the demons lexicon

Choosy Tuesday – The Demon’s Lexicon

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “The Demon’s Lexicon” by Sarah Rees Brennan.

I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please stop by and check out the great stories that other’s are reading, or grab the badges and tell us what you’re reading too.

“The Demon’s Lexicon”

I’ve had “The Demon’s Lexicon” sitting on my shelf for a while now but, with Hallowe’en just around the corner, it was the perfect time to give it a read.

The Demons Lexicon

To be honest, I’m not mad about the UK cover. It reminds me of a comic book.  The cover on the American edition is much better. the-demons-lexicon

The Blurb:

Nick and his brother Alan are on the run with their mother, who was once the lover of a powerful magician. When she left him, she stole an important charm – and he will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Now Alan has been marked with the sign of death by the magician’s demon, and only Nick can save him. But to do so he must face those he has fled from all his life – the magicians – and kill them. So the hunted becomes the hunter… but in saving his brother, Nick discovers something that will unravel his whole past…

The Tuesday Intro:


The pipe under the sink was First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Introsleaking again. It wouldn’t have been so bad, except that Nick kept his favourite sword under the sink.

He rescued it, wiped the steel, and absently tested the edge with his thumb while water flowed out onto the kitchen floor. Once he’d laid it aside, he realised the knees of his jeans were already soaked through.

Alan brought Nick his toolbox.

“Care to lend a hand?” Nick inquired without much hope.

“No, I’m too busy cooking,” Alan said. “You do the heavy lifting around here. I’m more the sensitive intellectual type.”

… Teaser Tuesdays …

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Nick would have preferred not to see Jamie die, given the choice, but he hadn’t been given a choice. It was not as if the magicians would let Jamie go if Nick put down his weapons, they would only kill Nick too, and then he would have committed a very noble and totally pointless suicide.

The Friday 56:

the Friday 56

Her lips were drawn tight over her teeth, giving her beautiful face the appearance of a skull that still had eyes to stare. She looked at him as though she hated him, but she always did that.

I am enjoying the book so far. But what do you think? Would you keep reading? Which cover would you choose? Let me know in the comments.

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