Saturday, August 14, 2010

Review: The Demons Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
published by Simon and Schuster
$17.99 (hardback)
Genre: YA
322 pages

FTC: I borrowed this book from the library. I will not be compensated for this review.

What it's about:
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole--a charm that keeps her alive--and they want it badly enough to kill again.
Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so l ong.
Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspectt that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

My thoughts:
Oh, this is going to be a hard one to explain.
This book caught my attention from the very beginning. I was interested in both Alan's character and Nick's. They were both so different and it was interesting to see how they were going to react to everything.
What I liked and disliked about the book was it being through Nick's POV. His character was really hard to understand. He doesn't feel much, doesn't understand much about other people. Made it hard to be in his head, yet I really love his character. Nick and Jamie are probably my favorite characters out of this series. They are so completely different that it's hysterical to see them interact with each other.
Then there was also the plot. I guessed what was going to happen at the end at the very beginning of the book, yet somehow I was still shocked when I got to the end. The writing was amazing just for that reason. The fact that I could guess what was going to happen, and yet when it does I was still like "Oh.My.Goodness!"
I finished this book and I immediately grabbed the second book, The Demon's Covenant, and started reading.
So in other words, I liked this book. It was different from everything else I've been reading in lots of different ways. The writing style, the plot, and the characters themselves.

As a side note, this book is now in paperback with a different cover. I still picked this one to use because well, it's my favorite one. I think that model is insanely hott.

My rating: 9/10

Quote from book: "I'm not all that accustomed to the walking dead. Is it all right if I cry with terror?" -- Jamie


  1. I have been wanting to read this one for a while.. I have to on hold at the library, but somebody never returned the book. So, I think I am going to have to breakdown and buy it :D

  2. Great Review!

    We gave you an award :)

  3. I loved this book too. I just won Demon's Covenant in a contest, but I wanted to read it before it gets here, but I don't think my library has it yet.


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