American Monsters (Demon Road #3)
The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.
Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers – living a...more
((P.s just saying, I haven't read the whole of American Monsters and am up to where Glen comes alive again.)) (hide spoiler)]
I've loved The Demon Road Trilogy it has been an awesome series, I just don't know how I feel about the last book. Yeah, it was good but it took me a while to get into it and I found some of it to be pretty boring which made feel detached from it so for that I give it 3.5 stars.
It follows on from the last book Amber now being The Shinning Demons Representative and looks li ...more
Derek Landy always comes out with something new and original, never fails at his stories, always keeps on coming out with the best and only the best. His characters are flawless, I love the stories and the dialogue. Oh, and the plot of this series, the plots, are just amazing and I love them. Milo Sebastian is such a great character, showing the good and bad in every character and showing that there are some redeeming qualities to make up for the bad things that he has done with h ...more
One of the fastest paced roller coaster journeys of the imagination I have been on.
Thank you to the publishers and author to allow me to read this in exchange for an honest review, via Netgalley.
American Monsters was brilliant and a fantastic end to the Demon Road trilogy! The books got better and better as they went on, with the first being a 4 star read for me, the second a 4.5 star and the final a 5 star read. These books have been amazing!
Amber was so kick arse in this final book but we see she's s ...more
So what’s the conclusion like? Well I preferred American Monsters to Desolation. The focus of the story has returned to Amber, the narration not shifting to other characters. For me, I think this works better. Amber’s character has grown a lot since Demon Road a ...more
Amber Lamont takes complicated to a whole new level as she becomes the Shining Demon, Astaroth's representative, and together with her companion Milo Sebastian and her ghost of a friend Glen she takes up her most dangerous quest yet as she seeks a way to defeat her parents once and for all, double-cross the Shining Demon, and escape alive.
American Monsters certainly isn't uninteresting, but I think there's a lot more room ...more
Amber went from hating her image to liking it, simply because Kelly fancies her. Amber's character felt completely random in this, and so different to how she previously was in Demon Road. She's suddenly treating everybody like dirt.
Too many chara ...more
As the final book in the Demon Road Trilogy I was ready to finish this story, although I was worried, as I had mixed feelings about Desolation but American Monsters was amazing!
The characters were amazing and the story was finished perfectly. I will admit that I cried like a child near the end during my lunch break at work ( that was embarrassing!) but everything was mostly tied up.
there are a few things that aren't resolved but ...more
Don't get me wrong, a lot of stuff happened, but I just found myself.. not caring. The story jumped all over the place a bit with so many different little story arcs, but somehow Derek managed to tie them all together, albeit somewhat messily. I just have so many unanswered questions!!
I in no way disliked this book. I admire Derek Landy. He is to me what J.K. Rowli ...more
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& it was my kind of a road trip. You know. One with demons, vampires, monsters and with a nice mix of horror and gore...and a touch of humor. What a great trilogy!
Oh, boy was this a let-down.
I liked Demon Road. I thought Desolation was pretty great. But this book was veeeery bad.
The whole thing felt pretty rushed. It also felt like Derek had tried to cram in EVERY PLOT POINT POSSIBLE into what is actually a fairly short book, and it didn't work. Dozens of new subplots cropped up, diverted the story for a few dozen pages and then were resolved, which meant that the main plot - catching Amber's parents and somehow getting out of her contract with Astaroth ...more
One way or another...
this ends tonight.
It's all going to hell...
American Monsters is another book I've been heavily anticipating for most of the year. Landy's sexy, supernatural horror trilogy has been spectacular, and the final entry doesn't disappoint. Showcasing his spectacular skills at blending the severe with the comedic, American Monsters gives us more of what we love of the series while sadly also wrapping it up.
I've made this comparison before, but it's more than apt: If ...more
Enjoyment Rating: Four Stars
◆ Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins for this eBook copy for review ◆
So the Demon Road trilogy has been a bit of a rollercoaster for everyone, I think. Personally, I'm happy I read it and it's strengthened my desire to read anything Derek comes up with. It's definitely not perfect and not what a lot of people were expecting, but considering there was so much to live up to after Skulduggery I think it's been a worthwhile ride.
I admit horro ...more
I’ve followed with interest Derek Landy’s series of The Demon Road Trilogy, and the evolution of Amber, the main character. If it’s true that adolescence is a difficult time, try it when your parents are demons planning on eating you when you become sixteen to increase their power, and you’ll see that Amber’s circumstan ...more
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Amber and Milo are on the road again, trying to hunt down Amber's parents while also acting as Astaroth's representative. When an opportunity arises for a double-cross, Amber must keep her cards close to her chest or risk death and eternal torment.
This is a finale that really does the series justice. I am so glad that Landy didn't fall into the trap of trying to draw the ending out as long as possible whi ...more
It just felt ever more like washed-out Skulduggery. Amber more or less IS Valkyrie, and the two series explore the EXACT SAME ...more
Also the ending was a bit anticlimactic. And I get that it's hard to close off a series. I mean you have been building up to a finale were Amber may or may not kill her parents, cheat Astaroth and drive away happily with Milo. A finale were every single one of Amber's friends could die and she could be stuck as Astaroth's ...more
It's just an amazing series. I've read several, but this one is the only that felt like there was a real development through each books. What I'm trying to say, is that the series manages to maintain the same twisted, modern horror feeling, while making each book different and full of new surprises. And talkin ...more
For what it was worth I enjoyed my time on the Demon Road. Following Skulduggery Pleasant however, I had set my expectations far too high and as I close the last pages of the book and put it back on my shelf I can't help but feel a bit of a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. While my biggest problem with "Desolation" was in regards to the pacing where the whole book kind of needlessly stretched out the event ...more
Needless to say, the stakes are higher, the monsters are tougher and Amber is still useless in combat. I consider this a good thing because too many times the perfectly ordinary loser suddenly gets some super power and then can not only wield them proficiently but they also suddenly know kung ...more
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