Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Waiting for Wednesday


The Waiting on Wednesday idea came from Jill at Breaking the Spine and this week I'd like to tell you about The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan and oh, it looks good.

Product Description: 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.

If this is not enough look at who is blurbing it:

"The Demon's Lexicon is full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder."-- Scott Westerfeld

"Sarah Rees Brennan crafts a twisty tale full of surprises." -- Holly Black

"Witty, dark, and moving, this novel will keep your eyes glued to the pages." -- Cassandra Clare

Sadly it's not released until June 1 but looks worth the wait (not sure of the cover though)

2 comments:

rhi.hart said...

Yes the cover is a bit retro-cheesy! And what sort of character names are Nick and Alan for a book about magic? Otherwise looks good!

Ravenous Reader said...

This sounds like a good choice. I also admire the cover art. Pssst..go to my blog to see your awards :)