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The Demonata #8

Wolf Island

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As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs.

"We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped brethren. I've never rid myself of the wolf..."

196 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 2008

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Darren Shan

244 books7,595 followers
Librarian's note: Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash. And in the past he has released books for adults under the names D.B. Shan and Darren O'Shaughnessy.

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 series The Demonata, The Saga of Larten Crepsley, and Zom-B. He has also released the stand-alone novel, The Thin Executioner, and the stand-alone short novels, Koyasan, and Hagurosan. Plus, for adults, he released The City Trilogy (originally under the name of D.B. Shan), and Lady of the Shades..

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Profile Image for Ahmad Sharabiani.
9,564 reviews36 followers
July 27, 2020
Wolf Island (The Demonata, Book 8), Darren Shan

Wolf Island is the eighth installment in Darren Shan's The Demonata series. It was released in Ireland and the UK on September 22, 2008. The book is narrated by Grubbs parallel to the events of Death's Shadow.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول ماه دسامبر سال 2009 میلادی

عنوان: نبرد با شیاطین : جلد هشت 8 : جزیره ی گرگها؛ نویسنده: دارن شان؛ مترجم: فرزانه کریمی؛ تهران، قدیانی، کتابهای بنفشه، 1387؛ در 319ص؛ کتب هشتم از سری نبرد با شیاطین؛ شابک 9789645360472؛ چاپ دوم 1389؛ چاپ چهارم 1393؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی برای نوجوانان - سده 21م

نقل نمونه متن کتاب: (د ِرویش فبول نکرده به بیمارستان برود، نمیخواهد اگر هیولاها دوباره به او و «بک» حمله کردند، در ساختمانی عمومی باشد و افراد بی گناه درگیر کشت و کشتار شوند، به همین دلیل، گروه مریدها در یکی از محله های فقیر شهر، ساختمان متروکی را انتخاب کرده، و در آنجا پایگاه درمانی موقت به پا کرده اند، تا «دِرویش»، «بک» و فرد دیگری که زنده مانده است در آن اقامت کنند.)؛ ص 299متن کتاب. پایان نقل

تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 05/05/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی
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218 reviews
May 27, 2023
این جلد واقعا هیجانِ زیادی داشت
کلی اتفاقِ عجیب افتاد
من همچنان منتظرم که مشخص شه اتفاقای بدِ جلدِ قبل، الکی بوده یا به هر نحوی جور دیگه‌ای بوده🥲
با اینکه فقط دو جلد باقی مونده، ولی انگار تازه ماجرا شروع شده😎🤟
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108 reviews58 followers
October 29, 2011
Because it’s like the eighth in the series, I’m going to give it a quick review.

Characters: 8/10
Told from Grubbs’s point of view we already know most of the characters, so it’s nice to see how they are changing and facing the situation.

Writing: 8/10
How he described some of the scenes, especially what Grubbs was feeling. WOW! I felt as if I was actually in Grubbs’s head.

Plot: 9/10
This book is told from Grubbs’s point of view once again, and this has my book has my favourite scene out of the entire series (not going to spoil it for people that haven’t read it), but this book was amazing, it probably had one of the best plots. Wolf Island, god that place is amazing. How the author describes it. WOW! The plot was also original, especially considering the fact that it’s the eighth in the series.

Enjoy-ability: 8/10
As always, I enjoyed it, probably more than I did the last couple of books. I was beginning to get a bit sick of the series, but this book pulled me right back in. Just, remember this book isn’t for everyone, but for those it is, it is once again a huge success. And I think you’ll agree with me.

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2,473 reviews1,079 followers
February 13, 2017

Wolf Island is told through the point of view of my favorite of the series, Grubbs, but poor Grubbs is definitely going through some bad changes. Leaving some of the group behind for survivals sake, and after a long recap of the previous book, he and a small team follow the trail of the Lambs to an island. The Demonata attacks never grows boring, but Shan changed it up a bit by having a group of werewolves of all things - except these guys shouldn't exist any more.

The mystery of this added color to a dark series since betrayals and twists were unleashed along with the claws and violence. I didn't anticipate all of it; it's nice to still be surprised during the eighth book of a series. Shan doesn't shy aware from graphic violence or the bloody bits, but he's rarely told it through such a personalized point of view.

I dug the Grubb changes and understand the necessity of theme, but I hope it's not as permanent as it appears to be.

This is one of the faster paced, tense installments of the series. Lord Loss - the villain that I love to hate - is absent in this one but the absence is excused since there's so many new twisted monsters to uncover. While this book answers long-wandering questions, it also poses a prophecy that may spell a new doom for a favorite character and the fate of the human world.
May 14, 2013

Yes, yes, yups. First book that I give 5 stars in the Demonata xD Why? Because I have no issues with this books xD Everything happens so... awesomely, it's all so coolio! xD Yes, I agree, I'm being hyper, I don't mind ^.^

Darren Shan, hats off to you man! First, you break all rules to make Vampires awesomely great beings in Cirque Du Freak, and now... WEREWOLVES! Awesome, simply awesome! :D

GRUBBS!!!!! I just LOVE your POV! And now, you add poetic words at times, still being the I-care-a-damn-about-the-world-yet-I'm-fine dude! I'm SO GLAD HELL'S HEROES IS IN YOUR POV TOO! Woooo Hoooo an epic END from an EPIC person XD

“I'm not a human anymore.”

TIMAS! OMG, Mr. Shan! Please, please write a series of 20 books on Timas! His adventures! His everydays! His... mind blowing acts! Gosh, throughout the book, I thought him as another Bran(Run Fast mode) you get the idea, he's awesome. Hope he turns up in books to come, or else-

I shall one day, name a cat after you, the very best Timas ^.^
"Wi-Fi is a blessing from the gods"

Little Bec is there too! Poor Bec though, no more Bran :( I can't believe it... Beranabus no more! Sob!
Bec seems broken... defeated... feel sorry for her, you humans. -.-

Dervish!!! Dervish oh Grady! What a heat you have! LOVE your hair...well, the tips' colors actually.. PURPLE!!
Rest dear soul for a while, you've been an awesome character!

Meera! Oh dearie lady! You are always on the heat! never hated you, never will :)

Shark! Ummm, no words to say buddy :/ You're awesome as hell. *thumbs up*

Kirilli! What a weirdo -_-
He's a spy!! Learn from him lads! Love him ladies! He's Kovacs, Kirilli Kovacs, missing a few tips! Well, he's an expert stage magician, apart from being a Disciple, well, someone put good use to the magic, well, for humans to see that is.

Then... from where the last book was left off, from where Grubbs and co. leave, it begins...
They go to an island named Wolf Island by the LAMBS. To hunt down those good for nothing Lambs!

Wow, wish the waves crashed that way, anyway had to put it, because what's actually in it, isn't as pleasant...
But... something else happens! Something so... demonic, no... demonata-ic, I cannot say, forgive me, it would be a spoiler. -.-

Tunnels get open? Like these? Nah, Lord Loss and Juni and the Shadow are not that determined yet, or so :/ And after a looonnngggg time, Juni feels her initial magical ability to work. Sort of.

NO WAY! Just random windows, as often as anyone opens Windows 7 or 8 or even XP. Lots of stuff come out, even DEATH himself(itself?)

Guess what? Juni kisses Grubbs O_O

Oh and Meera...no... TIMAS! Yeah, Timas (my fictional genius) kisses Meera O_O
Why these snails? Don't you see? Kisses are as gross and slimy...ewww, worse than a shark's guts half out -_-

“Alive is better than dead. Always.”
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647 reviews58 followers
May 17, 2017
Maybe 3.5 stars for this one, as I enjoyed it more than the last one.
Another pretty standard Demonata book, focusing on Grubbs Grady this time (who is the best, in my opinion). Takes place round-abouts the same time as the previous book, but this time we see what Grubbs was up to (since he and Bec - and Kernel - were separated for a lot of it).
Profile Image for Ali Ebrahimi.
120 reviews
September 20, 2023
اینکه گروبز تونست با گرگ نما بودنش کنار بیاد خیلی برام جذابترش کرد و کلا جلد هایی که از دیدگاه گروبز روایت میشه رو خیلی بیشتر دوست دارم.
صبح چشمام رو باز نکرده شروعش کردم تا الان🤣)
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28 reviews1 follower
December 28, 2017
Dear Mr Shan,

You are not funny at all. Please stop writing silly jokes in your books.

Thank you very much.
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113 reviews
August 11, 2021
فضاي اين جلد جز اوايلش كه ياداوري جلد قبل از زبون گروبز بود واسم خسته كننده نبود و دوسش داشتم:)
گروبز جديدو دوست دارم و يه جا كه گفت اون باعث نابودي دنياست ياد كوهستان شبح افتادم كه پايان اينطوري اي داشت..
ولي فكر كنم ايندفعه گروبزي كه من ديدم واقعا دنيارو نابود كنه:)
دوسه جلده مرگ و مير زياده و ميدونم زياد ترم ميشه...
به شارك حس بدي پيدا كردم حس ميكنم زنده بودنش يه حقه ست:)
واره شخصيت موردعلاقه اين جلدم:
گروبز جديد
و درويش و گروبز بهترين عمو و برادرزاده دنيام:)
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4 reviews
November 24, 2008
This book is by Darren Shan, a horror writer. It's about a werewolf magician called Grubitsch Grady and the disciples (a group of magicians) are investigating a werewolf attack on his uncle. Grubitsch and the disciples search for Prae Athim, leader of the lambs (a group of people who are trying to find a cure to lycanthropy) to find out why she attacked them, the found that she had escaped to wolf island where she let all the werewolves out in the loose. When they go to Wolf island, Grubitsch starts feeling a feeling like he wants to let his werewolf form out. The disciples can take out the human guards but they are vastly outnumbered by the savage werewolves. Their helicopter breaks down and there is little chance of escape.

Darren Shan writes this book really descriptive so you can see in your mind what's going on. If he is in a cave you can see what the cave is shaped like what it looks light how bright it is. Sometimes the characters are a bit hard to visualize since he makes them act abnormally. The characters act like psycho fighting lunatics and it's too much like a fairytale. The boy gets power hungry and the girl gets sad because he becomes that. It's not original.

The Introduction of the book is good. It really shows you the main character; how he behaves, what he thinks, you really feel like you know him.

The author shows the plot, what their goal is, what the problem is, and what the characters think about certain events.

The ending sums the book up and makes you want to read the next book because he leaves you in suspense right before a huge event like a fight that you want to read about.

I enjoyed reading this book and I couldn't put it down. I read it for the whole day when I got it. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and horror stories. It's a bit bloody though so you might get nightmares if you aren't ready for it.
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Author 13 books160 followers
May 29, 2018
بهترین کتاب مجموعه دموناتا ! اولا که راوی این کتاب گروبز گریدیه . دوما پر از اتفاق های پیش بینی نشده هست ! سوما پر از زد و خورد و دعوا و جنگ و.... . حتما از این کتاب لذت خواهید برد .
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4,559 reviews475 followers
October 12, 2014
Again, this book brings us back to Grubb’s story.

This book tells us more about the werewolves than it tells us about the demons, but the demon story does still continue. With the usual twists you expect in Darren Shan’s books, this one is no different, keeping you entertained throughout and ready to read the next instalment even before you had put down this book.
Profile Image for Erin Forson.
506 reviews4 followers
August 29, 2012
Wolf Island
By Darren Shan
Every Demonata reader knows that the Lambs are a necessary evil, ridding the world of innocent—albeit dangerous—teens who morph into werewolves and make the earth unsafe for humanity. But when Grubbs and his crew return from the demon universe to investigate an increase in wolf attacks, the true motives of the Lambs come into question and Grubbs’s wolven side strains for release. Fans may be shocked by some of the unique conflicts that begin to surface in book eight. Past installments of this series have required Grubbs to accept the deaths of his loved ones, make sacrifices for the cause, kill, and even be willing to give his own life to save another. However, those killings were always of the demon kind, and Grubbs’s sacrifices served to make the world a safer place. Yet Wolf Island reveals Grubbs’s transformation from a young man fighting for the survival of all humans, be they good or slightly bad, to developing a blood-lust that is out of control—a blood lust that does not exclude the desire to murder members of the human race. A moral line is crossed here, and the reader is left to wonder whether Grubbs’s character has succumbed to his own internal evil, or whether he is being manipulated by some outside force—an uncertainty that is not fully clarified by the book’s conclusion. Readers will be left crestfallen at the changes in Grubbs, but also curious to see whether he will be redeemed in the next installment.
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1,179 reviews258 followers
July 8, 2015
4.5 Stars

Wolf Island, #8 in The Demonata Series by Darren Shan is another fabulous installment in the series. As like the last few novels, pretty much all of our favorite heroes are in this one again. Unfortunately, Bec and Dervish are part of this story line without us ever being treated to their points of view. Lord Loss does not make an appearance in this book, but he still makes his presence known.

This is another Grubbs story. Of course it is, after all the name of the book is Wolf Island and Grubbs is the only living magician / werewolf. Shan always keeps things moving at a blazing fast pace with tons of detailed action. We get treated to plenty of magic, guns, knives, and teeth...

This novel starts like it might be a filler story but quickly shows that this is another pivotal story in the Demonata series with nothing less at stake than the fate of the world. I loved all the wolf scenes and won't give away any spoilers. Grubbs get stronger in his magic and in his...muscle. The story line sets up the coming together of all the plot threads and the final confrontations that are sure to come.

This is simply a fabulous dark and twisted series that is a joy to read. I love the writing of Shan and highly recommend him to all lovers of Urban Fantasy and those that love demonic horror.
2 reviews1 follower
May 14, 2010
The Demonata series is a complex mixture of books when the words make you think more than you had expected. Its not just a book of action, gore and magic. The series revolves around things like beginning all, love and hate, and choosing the greater good or your own family and friends. In wolfs island Grubbs Grady realizes what he was destined for in life whether he liked it or not. First Grubbs had to go through losing his parents to Demons. After he had to handle turning into a werewolf uncontrollably. After that he learned he was a magician and his fate told him to fight Demons, Yet the worst was still no come? Yes, Grubbs mutated into a werewolf, which is how he would stay, to fight demons till the war is over as a mutated bulging blood bathed werewolf. And no matter how gross he is, he's stuck because fate put him there as a mutated beast. He's there to help no matter how bad it is for him or how hard. It made me realize some people's lives, or werewolves lives, are uncontrollable, whether they like it or not.
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515 reviews64 followers
July 18, 2016
So glad I have time to return to this fucking series with a series of Rock n' Roll albums (Queens, David Bowie, Gun n Roses) to paddle along, underneath the breathe of demons's stinky blood pool and organs chopped up slushy frappe. Not originally plotted but delicious!
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183 reviews
January 31, 2021
If you — like me — have been expecting for something very specific, which has been overshadowed over five books, to happen, this book is for you. IT finally happens.

That reason alone isn’t the only thing that ‘Wolf island’ has to offer. The novel gives you a proper heist and scorching betrayals, old familiar faces and new acquaintances. I also found my new favorite character of the series, Timas. (Please Mr Shan, bring him back for the finale.)

The novel really gives you an insight to the future and prepares you for the finale. What are the chances of Grubbs being the one who destroys everything? There must be a catch... I am however pleasantly surprised that even though I did not really invest myself to the werewolf-subplot in the beginning of the series, the more I got to know about them, the more interested I became. The pacing of the story is perfect for me and the plot of the book is pretty unique as it’s already the eight book. It doesn’t feel like repetition. Instead things move forward smoothly and naturally.

Next one is Kernel. I’m actually interested to hear his part of the story. Where did he go? He’s not so naïve anymore so arguably Beranabus’s company had some effect on him. Their growing relationship is very sweet too... ✧

4 stars
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230 reviews1 follower
July 1, 2017
After not touching this series for so long, I knew it was going to be a little difficult to get back into it. The details on some characters were a bit fuzzy, but the basic idea of the plot was fairly fresh and rehashed towards the beginning of the book. I was quickly reminded which characters I absolutely loved and which characters I felt could burn in a pool of demon vomit for all I cared.

That being said, I can't say Wolf Island was the best book of the series, but it was one of them. Wolf Island saw a whole lot of character development and plot building. While I wasn't a fan of the change we saw in Grubbs, I would be lying if I said I wasn't rooting for it in some way. It was really cool to see deeper into the lore surrounding the Grady family curse even if we really still never found out WHAT caused it. I really loved seeing more of Meera and Shark, and Timas quickly became a favorite character of mine.
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Author 1 book5 followers
May 9, 2020
Loved the gorey details in this one! And that was one heck of a transformation! I wonder how he will use it. Everything has been leading up to the biggest fight of their lives and I'm living for it ! Getting close to the end now and I have literally no idea how it's going to go down but I'm so excited for it!!! 😭😍
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134 reviews2 followers
October 29, 2022
Wolf Island is a quick installation within The Demonata series. Filled with its usual gore and irreverence, it’s kind of par for the course, but still fun.
123 reviews
September 24, 2022
I think from reading this and book 7 back to back there was a bit of repetition of events from another perspective near the start that I could have done without, but once we started progressing things really heated up. An exciting and fun scenario. The overall arc was predictable but I don't think that's a bad thing. Not everything has to subvert expectations, and there's been enough ground work for certain events to come to fruition and be cool to see, even if I did see them coming. Nice execution, looks like we're ready for the end game, looking forward to the penultimate installment next :)
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660 reviews44 followers
February 6, 2023
I never in a million years thought I of all people, would give a Darren Shan book anything less than 5 stars, let alone one star but this book was so bad. Just to put it out there I love Cirque Du Freak, it’s one of my favorite series. Now I did try rereading it, and I couldn’t stand the writing style long enough to do so, and I’m noticing this with this series as well, but it could possibly be that as I’m getting older, I’m looking for more interact writing, which is lacking in his young adult books (I’ve yet to read his “adult” series, hopefully will be getting a copy soon.)

Any way’s basically in this book Grubb’s is in the Demonata world with Kernel and Beranabus. They kill demons wanting information on the Shadow, then they go back to the “real world” then of course more killing and chaos happens. The Grubb’s goes with Shark and Merra to go find out who sent wolves that apparently attacked Grubb’s uncle and Bec. So then they go on an “epic adventure” and go to the lambs, then they get a tour of what really happens at the lambs headquarters, then they go on to Wolf Island where apparently Prae Athim is keeping all these new and enhanced werewolves. Then once they get there they find out they have been deceived by someone who they thought was on their side, and the person they thought they were fighting against was still somewhat of a victim. Then a bunch of killing, fighting, dead, not dead, dead, killings, blood, dirt, brainiac business, killing, bombing, etc. It repeats in this pattern until the climax GRUBB’S RELEASES HIS INNER WEREWOLF! DUH DUH DUNNNN!! Then he controls the wolves, feasts on people/wolves, etc. They eventually escape and go back to the “mainland” and start their epic new adventure :/

Next, is for what I didn’t like about the book that caused my low rating. Well for one I found it incredibly boring. I know this may sound crazy but I really don’t like werewolves, I find demons and vampires way more interesting. Also the plot of this whole series is crazy! Now trust me I love crazy plots but this is a little much for me. If you go back to the beginning this started with Demon’s and yes werewolves were there but they were not that important, nor did they really seem like they would become so, but they did. Then Lord Loss was the biggest foe, until books two and four because those went all crazy and were partially confusing to me because I did know who the heck was telling the story or why it wasn’t about Grubbs. After all that had occurred BAM! The shadow comes in after a bunch of seemingly important characters die… yeah I’d say a little too much jumbled into one book series.

The last thing that I’m going to write because I don’t want to type and pinpoint every little thing I disliked, I’m going to the most major thing to me, the way Grubb’s changed bothered me, and made me completely detest his character. I literally wanted to take and shoot him… The one thing I liked about his character that he never went over to the “monstrous” side, and he always had compassion for all of human race. He lost ALL of this, and that’s what, for me, made his character him. Destroying all of that and making him into this monstrous freak, wolf, magician, human thing was grotesque to me. Maybe it’s because I’m one of those people who think unless someone gives the world a reason for them to be dead, then EVERY life matters, which is something these books go completely against.
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1,535 reviews79 followers
October 28, 2014
5++ stars

Woohoo!! XDDD aku tadinya ga berharap banyak dari yg satu ini, secara naratornya si Grubbs yg gaya ceritanya pake present tense. Ditambah dgn tema werewolves, duh...aku sbnrnya lumayan bosan dgn tema ini secara ini buku ketiga werewolves yg kubaca dlm 2 minggu terakhir ini. Tapi wow, angkat topi buat Darren Shan! Kemahirannya meramu plot membuatku lupa sama sekali dgn tetek bengek present tense itu krn udah otomatis ngelahap aja tulisan yg ada dan action-nya itu duhhh menegangkan bgt!! Sampe jam makan pun ikut bergeser, ditunda krn uda nanggung tinggal 5% yg blm dibaca!!

Soal werewolves, 2 jempol buat Darren Shan. :) Werewolves yg selama ini kubaca dlm buku2 lain jadi kaya anjing liar kalo dibandingin ama werewolves yg ada dlm buku ini. Bnr2 werewolves yg original bgt.

Tapi kalo cuma ngandelin werewolves yg original sih palingan cuma kukasi 4.5 stars. Nah, pengembangan karakternya dan plot twist-nya itu yg mantap abis! XDD Perubahan Grubbs luar dlm fisik batin bnr2 berhasil disampaikan Darren Shan dgn baik dan mengejutkan! Pokoknya wow abis deh, secara aku tadinya paling malas kalo tiap kali POV serial ini mulai dipegang ama Grubbs. :p

Ga disangka kalo inilah buku terbaik dari semua 8 buku yg sudah kubaca dlm seri ini. Bayangin aja, uda buku ke-8, guys... tapi masi bisa bikin kita jauh dari kata jenuh dan Darren Shan masi punya plot yg jauh lbh bgs setelah 7 buku... Now, that's something. :)

Tinggal 2 buku lagi menuju akhir! XD Semoga ending-nya bagus dan tdk mengecewakan!! secara ramalan tentang Grubbs the Chosen One membuatku jadi cemas kalo Darren Shan bakal bikin akhir buku ini senasib dgn seri populernya yg juga adalah favoritku sepanjang masa.

Yg suka dgn horor, gory dan petualangan yg dipenuhi dgn action wajib baca seri yg satu ini! XDD Dijamin ga bakalan nyesel. :)

Dari 8 buku yg kubaca cuma ada 1 yg kuberi 3 stars, rata2 kuberi 4-5 stars. :)
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66 reviews
October 14, 2009
1ST Quarter
Siti H.M. Khairi

Wolf Island
by Darren Shan
204 pages
Little, Brown & Company $16.99
isbn13: 9780316048903
(Ages 14 & up)

Grubbs Grady is sniffing, literally, for clues in the swift disappearance of his unfortunate blood relatives/ werewolves. With the help of fellow Disciples and their back-up, they risk their lives to find out the truth: if the werewolves have joined forces with Death itself. What they find will take them over the edge and they have a very, very slim chance of ever living to to tell the tale. Time is running out but Grubbs turns out to be the key to their survival. With the power of a magician, a werewolf and the Kah-Gash: he could be lethal, even to the people he cares most.

This is book was bloody fantastic. Action at every turn, a fast-paced story behind the eyes of Grubbs Grady, who was supposed to be dead or roaming free in the form of a rugged beast. You'll experience twists at every turn, unfortunate outcomes, unexpected events, jealousy, the drive of survival, the bravery, the mockery as well as the welcoming humourous comments. This is book packed with a gross story, just waiting to be found.

I recommend this book to people ages 14 and up. It might be very graphic for younger people. The blood and violence might not be suitable especially with the vivid details. I highly recommend this book for people looking for adventure, mystery, not always happy endings and a little courage to even open this lovely book.
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97 reviews4 followers
February 5, 2010
Reviewed by delil1 (TCRC)

Ok, so Grubbs is the narrator for this book. Wolf Island takes place at the same time as Death's Shadow it tells what Grubbs was doing while Bec was with Dervish. He has accepted his role as magician and is in the demon universe with Beranabus trying to find info on the Shadow. But when word about the attack on dervish and Bec reach them they return to save them. Investigating the truth behind the attack leads Grubbs and a group of disciples to the leader of the Lambs and a uncharted land called you guessed it Wolf Island. There Grubbs must fully accept who/what he is and who he was destined to be if he has any hope of getting himself or any of his friends off of that island. On the bright side Grubbs is finally starting to get comfortable in his own skin and enjoys being him, also he starts to understand more about the true meaning of the word responsibility. This book will have you standing up and cheering for the most unusual (and most reluctant) hero the world has ever seen.
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2,162 reviews49 followers
January 30, 2010
Book eight in the Demonata series.

Much of this book, narrated by Grubbs, takes place at the same time as the events in Death's Shadow. While Beranabus, Bec, Dervish, Sharmila, and Kernel are fighting the Shadow, Grubbs, Meera, and Shark are on the trail of the werewolves who attacked Dervish in Carcery Vale.

The search for Prae Athim turns out to be a trap, and Grubbs has to make a decision that could save his friends or doom them all to a gory death.

The finale brings the survivors of the two sets of heroes together for yet another battle. Fantastic ending that will leave readers slavering for the next installment.
59 reviews
December 13, 2009
this is the most wildest book out of all the books in the demonata saga. i read this in a total of 2 days a total of about 6 hours. best book i've ever read. darren shan really knows how to describe the fights, gore, and bloody battles. this book, this book, makes me want the next book badly! i recommend this book to whoever is into fast racing, adventures, blood and gore, and whoever is looking for a book to kill time. this book is absolutely amazing! READ IT
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1,371 reviews12 followers
August 25, 2009
I liked how this book didn't just start where the last one ended, but paralleled the last book, just from Grubbs point of view instead of Bec's. Shan really likes weird character names. There were several unexpected developments, but he really knows how to develop a good action adventure without being heavy handed with the plot twists.
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1,478 reviews156 followers
May 12, 2014
Hodně povedené pokračování Demonaty, i když předchozím dvoum dílům se asi nevyrovná. Bude to asi tím, že Grubbse nemám tolik v lásce jako třeba Bec. I tak je to ale skvělá jízda plná vnitřností a krve - a je tam Žralok!

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