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The Demon's Lexicon

Brennan, Sarah Rees

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Demon's Lexicon
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Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.

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Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1416963790
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,22 cm


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Dec 05, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So I know most people have gone from this series to Unspoken, but I am an expert at doing things backwards. And coming from that series to this one was...interesting. It was so much...heavier than Unspoken. Jamie put in some good quips (And is probably my favourite character in this book), but for the most part it felt tense the whole time. I felt seriously on edge the ENTIRE BOOK. I have yet to decide whether this is a good thing or not. Ordinarily I avoid books that give me the bad feels the whole time...but...it was pretty engaging. Sarah Rees Brennan definitely gives you full power suspense/tension. For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

Sep 18, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was well written, but I didn't like it. I didn't like how there were so many secrets and riddles that you were sent in circles, and I don't like the ending.

Sep 13, 2013
  • graybear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books, and best trilogies I've ever read. Subtle, complex, funny and dark, the characters are sometimes puzzling, sometimes frustrating, but always interesting. This book had me going. If you're into reading, you should read this.

Feb 03, 2013
  • izzyb14 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I like the author and the witty one-liners she writes, but this book just did not capture my attention. I liked Nick, but the other characters were not very interesting so I probably won't continue reading the series.

Oct 24, 2012
  • skywalker13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really loved this book. It pulled me in, messed me up, made me think. It wasn't even the plot or the tone or the style it was written in or anything. Nick's character really got to me, though. He isn't the sort of character that you can see and instantly think, "Wow, I can really relate to that," but he represents a lot of things that are about people and life and the world. He represents darkness and ignorance and repentance (sort of) and even deeper and darker stuff like psychopathy and conflict and identity. I don't know if Brennan really intended Nick to be like that. His character is so ridiculously complex, though from the surface it looks simple enough. His secrets are hidden even from himself and the things he thinks and says and does really fascinated me.On the topic of the book as a whole, I enjoyed it. The pace was good, the plot was excellent, and the cast was interesting. However, although Nick's character was immensely fascinating, the others didn't really grab my attention as much. Which might or might not have to do with the fact that the story is told from Nick's point of view, but I have to say it. The book as a whole, though, I loved. I've said that already. The rest of the series I can't say as much for. I read the others, expecting them to be as good, if not better, and I was disappointed. The second was okay, and the third one just got worse and worse. Just saying. Other than that, I really liked this book as an individual. I think that a reader could read The Demon's Lexicon as a single, without the others, and it would be fine. Do yourself a favor, anyone, and pick this one up.

Oct 18, 2012
  • PudgeTr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Had me hanging on the edge for the whole ride. Plot twist at the end is incredible.

"Ever since their father was murdered, brothers Nick and Alan Ryves have been on the run from evil, power-crazed magicians who conjure demons to do their bidding. According to Alan, the magicians are after the protective charm that the boys' mother stole. But brooding, cold-hearted Nick is starting to suspect that his older brother, the only person he's ever trusted, is lying to him about... well, everything. Full of action, surprises, and vividly rendered characters, The Demon's Lexicon will bewitch Mortal Instruments fans." Next Reads Teen Scene October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=554083

Jun 08, 2012
  • janjin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love Sarah, and have followed here through the years from her fanfic days, but I found the whole Demon's series rather disappointing. There's a sense of apathy pervading the book, and I don't just mean because it's told from Nick's point of view. It's more like we get slewed with a bunch of witty one-liners, but never get to the heart of a character. I still don't understand why Nick likes Mae, and frankly would rather he not (she's one of my least favorite characters in teh series). I think Sarah was trying too hard to write something clever and fun, but it ended up feeling empty.

Jun 30, 2011
  • jellicoeroad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book (and this series) is just amazing. Alan and Nick have a fantastic brotherly relationship (it gets even better in books 2 & 3) and trust me, the twist ending you won't see coming at ALL. Totally recommended.

Nov 27, 2010
  • lilchocomuffin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i ♥ this book!! it has an awesome ending. i wouldn't have guessed it.

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