Reread Challenge: The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan

The 2015 Re-Read Challenge
WHEN I First Read: April 2014
 
WHAT I Remember: Demons! Evil magicians! Siblings who love each other! Some awesome ladies! Alan Ryves, ruiner of lives! All the main characters being willing to do anything for their siblings! Lots of tears! Getting emotional about the phrase “in two worlds”! Nick’s character arc being amazing! Sin being an amazing performer whose many different identies are a part of her and who handles a ridiculous amount of responsibility on her own and does it well! Mae being brave and confident and having pink hair and wearing cool t-shirts! Jamie being a beautiful cinnamon roll! SIBLINGS WHO MAKE ME CRY WITH HOW MUCH THEY LOVE EACH OTHER! I’m sorry, this book brings out all the exclamation marks in me!
 
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read: I reread the first book last March for YAReadalong. I kept meaning to reread books 2 and 3 and putting them off because I had so many unread books on my list, but this months two of my friends started reading the series for the first time and I decided to join them in their pain.
 
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading: I love it just as much as I did the first time. Even though the story has some flawed elements (Jamie’s character development in book 3 being mostly off-screen, the way Mae and Sin’s rivalry for the Goblin Market is resolved, Jamie/Seb), I love the story as a whole, the amazing characters and relationships, the piles and piles and piles of sibling feelings. Sarah Rees Brennan is my favorite author for a reason, you guys. Also, rereading with friends who were reading for the first time and watching them have emotional breakdowns on Twitter greatly enhanced my reading experience.

WOULD I Re-Read Again: Yes, yes, a million times yes.

Book Review: The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Written by: Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: June 2, 2009
Pages: 336, Hardback
Series: The Demon’s Lexicon #1
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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. . . .

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I’ll admit it…when I found out The Demon’s Lexicon was this month’s #YAReadAlong book I screamed a little. As I’m sure all of you know by now, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sarah Rees Brennan’s writing. Here’s the thing…I read the Lynburn Legacy before The Demon’s Lexicon and loved it, and if you asked me now I wouldn’t be able to say which series I liked better, but it wasn’t until I read The Demon’s Lexicon that I completely fell of the edge into Sarah Rees Brennan love. I blame my weakness for sibling relationships. Also, SRB’s dialogue and characterization are a breath of fresh air, and the book ends with one of my favorite plot twists ever.

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#YAReadAlong – March: The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Every month, we choose a book to discuss over on Twitter with the hasthag #YAReadAlong. All month long, we fangirl, post favorite quotes, and then on the third Friday of the month we have a spoilery chat where we discuss all kinds of things together.

This month, by popular vote, we will be reding The Demons Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan! I’m so excitedddd. The #YAReadAlong is going back to it’s roots! We’re back to Sarah Rees Brennan and we’re gonna have a blast!!!

So be sure you grab a copy of the book, track the #YAReadAlong tag, and tweet out your favorite parts of the book. Then, of course, join in on the spoiler chat on February 20th!!

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