The Demon's Lexicon
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... show more
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. . . .
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Demon's Lexicon (#1)
I may have been a bit stingy with the stars on this one. I guess it could be bumped up a bit, but there are some real problems with the book. The story is good. The secrets/mystery are good. The story is nicely resolved at the end. BUT I honestly think the author chose the wrong character to narrate...
Well that was an unexpected ending! sweet though.Part of my speculation is due to the fact I have read a somewhat similar book, well series (The Cal Leandros series, which i adore)These's books have a lot in common - Monster baby brother, big protective brother, messed up mother, intriguing love int...
I liked this book. I think when I read this it was not the best time because I really did not want to get into a new world and that may have effected my enjoyment of the book. I loved the concept of the book but the first book was really a laying the foundation of the series and I am much more inte...
Quotes!!! [spoiler] "Alan," Nick said, and on that name of all the words in the world, his voice cracked and emerged as a guttural, inhuman croak." "Why did you even try? Do you think you actually mean something to it?""I don't know," Alan snapped. "How could I know? That's not the point. He mea...
This is a promising beginning to what seems to be a series--there's a sequel, at least, The Demon's Covenant. It's a YA Urban Fantasy, and first of all I was grateful for what it's not--not the first person account of a teenage girl. Not remotely about vampires. And not set in the United States, for...