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The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
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Jul 14, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: youngadult, read-in-09
Read in July, 2009

Oh this book. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. First, the writing was so godawfully bad in parts it made the whole thing a struggle to get through. The main characters were fine, but all other secondary and tertiary characters were so badly drawn as to be characitures of themselves, place holders for the final product the author clearly meant them to be.

The surprise ending was indeed that, a surprise, but even managing to fool me with her plot twist doesn't make the book itself any better.

I maintain it would have been better if the main characters had been in love with each other all along, regardless of the plot twist and the spoilers it entails.
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