Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon #2) - Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon, #2)


GoodreadsMae Crawford's always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother, Jamie, suddenly has magical powers, and she's even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse? Jamie hasn't told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick's powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save everyone she cares about from the power-hungry magician's carefully laid trap?


It's weird because in some ways I loved this more than The Demon's Lexicon, and in other ways I definitely didn't.  I felt like the tone was much more like SRB's Unspoken actually - lots of humour in this one (maybe because we were following Mae's narration this time?)  We get lots of Jamie who I love and he was as quippy as usual!

I really am not a huge fan of romance tangles in my book, and I think I'm going through a definite anti-romance thing, because I really wasn't into the romance in this book even slightly.  Not even a small part of me was interested in ANY of the love...combinations?  I won't go into details because of spoilers, but there's basically this huge love tangle and it's confusing and dumb and I was bored.  Unfortunately, it was a rather large portion of the book as well.  I would like to give the disclaimer that if I wasn't feeling so anti-romance in books right now, I might take that statement back - the romance wasn't bad, I just wasn't interested.

Luckily there's plenty of action complete with Nick's badassery and Jamie's hilarity, so overall the book is balanced.

Sorry this is so short, I've been feeling rather uninspired about reviewing :-/ (so unfortunately I think short reviews are in both of our futures, assuming you read the ones I write).  Hopefully I snap out of it soon!


  1. I see you read books 1 and 2 this month. The series must be great. I can't wait to get started on it myself. I have been putting it off for sometime. I need to just read it!!

  2. I'm terrible about series - if I manage to wait until all the books are out I usually devour them all in one go! This series is a lot different than her other series (which is probably more to my taste), but this one is a lot of fun too!

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsDecember 19, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    I really, really want to carry on with the second, but I seriously dread perspective changes, and since I didn't really like her character anyway... the humour will probably keep me entertained though. You'll snap out of it soon, I just couldn't be bothered reading or reviewing a few weeks ago, especially when you feel forced to, take a couple of days out, might make you feel better about it. :)

  4. Yeah, each book is in a different perspective, so depending how much that bothers you, proceed with caution haha. Yeah, I've decided that some books I'd rather just talk about specific things (like characters. It's usually characters for some reason), and if it's not an ARC, then what exactly requires me to do a "real" review? Nothing. Nothing at all. So I'll just write whatever I feel like *shrugs* Although I'm with family and am going to be crazy busy, so I probably won't have anything up for a while any way.


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