Monday, August 3, 2009
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: Available Now from Margaret McElderry (Simon & Schuster)
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 long.
Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect 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.
You know how when you hear a bunch of people rave about a book, you start to fear that you might hate it?! Am I the only one who gets slightly concerned when all they hear are good things? Well, with this book, I had no reason to fear. It was as amazing as everyone said it would be.
I'd heard that it was a bit like Supernatural and there's nothing wrong with that. I can see where Nick could be seen as slightly Dean-like, but Alan is even more sensitive than Sam. Some of the dialogue, especially Nick's was pretty Dean-erific.
Oh Nick, what a dreamboat. Even though sometimes I wanted to smack him, I could just tell that the boy was totally hot. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. I found all of the characters really compelling, especially Mae. I would love to here more of Mae and Jamie's story, because I know there is lots more to tell.
The action was intense and quick-paced and the writing was incredible. Sarah Rees Brennan has turned me into a total gushing fangirl, not that my fangirl status was lacking or anything.
I'm hoping that there is much more to come for Nick and Alan. Is she planning more? Let me know dear readers and fellow bloggers. And if you haven't read The Demon's Lexicon, you should immediately. You won't be sorry. Believe the hype....believe it.