and Dervish falls in ever more love with her. The surprising part? Her magic has grown stronger than Dervishes!

The whole story resolves around Grubbs and his dire situations of him starting to turn into a werewolf. The whole story begins with Grubbs and BILL-E searching for Lord Sheftree's treasure in...more
This is the fifth book in the demonata series. This book is the third book that involves Grubbs Grady. In this book,grubs is finally realizeing the magicion side to him. Grubs also starts turning into a wearwolf and has to hold it in him some how. Grubs uses his magic to stop the wearwolf from taking over his body. then the lambs and the demons have teamed up and sent wearwolfs to attack grubs mira and dervish. Dervis has a heart attack whale this is going on and he has to be brought to safty

I c...more
This book follows in the footsteps of the action packed book, Slawter. The book centers around the main character Grubbs Grady who we have already met in Lord loss, and Slawter . After the brutal slaughter of Grubbs family by demons Grubbs is trying to move on with his life. Grubbs is also growing up ,he experiences all the things that regular teenagers go through , being popular at school, friendships ,his first crush,his first kiss. But Grubbs has much more to contend with than a normal teena...more
Siti Hajar Mohd. Khairi

Blood Beast
by Darren Shan
217 pages
Little, Brown & Company. $16.99
isbn13: 9780316003773
(Ages 12 & up)

Twisted guts spilled out of Ma Spleen...Grubbs dreams. The twisted story comes back to life with its sounding plot. Now many of you might cringe at the gory details of brutal images such as spilling guts, but the plot keeps you hungry, like Grubbs, for more...

Before it was the old age, in Bec's time. Now, it's back to the future with Grubbs as our howling...more

Do you ever think you're a fool for believing, trusting, hoping, wishing, etc? Well if you haven't, you may encounter a moment when you do. After a massacre and life's been chaotic, the therapist is back and you completely trust her. Do you ever feel confused, why oh why is this this way? Why is that that way? So many questions of this and that. How can all that be avoided? Stop being naïve, give trust to only those who really know you? How we measure up to the truth is done in different w...more
the book Blood Beast by Darren Shan is about this kid names Grubbs Grady that can use magic and had a werwolf stored in him that he fights with his magic so it does not come up and kill people randomly. His half brother Billy E also has the power to turn in to a werwolf. Once during a full moon the werwolf took over Billy E and he almost killed a girl named Meera. He only changed because he didn't have the same magic power as Grubbs. One day on a full moon Grubbs started turning into a werwolf b...more
Anne Freya
"Demonata" adalah salah satu seri yg tiap bukunya selalu kunanti-nantikan kehadirannya sambil berharap Gramedia bisa lebih cepat lagi menerbitkan lanjutannya, bukannya setiap beberapa bulan sekali. :(
Aku cukup kecewa dgn isi buku ini. Karena tampuk tokoh utama kembali berada di tangan Grubbs, si calon manusia serigala, dan sejujurnya (baik sebelum maupun setelah melahap isi buku ini), tidak ada yg begitu istimewa dari buku ini selain menceritakan seperti apakah perjuangan Grubbs dalam menolak p...more
This is the first book in the Demonata series that I didn't particularly like. Darren Shan books are usually characterized by their fast moving plots, their inventive gore and lots of magical fighting.

Blood Beast doesn't have any action until the very end. Most part the story is about Grubbs going through the motions of teenage life, while worrying about not so teenage problems on top of that. He might have the family curse; he might turn into a werewolf.

I didn't like Grubbs's teenage problems....more
“The moon’s a powerful mistress. She can reach through any wall or covering and work her wicked charms.”

Blood Beast is the fifth book in the Demonata series.

Things started to come together and make sense.
The tunnel from the previous book makes a reappearance, but centuries have passed since Bec's time but her story becomes very relevant.

Grubbs is still struggling from the aftermath from the set of Slawter, but when he finds himself waking at night in the woods of Carcery Vale, howling in his...more
Di buku kelima, POV nya balik lagi ke Grubbs, kali ini di sekolah dia udah punya banyak teman tetap, istilahnya genk. Dan kalau di buku 3, suka banget dengan sifat Grubbs, disini dia rada nyebelin, termasuk membiarkan adik tirinya Bill-E dibully sama temen genk nya, loch Gossel.

Dan ngga seperti buku ke-4 yg BEC yang dari awal sampai akhir, banyak banget berantem dan perangnya antara demon dan manusia, di Demonata #5 ini cerita sampai mau ke-bab terakhir boleh terbilang aman dari gangguan iblis....more
grubbs thinks he is turning into a wolf and which he is and he is scared. Dervish does not know but he thought grubbs might have magic in him which he does but he doesn't want to become a deciple so he hides his magic. grubb's goes to school and his friend's are with him and they throw a party at his house which dervsih knows and they have a good time. Bill E IS BULLIED BY his freind loch and grubbs doesn't do any thing about it and he is stilled bullied. grubbs started talking got bell e about...more
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Jennifer Wardrip
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After four thrilling novels featuring Grubbs Grady and his adventures with his crazy but caring uncle, his half-brother, Bill-E, and all the demons and monsters he's had to face (especially the one who took his parents away from him), Grubbs is back.

And this time he discovers that the only monster he has to face is himself.

Grubbs begins to have nightmares, ones with him covered in blood and being attacked by his late sister....more
Lilly Anne
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Blood Beast is the fifth book in a ten book series, The Demonata, by Darren Shan. It is narrated by Grubbs Grady, who narrates five other books, including the first book (Lord Loss), in the series.

Grubbs saw the mutilated bodies of his parents and his sister at the hands of Lord Loss... and tapped into his magical abilities to escape. He'd been locked in an asylum for crazy people for months... then his uncle came and saved him. He's faced demons more time than he wishes were true... but he's al

Pujiyanto stiffy
ada berita buruk dan bagus dari review ini.
1berita buruk :
sori untuk 2 bintangnya..
tapi buku ini sangat mengecewakan, setelah buku sebelumnya yang begitu bagus, sangat bagus-- tentunya aku mengharapkan kalau seri selanjutnya juga akan mempertahankan kegilaannya, tapi yang terjadi malah penurunan yang gila-gilaan.

membaca buku ini malah seperti melewati kekosongan yang sia-sia. Banyak hal-hal pointless yang diceritakan, seakan-akan penting banget mengisahkan kehidupan Grubbs yang begitu-begitu sa...more
What I liked:
-Grubbs. I love Grubbs. I feel like he grows exponentially each book, and he becomes more like a man, and less like a boy-child. He’s learning to deal with his problems, and he’s trying to get his life back on track. Plus, he’s just so authentic and real, not like a lot of other teenage boys that narrate Young Adult stories.
-Gore. I love how twisted Darren Shan’s mind must be to come up with the stuff that he does. It is so over the top and bloody and terrifying that it keeps me hoo...more
This is book 5 of Darren Shan's Demonata series. After returning from the Slawter set (yes it's supposed to be spelled like that) due to freak "fire" he finds himself becoming closer with his new group of friends. But soon Grubbs feels as if he might be changing into something he can't control. Not only does he think his family curse may be turning him into a werewolf, but the magic side of him that he met in Slawter, may not have been as temporary as he thought. Soon there is a war raging insid...more
Lycanthtopy, kutukan yang menimpa garis darah keluarga Grubss. Entah sejak kapan. Tak ada yang dapat mengingatnya. Yang pasti, banyak di antara mereka yang berubah menjadi manusia serigala. Hal tersebut telah berlangsung dari generasi ke generasi. Ketika itu terjadi, mereka akan kehilangan kewarasan dan menjadi binatang liar yang hidup untuk membunuh.

Tidak seperti serigala siluman di film-film, yang dapat kembali ke wujud normal, siluman serigala di keluarga Grubbs akan tetap seperti itu selaman...more
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Librarian's note: Also writes under the name D.B. Shan.

Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He is the author of The Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series o...more
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