Title: The Demon’s Lexicon
Author: Sarah Rees Brenna
Release Date: June 1st, 2009
Series: The Demon’s Lexicon #1
Number of Pages: 322
Publisher: McElderly Books
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.
This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.
I had seen a lot of this series around on different blogs. The third book came out not long ago, so I decided to give this series a shot.
The story wasn’t bad, yet I just couldn’t get into it that much at first. Once the story really got moving, I couldn’t put it down. The story was surprising. Everytime I expected something to happen, it was usually something completely different that did. So many great twists. Yet, as much as I was curious about what would happen next, I don’t feel like running to the bookstore to get the sequel. I will get it sometime, but it’s not a need. I liked it a lot, but it’s not the kind of books that I feel like reading now. Maybe at another time would I have been unable to resist the sequel, but right now I can.
I liked most of the characters. I loved Nick. I loved trying to get what was happening in his mind, what was going on with him. Alan got on my nerves. Seriously. There was just something annoying about him wanting to be always so good at the beginning. Then, at the end, I just couldn’t start liking him, even though I kind of ended up not being as annoyed by him.
I’ll probably pick the sequel up in the near future, but not right away. It was good, and it will probably entertain fans of more action-filled book.