Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Nick and his brother Alan have been on the run from evil Magicians their entire lives. Their mother is a magician herself who left the worst group of them taking something the magicians want very badly. But Mum's time with the magicians has left her with mental problems so it is up to Nick and Alan to take care of her even though she can't stand the sight of Nick and screams if he comes near her. When a girl from school shows up asking for help with a demon mark on her brother Alan offers to help because of his crush on her. Nick has never had any sympathy for anyone other than his brother but he is drawn into helping when Alan gives the girl his talisman and ends up with demon marks of his own. Now Nick has to turn the tables and go after the magicians in order to save his brother's life.