Wednesday 19 August 2009

The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon’s Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan

Pages: 322
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1st June 2009

Other Titles in the Series: The Demon’s Covenant (2010)

Sixteen-year-old Nick knows that demons are real.

Magicians call up demons in exchange for their power. The demons can appear in any shape, show you marvels, promise you anything - until you invite them in and receive their mark.What happens next?First you get possessed.Then you die.

Nick’s been on the run his entire life, ever since his mother stole a charm from the most feared magician of them all, and the only person he trusts is his brother Alan. Alan’s just been marked by a demon. Only Nick can save him, but to do so he must face the magicians - and kill them.
The hunt is on, and Nick’s going to discover things he never dreamed were out there…

The Demon’s Lexicon is the dark and twisty debut novel from Sarah Rees Brennan. It completely captured my imagination.

Alan, Jamie and Mae are all very likable characters, but it was Nick who caught my interest. He is the opposite of Alan, except in his loyalty to his brother, and is extremely difficult to get to know and understand. But as the story progressed I began to realise why Nick is like he is and how cleverly Sarah Rees Brennan had constructed his character.

One of the other things that I like about The Demon’s Lexicon is the Goblin market. It sounds like a wonderfully dangerous place full of magic and mystery. I was also really pleased that I recognised and understood the reference to Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market because I studied it in English Literature last year. It made me feel very clever!

I loved how Sarah Rees Brennan created such a complex plot full of shocks and surprises. I never knew what to expect next from the story or the characters which kept The Demon’s Lexicon moving at break-neck speed.

I can’t wait to find out what happens to Nick, Alan, Mae and Jamie in The Demon’s Covenant when it’s released next year.



  1. This looks awesome. Can't wait to read it.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it - I'm a big fan of the lovely Nick!

  3. I'm glad you liked it! I have a copy of this book waiting for me to pick it off the bookshelf :)

  4. Sounds good! Great review. Also; am so jealous of you reading Oh. My. Gods. :)


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