Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Demon's Lexicon By Sarah Rees Brennan Book Review

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.

~Haunted Rose's Review~

My first impression was wow this is going to be just like every other paranormal book. I might as well just not take the time to read it. Then I started reading and I was a little surprised that it was something new. It seems like todays books are all about vampires, werewolves, faeries, or even fallen angels. This one is completely demons and magicians. It gave me a whole new perspective on demons and the main character. Nick isn't your average every day character. He is fearless, compassionless, and feelingless. He kills without a thought and wonders why he can't be like anyone else. He doesn't understand love or why his mother dispises him with all her heart. I felt sorry for him but at the same time he was captivating. For the first time it seemed like the main character was a hero and a villian. I recommend this book and series to anybody who wants some new paranormal and is interesting in reading the sexy bad boy side of the main character.

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I give it 5 out of 5 Haunted Roses