Published: May 4, 2010 by Margaret K. McElderberry Books
isbn: 1416963804 (ISBN13: 9781416963806)
Series: The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy #1
Reading Level: Young Adult
Received from: Purchased
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 des-perate 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.
This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.
I have to be honest, once I started this book I had some serious doubts. I wasn't connecting with the characters and I just wasn't very pulled into the story. But I stuck with it and the story definitely got better. Some serious twists and turns came about which made it all come together much more interestingly and set up the next book to be better. At least I think it will.
I really liked the concept of the story and the world it's set in. The world is ours but magicians and magical things are secretly out there.
Although I really didn't connect with the characters in the beginning of the story, in the very end I saw glimpses of characters I could like and connect with. And I had thought I wouldn't continue the series until I got to the end of the book, then the way things came together I realized I'm excited to read the next one.
So although I didn't love the book the way things played out I ended up liking it. So I'm giving it 3/5 moons.
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