Book Review: The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

I (Miriam) read this book on a recommendation from one of our adult librarians, Laura, who also reads a fair bit of YA fiction. She was not wrong–this book was awesome! We follow the adventures of our “hero,” Nick, a surly and violently ill-tempered 17-year-old boy and his soft-spoken and soft-hearted brother Alan as they try (reluctantly, in Nick’s case) to help two new friends escape the clutches of modern-day British magicians and the demons who serve them. Their quest to help Mae and Jamie exposes the lies that have defined their past and Nick’s entire sense of self. The writing is great–exciting and quite emotional despite being focused on the emotionally stunted Nick. The ending blew me away! If you liked Cornelia Funke’s newest, Reckless, or Holly Black’s newest, White Cat (two of my current faves, both highly recommended), then you’re sure to love this. Often violent and very dark, it is not for the very young or the faint of heart. Laura tells me that the second installment of this series is out and will be in the library ASAP. Two thumbs waaaay up.

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