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.
Book: The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: June 2, 2009
Genre: Urban Fantasy/YA
Series: The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy, #1
Rating: (4 Zombies)
If you've heard me raving about Supernatural or the Cal Leandros series, then you know I'm a huge fan of brother stories, and The Demon's Lexicon was no exception. It was awesome to see Nick and Alan's relationship grow and evolve throughout the book.
White Nick and Alan may not be close in the same way Sam and Dead or Cal and Niko are, they definitely have a lot going for them. It's hard to use the word realistic in a world full of demons and magicians, but that's the best thing I can think of to describe them.
The plot is engaging and the twists are impossible to guess, although they'll certainly have readers trying. I know that my guesses were quite plausible, but very far from what was actually happening, especially in regards to Marie.
If you're a fan of the paranormal or brother books, The Demon's Lexicon is a must-read. I would still recommend it if you were a fan of neither.