Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie. . . .
So I know most people have gone from this series to Unspoken, but I am an expert at doing things backwards. And coming from that series to this one was...interesting. It was so much...heavier than Unspoken. I mean Kami is so funny despite all the things that go on in Unspoken. This book DEFINITELY wasn't like that. Jamie put in some good quips (And is probably my favourite character in this book), but for the most part it felt tense the whole time. I felt seriously on edge the ENTIRE BOOK. I have yet to decide whether this is a good thing or not. Ordinarily I avoid books that give me the bad feels the whole time...but...it was pretty engaging. Sarah Rees Brennan definitely gives you full power suspense/tension. You know something isn't quite right but you're not sure what. Or you know what, you're just not sure of the how/why. I can't say I love this series as much as Untold, but then I didn't think much of Supernatural the first time I watched it either (blasphemy!). Speaking of, it's so easy to see Sam and Dean in these characters! I mean two brothers, fighting/hiding from demons, loyal to each other beyond comprehension..they've got it down.
...this is going to be an extraordinarily short review, sorry. I just don't really have anything else to say? I enjoyed it, but it didn't blow my world apart. I think some of this was caused by coming to the book with such high expectations. It's not that they weren't met, it's just that the tone of this came as a bit of a shock. Luckily I feel a bit more prepared for the next book (I feel like I am tempting fate saying that, but I've said it so that's how it's going to be). So while this may come off as a lackluster review, I actually did enjoy this very much and am really looking forward to the next book!