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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan

Posted by Irish in Review4 Comments

Source: Purchased
Publication Date: 18 May 2010
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 1416963812
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
Place(s) Traveled to: London, England
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
First Line: “Any minute now,” Rachel said, “something terrible is going to happen to us.”
Demon’s Lexicon Series Order

Book 3: Demon’s Surrender

When I finished reading The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan I wanted to immediately dive into the second book in the series, The Demon’s Covenant and yet at the same time I was hesitant to do so. The reason being that the narration switches POV from Nick to Mae and I wasn’t sure how that would work. For you see, I’d fallen in love with this world through Nick’s eyes and then I was about to be tossed into a new head and who knows what I might have to relearn. But I did dive in and it wasn’t long before I realized that I had nothing to worry about as Brennan is quite the story teller. This series isn’t about really about whose eyes you are looking through because each new set of eyes only adds to the magic and realism of the world that Brennan has created.

Demon’s Covenant picks up shortly after Lexicon leaves off and its not long before the shenanigans begin. As with Lexicon some of my favorite moments came from Nick and Jamie interacting. I swear Brennan could write a book with just the two of them in a room talking and I would probably love it. I also really liked seeing Nick and the gang through Mae’s eyes. Mae is a mortal and she’s still new to the whole idea of magicians and demons and yet she is very accepting of the chaos that her life has become. She thinks that she yearns for a normal life but part of her craves that adventure that the Reves brothers brings. Its always hard to go backwards when your eyes have been opened. 
This book makes you fall in love with Mae and her strength. She is a kick ass girl who doesn’t take crap from anyone but she’s vulnerable too which makes her relateable. She’s the sort of girl that you want to be if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to battle demons and magicians.  Another thing that I really liked about Demon’s Covenant is that it doesn’t fall into the book two of a trilogy trap. You know the one, where nothing much happens in book two and its all just a set up for the big climax in the last book. Well, this book doesn’t do that. Yes there is set up for what happens in the last book but this one has enough action and plot to stand on its own. 
This is one of those books where once you start reading you really don’t want it to stop. Its a book where you end up hating coming to that final page because you aren’t ready to leave these characters behind. So you are glad that its part of a trilogy because you know there is still more story to be told. If you’ve been thinking of reading this series but have held off for whatever reason then stop. Pick up all three books, grab your favorite beverage, settle in to a comfy chair and just sit back and enjoy the ride. You won’t be disappointed. 

To quote my favorite Drasnian spy*….”Trust Me.”

*10 points to everyone who knows who that is. 😉

4 Responses to “The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan”

  1. Liz. R

    This was my favourite book in the series :). Absolutely loved it, and I loved Mae so much more than I thought I would! Glad you enjoyed it too – thanks for the review.

  2. Danielle (Overflowing Shelf)

    MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE SERIES!!! I LOVE MAE! MAE MAE MAE! That sounds creepy but it’s true. Also, if anything, this book is better than the first book and doesn’t fall into the second book syndrome.

    I am so glad you read these books. My book bullying paid off.

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