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cover image for Birth of a Killer by Darren ShanReviewed by Rhea

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Birth of a Killer is a prequel to the series Cirque Du Freak.  While Cirque Du Freak is centered around Darren and his adventures as a vampire, Birth of a Killer begins the story of Larten Crepsley, Darren’s master.  Larten Crepsley murders the owner of the factory where he works after his young cousin is killed in one of the owner’s rages.  Forced to run as he will be killed if he stays, Larten goes to the only place he thinks he can find shelter: the cemetery.  There he meets Seba Nile, a vampire, who takes him on as an apprentice.  Birth of a Killer chronicles the life and adventures of Larten as he grows up and becomes a vampire.

This is a great book that I absolutely loved.  It has lots of action, while at the same time not going overboard.  The ending is very suspenseful and leaves the reader hanging.  This book connects to Cirque Du Freak not only because it has many of the same characters, but also because a lot of what happens in it ties together loose ends in the previous series.  I would recommend that you read Cirque Du Freak before reading this because it makes the story a lot more interesting.  There are lots of “ah ha!” moments.  Definitely read this book!

Drag Me to Hell

Movie Review: Drag Me to Hell [PG-13]

Reviewed by Crystal

I thought Drag Me to Hell was a horrible movie. It was the cheesiest movie I’ve seen in my entire life. It was very unrealistic. For instance, when the metal iron fell on Mrs. Ganush, her eyeballs popped out and landed on Christine. Also, when Christine is at home doing house chores, a goat comes to her house and tries to attack her. It’s creating noises outside her house nad it was banging on windows and doors, which didn’t make sense at all to me. Since Mrs. Ganush cursed the button on Christine’s coat she has three days till she goes to hell, unless she gives the button to someone else. She thought that she gave the button to Mrs. Ganush’s dead corpse, but didn’t realize it was a coin in an envelope that got mixed in with the button, which she dropped on the floor of her car. I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone because it has a really sad ending that leaves you confused. Also, the violence in the movie was cheesy and looked as if it was made back in the 1960’s.