Cirque du Freak
Book 1 of The Saga of Darren Shan.
Darren Shan is just an ordinary schoolboy – until he gets an invitation to visit the Cirque du Freak and meets Madame Octa and comes face-to-face with a creature of the night.
Soon, Darren and his friend Steve are caught in a deadly trap. Darren must make a bargain with the one person who can save Steve. But that person is not human and only deals in blood….