The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy--she screams if Nick gets near her. She's no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick's mother stole--and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nick's partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie. . . .
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416963790
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 08, 2017

Masterfully written, Brennan is excellent at developing characters and bringing them to life. The plot was just okay, and you could see the twist coming from a mile away, but her clever manner of writing makes it, all in all, an enjoyable read.

Dec 05, 2013

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 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

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

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

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 18, 2012

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

VanessaCCL Oct 02, 2012

"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

Jun 08, 2012

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.

Mar 13, 2012

I really loved this book. It pulled me in. I enjoyed it a lot. The pace was good, the plot was excellent, and the cast interesting.

Jun 30, 2011

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.

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