“It won many awards and is recommended on many sites”BJ M wrote this review Monday, July 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reminds me of the show Supernatural where brothers fight evil forces together”STM library wrote this review Monday, July 19, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a very good book. Can't wait to read the sequal!”Molly B wrote this review Sunday, July 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love Sarah Rees Brennen's style. She's come up with an interesting plot and characters as well, which makes the book eminently readable”Nandini V wrote this review Sunday, July 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I expected more from the book. It is clearly a debut, you can tell from the writing style and sometimes it got a bit annoying with the cliches. All that aside it managed to surprise me repeatedly, because I did not expect the story to go in the direction it did. All in all a good read and if I know anything about books like this the next ones in the series are bound to be awesome.”Diana wrote this review Monday, June 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Three stars is a good rating, a respectable rating. That's what I have decided. I would have given this book four stars if I hadn't laughed out loud at more than one moment when things got a little...silly. It took me a while to get into the book, but overall it was a great read. And did I mention the fact that the book has sexy demons in it? Possibly its saving grace. Iimaginative and well-written, I defnitely recommend this book.”Noelle G wrote this review Friday, May 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is Book 1 in the series and though it wasn't the best book I've ever read I would still pick up the next one in the series. It's basically a fantasy book about good vs. evil, with demons and magicians who live among humans. Nick and his brother are being hunted by a specific group of magicians, who are after there mother. Along there journey they meet some interesting people. There is a lot of action and plot twists, to keep the story moving along until the very end, which I didn't see coming. ”C McNall wrote this review Sunday, May 9, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sarah Rees Brennan has such an engaging style of writing. She’s able to write serious and completely hilarious with ease. I was drawn in and taken away by her discriptions and characters. Nick (whose POV we get) and Alan are half-brothers. There father is dead and they – mostly Alan – look after their insane mother. Alan is the serious, warm and loving brother. Nick, the mysterious, handsome, brooding and silent one. Both are kick-ass in their own ways. Before long, Mae and her brother Jamie arrive on the scene, needing the brother’s help. Mae is full of fire and passion, and care for her brother. Jamie is quieter, but brave. There is just so much intrigue to each of them, and the world building that Sarah did is just amazing. Although everything seems like the modern day UK, until the swords, magic, goblin market and demons come into play.
The plot was paced really well. Just when I thought I’d get to a good point to set the book down and, oh I don’t know, eat/sleep/go to work, there was just more. There is also a HUGE revelation at the end of the book, one that the reader begins to guess at but doesn’t really think is true (it can’t be true!). It was completely awesome. Sarah ties up the plot of the first book nicely, but leaves enough loose ties and potential for the release of the second book to seem AGES away (and it was/is!).
THE DEMON'S LEXICON is an adventure full of twists, turns, magic and a whole lot of humour and fun.”