The Demon's Surrender (The Demon's Lexicon #3)
But then... The second book of the trilogy, The Demon's Covenant, was so-so and I still held out hope for a great finish since many awesome trilogies suffer fro...more
There is one thing about this story I really liked and haven't seen in much YA fiction. It was the way characters understood how people's perceptions of them affected how they acted and thought of themselves. It's been in the other two books, but in Sin's POV, it was more clear because she's such an observant girl, and I really liked that.
I had six main p...more
- I never cared who was going to lead the Goblin Market, so that whole plotline seemed like a distraction for me throughout.
- I'm not sure I like the book being in Sin's POV. On one hand, Sarah Rees Brennan demonstrates her great ability to create characters, because I like Sin a LOT more at the end than I did going into the book. Yet, even with th...more
I hate to say it, butThe Demon's Surrenderis my least favorite of all Sarah Rees Brennan's work. Brennan first blew me away withThe Demon's Lexicon,a novel with such...more
Then Mae Crawford showed up and usurped Sin's rightful place, forcing Sin to fight desperately for her place as the Market's heir.
Good thing Sin is used to fighting for what she wa...more
*hyperventilates* I WAAAAANT!
Okay... I've been reviewing now for a little less than a year, and what I discovered may not shock you, but there are quite a few prejudices against certain authors out there. I'm not necessarily talking about prejudices against the author's books because of their opinions (OSC, for example, or Brandon Sanderson), but more about the genre they write in... or didn't wr...more
If someone would ask me which my favorite book series is, I would have a really tough time choosing between The Mortal Instruments and The Demon’s Lexicon. But after much thoughtful consideration I would choose the later. The love between the brothers is so unique and special it immediately captivated my heart. And while I enjoyed Sin’s POV (at least most of the time), I still think it wasn’t the best idea to center the third and final book on a previously secondary character.
When I fo...more
Overall, I enjoyed the trilogy and am glad I read it. I wish I would hav...more
The Demon’s Surrender is my favorite book in the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy. It’s fast-paced, beautifully written, funny, and just an overall amazing book. I loved the characters, the plot, the romance, the action, the humor, and I just adored this book.
This book is told from Sin’s point of view. Sin is a girl who lives in the market and is a dancer (a very good one!) and the market is absolutely her favorite pl...more
also the fact that sin is so obviously a COC just kind...more
A wonderful, wonderful conclusion to a trilogy that has just kept surprising me. There is depth here, and a sense of coming full circle, and yet another narrator to give us a kee...more
The third and final story in the Demon's Lexicon trilogy is from the point of view of Cynthia "Sin" Davies, a dancer at the Goblin Market who is cautiously allied with Nick, Alan, and Mae to stop the magicians, while also competing with Mae for leadership of the Market. While she also has to take care of her younger brother and sister and deal with financial worries, the others have problems of their own—Mae with her brother (Jamie, who sadly had a much smaller role for much of this book, althou...more
(view spoiler)[But I didn't agree with Mae getting leadership of the Market at the end. I was really hoping that Sin and Mae would share the role, since they both had different skills and...more
The ultimate reason why I wouldn't recommend this book is because it is a colonialist novel that doesn't engage in and critique the subject. As was left off in Covenant, Sin and Mae are competing for leadership of the Goblin Market. Sin, a character of color from a low socio-economic class, has been a part of the Goblin Market al...more
I think, though, my very favorite part of this story was this (minor spoiler): Two strong female heroines pitted as rivals who were both a)smart b)talented c)willing to cooperate with each other rather than back-stab and manipulate. I was really worried when this development happened that we'd have to endure a whole book of back-and-forth bitchery. I was delighted at how SRB handled it. These two ladies wanted the...more
I have to agree with other readers that Sin's POV did not work, especially for the crucial concluding book of the...more
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Ms. Popplewell looked at him It obviously took her only one look to decide. "No."
"I'm traumatized too," Nick claimed, his voice completely flat.
"He's a delicate flower," Alan said under his breath.”