Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Review: The Demon's Covenant

TITLE: The Demon's Covenant
Book 2 in the Demon's Lexicon Trilogy
AUTHOR: Sarah Rees Breenan
GENRE: Urban fantasy, drama
PREMISE: Once again, Mae has to rely on brothers Nick and Alan for help when a warlock targets her brother.
MY REVIEW: I finally sat down and read Demon's Lexicon last year and pretty much adored it. It's like a much more better version of Mortal Instruments. I mean, I like MI but I also think the series is rather average (and lately rather boring). To me, Demon's Lexicon is much more creative and is a better quality even though admitedly they are rather similar books.
Like the first book, the most interesting aspect of this trilogy to me was the complex relationship between the characters. None of it was simple. Mae had wierd relations with Nick and Alan as well has her own brother and mother, Jamie has so many issues I don't know where to begin (but remains his awesome self), Nick is...Nick, and Alan remains ever confusing. Having the four of them interact is a delight on every page and always interesting. Plus, after some of those twists at the end I most definitely will be reading the next book soon. Probably next week in fact.
So in short, if you liked/loved Demon's Lexicon then have no fear, the second book is just as good as the third. Now, to all those who've read both this trilogy or Mortal Instruments, who do you think would win in a snark off, Jamie or Magnus Bane?
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read Demon's Lexicon, Mortal Instrument fans, UF fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five charms

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