Thursday, July 8, 2010

Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Borrowed from the library

Synopsis from Goodreads


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 des-perate 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.

This is the Demon's Lexicon.

Hey everyone, Christinabean here. I'm still new to reviewing so I'll try not to blather on as I normally might. When I first heard about this book, I really didn't know what to expect. There was some buzz on my favorite blogs and it looked interesting. When I saw the cover, my first reaction was - "How did they get Johnny Depp to pose for this?". Am I the only one who thinks that this cover could pass for Johnny Depp or even Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli) from Heroes?

So back to the review...I really enjoyed this book. I LOVED the way it twisted and turned and as the book started to pick up speed, I truly could not put it down. All the way through I kept thinking - Why does Nick have such a complex?  It's like he's emotionally inept!  I cannot wait to read the next book - Demon's Covenant.  As an introduction to the characters, you really start to identify with the brothers' relationship but I'm looking forward to how their relationship is strengthened through their adventure.  Surprise ending for me.  I think Curlypow guessed it but I didn't!  This is book one in a trilogy (who doesn't have a trilogy nowadays?). If you liked other supernatural reads such as - The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, you would probably enjoy this one.  Sarah Rees Brennan is also part of the Smart Chicks Kick it Tour so you might want to check her out along with a ton of other great authors. 

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