Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Age Range: Young Adult
Pub. Date: June 2009
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.---Goodreads

Stunning! I didn't expect this book to end the way it did. I thought I had this book figured out so many times but the twist, turns, and surprises just kept coming. If you looking for a story that will keep you guessing and you adrenaline pumping you have to read this book.
What I liked: The mystery was great! Sarah Rees Brennan had me guessing at the end of every chapter.
What I didn't like: Can't think of anything.
Favorite quote: "I'd hate for you to get the wrong idea about me," he said. "Under normal circumstances, I swear, I would have copped a feel."pg. 214

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