Monday, July 13, 2009

Demon's Lexicon

You may or may not know Antonia. She is the buyer here at Kepler's, and she is hard to please. So when she says "I loved it!", we all jump to read and look to like. Darn' if she ain't always right.

Problem is she is often way ahead of pub date so we need to wait to be able to actually get the book into someone's hands. Mercifully this latest "loved it" is already in print:

The Demon's Lexicon
By Sarah Rees Brennan

Alan and Nick have been on the run for as long as they can remember. Their Dad started running from the magicians when they were both small, but he died years ago. Since then Alan has been running the show, taking care of both their mother and Nick.

Now they are both almost grown. Nick has turned sixteen, a strong and brutal fighter, while the older Alan is more gentle until backed into a corner - and with his gun, he never misses. While remaining loyal guardians for their insane mother, they continue to fight and flee the magicians and their demons.

But then Mae and Jamie come into their lives. Jamie has been marked by a demon - a three tier mark meaning only death. But there may be a way to save him--if one of them is able to make the greatest sacrifice and take the mark upon themselves.

The bond between the brothers is unbreakable until the unthinkable truth is revealed. Only then can Alan and Nick make their choices--straining their bond to its very limits. This fascinating fantasy explores the bonds of love between families and shows how far we will go for the ones we love.

Reviewed by Antonia


Anonymous said...

I have this one on my nightstand and will be reading it very soon!

Vivian said...

We have matching nightstands then!!!

Let us know what you thought, I am saving it for the weeekend beacuse it comes such a great recommend from the boss.

Heidi R. Kling said...

I loved The Demon's Lexicon too--the excitement, the humor, and especially the bond between the brothers. I can't wait for the next book!