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Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole — a charm that keeps her alive — and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazyand#8212;she screams if Nick gets near her. Sheand#8217;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 Nickand#8217;s mother stoleand#8212;and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nickand#8217;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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When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous “condition.” Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. Its not until hes kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe themand to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.

About the Author

Reformed Vampire Support Group
2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults

Nominated as a YALSA Teens Top Ten

 
"Jinkss signature facility with plot and character development is intact as she turns to the topic of vampiresas fans can anticipate, hers are not the romantic superheroes of the Stephenie Meyers books....Throwing in delicious details and aperçus, the author works her way from the murder of one of the vampires to suspense and adventure of the sinister yet daffy variety beloved by readers of Evil Genius. The plot twists, more ornate than in previous works, ramp up the giddinessand, perhaps, camouflage the corpses, blood and other byproducts of the genre." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 
 
"Support Group is truly like no other vampire story. It is witty, cunning, and humorous, with numerous plot twists and turns. Jinks has conjured up an eccentric but believable cast of characters in a story full of action and adventure." --School Library Journal
 
"Jinkss quirky sense of humor will appeal to fans of her Evil Genius series. Those tired of torrid bloodsucker stories or looking for a comic riff on the trend will feel refreshed by the vomitous, guinea-pig–drinking accidental heroics of Nina and her pals." --Kirkus Reviews
 
"The ill-assorted bunch of vampires in this offbeat Australian novel couldn't be further from the iconic image of the dangerous, sexy night creature....Jinks draws her characters and their unique challenges in great detail; though the adventure takes a while to get into gear, there's plenty of blood and guts (both types) to go around. One part problem novel, one part comedy, and one part murder-mystery, this alternative vampire story is for outsiders of all kinds, underground or otherwise." --Horn Book
 
"Jinks takes readers on a wild ride, poking wicked fun at vampire enthusiasts of all stripes with her wryly clinical take . . . a first-rate comedy with equal appeal for avid vampire fans and those who wouldn't be caught dead with a copy of Twilight." --The Bulletin

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Michelle Simkins, October 5, 2009 (view all comments by Michelle Simkins)
Nick Ryves is NOT a sympathetic character. And yet all through the book, I found myself rooting for him and being curiously drawn to him. Is it just the typical bad-boy mystique, or is it something more? A total page-turner, I pretty much read it in one (very long) sitting, neglecting to make dinner or shower. Action packed, witty dialogue, amazing point of view and character development. Read it read it read it!
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The Book Resort, June 26, 2009 (view all comments by The Book Resort)
Ok, let me say the Winchester brothers can definitely take Nick & Alan to the next level. Am I the only one who connected the dots? C'mon, admit it... you did. If not... Ah! Light bulb moment. LOL.

Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon is definitely movie worthy. Listening Hollywood? Spielberg? Howard? Lucas? Bruckheimer? Just sayin'...

Brennan's Ryves brothers are unequivocal, well written & intriguing! Brennan could of just written half the literary pyrotechnics & The Demon's Lexicon would still be electrifying!

Brennan's debut is the just the tip of many great works of fiction to come from this amazing scribe.

Nick is a determined character w/ an acerbic wit that distinguishes him from the standard male leads in today's young adult fiction. Vision's of Potter dance in my head. Nick could be distant kin to the incomparable Potter boy. I don't know, there is just something that sits on my shoulder & pokes me w/ this slight comparison.

The Demon's Lexicon is set in contemporary London rich w/ action, raw w/ emotion & a dark, fast-paced read. Infact, you may find yourself sneaking off to read The Demon's Lexicon because you just have to know why...


Nah... you'll have to read it to find out. Nope! No spoilers from me.

Nick's raw personality is engaging & Alan... well... WOW!!!

Mae is a secondary character tossed in as the "it girl" you know, the one that catches the Ryves' brothers eyes... Well, there is more to Mae than being the prize to the boy w/ the most toys. She is a strong willed character w/ spunk & a fierce devotion to her brother Jamie. Jamie is an interesting character & I am restless to learn more about him in the second installment.

Mae & Jamie are not just filler Brennan tossed in to move the plot along, they are magnetic players that shine on their own.

Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon doesn't just toss everything @ you & lets you shake you head in disbelief, it builds to a crescendo. Well, not to spoil any of the pulse pounding deliciousness... the pinnacle is shattering! 'Nuff said!

Brennan does an excellent job unraveling secrets. Brennan's twists & turns propels the plot to spine tingling heights! Kudos to Brennan for making The Demon's Lexicon read like a 3D film.

Please, pass the popcorn & diet vanilla Pepsi!

Nick is an arrogant teenage boy who comes across unlikable, but you just smirk @ his 'tude & find yourself loving & hating him. So, Nick tends to be an enthralling character you love to hate!

Alan is alluring & that's all you're getting from me!

Brennan pens a world of body inhabiting demons, nefarious magicians & tosses in whimsy to make The Demon's Lexicon so darn entertaining!

Nick & Alan's mom's intermittent presence made me want mom around more, but Brennan did a marvelous job creating her. Nick's strife & turmoil pulsated so intensely I kept holding my breath! Just thinking about it now has my skin prickling.

The Demon's Lexicon's ending is mind-blowing!

So, grab a copy of The Demon's Lexicon!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416963790
Author:
Brennan, Sarah Rees
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
Rees Brennan, Sarah
Author:
Jinks, Catherine
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
magic; magicians; demons; wizards; fantasy; urban fantasy; paranormal; lexicon; London; brothers
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Demon's Lexicon Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket + emboss + spot uv + vibramot
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 336 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416963790 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazyand#8212;she screams if Nick gets near her. Sheand#8217;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 Nickand#8217;s mother stoleand#8212;and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nickand#8217;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. . . .
"Synopsis" by , When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous “condition.” Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. Its not until hes kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe themand to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.
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