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The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon #2)

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Mae has always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has radically changed. She’s learned that her brother Jamie has magical powers—and Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse…Jamie hasn’t told Mae a thing about any of it.

Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescu
ebook, 448 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Sorry, but I’ve always wanted to find one of those pics to accompany my review. Isn’t he cute? You totally want to forget he could attack you and high five him, don’t you?

Honestly, I really don’t know exactly what happened here. I was so excited to read The Demon’s Covenant after finishing The Demon’s Lexicon, but somehow I had a hard time getting through it. The beginning drew me in immediately, but then there was this looong, dragging middle part that almost made me give up. I’m glad
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Final Verdict First:

I would’ve liked this book much more if I didn’t go into it with expectations that didn’t end up being met.

The Full Review:

I read The Demon’s Lexicon almost a year ago, and although I’ve forgotten the details, what I do remember is really enjoying it. I especially loved Sarah’s characterization, the love between both sets of siblings, and the ending. I liked it enough that The Demon’s Covenant was one of my most anticipated releases of 2010.

A few months ago, there were severa
A couple of days ago a package arrived in my mailbox that made it most difficult to go to work that day. I didn't end up calling in sick (I do have a modicum of will power) but it was touch and go there for a few minutes. A few deep breaths and reminding myself I could snuggle up with it later got me out the door. You see, I've been wanting to get my greedy hands on this particular book in the worst way for lo these many months and then suddenly--there it was all blue and fiery and taunting me w ...more
This was freaking awesome! I loved the first book, the Demon's Lexicon and wasn't all too happy at first when I found out that the second book, The Demon's Covenant would be told from Mae's POV, but as it turned out, I loved it even more.

Mae is the girl Alan and Nick helped in the first book when her baby brother Jamie got marked by a demon and they came to the Ryves brothers for help. I'm trying to keep this spoiler-free, at least the first part of my review, so I won't go into detail.

Just like
Sequel to The Demon’s Lexicon. More demons, more magicians, more shenanigans, definitely more brothers.

I am further impressed by the underlying cleverness and sharpness of this series. We all – by which I mean sneering hipster book reviewers with more than two brain cells to rub together – can explain at great length why Twilight and its young adult paranormal spawn are terrible for their intended audience because they portray creepy or frankly abusive male behavior as sexy or romantic. (Just do
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was really tremendously fun, interesting, surprising, &c. I liked it quite a bit more than The Demon's Lexicon, I think - fewer segments of awkward writing, and I prefer Mae as the POV. Twisty, unpredictable, satisfying plot and some wonderful, likable, non-standard characters, too. Not a five star book because there were some overly foreshadowed bits, the magic systems occasionally seem a bit handwavey, and it just didn't have the weight for me that five star books do - but man, this w ...more
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2010
Original Review HERE

Warning: this review contains spoilers for the FIRST BOOK because I can’t review the second without spoiling the first one. The spoiler completely ruins the experience of reading the first book and if you haven’t yet but still plan to read The Demon’s Lexicon I urge you to avert your eyes NOW. You have been warned!

It was only a few days ago that I talked about how 2010 has been a great reading year for me. The Demon’s Covenant is another addition to an already incredible line
Nov 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Sarah's first book The Demon's Lexicon will go down in history as one of the greatest young adult urban fantasy books to ever hit the shelves. I was mesmorised and compelled with how she structured this magical story into something that seemed to come to life on the pages. She managed to create a world within the world we all know, create characters that you can root for regardless of their motives. For me, when an author has an exceptionally amazing debut novel, the second book in the series al ...more
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The Demon's Covenant, the second book in a trilogy, takes place a few weeks after the events that occurred in The Demon's Lexicon. It follows Mae, only a secondary character in the first one, who now has to deal with the fact that her brother, Jamie, has magical powers and is being recruited from magicians everywhere, including the deadly Obsidian circle, now run by Gerald. Mae once again enlists the help of of brothers Nick and Alan, who are entangled in their fair share of dangerous magical de ...more
May 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went into this without reading any reviews, so a very fresh blank slate and the lingering memory of my love for The Demon’s Lexicon. The Demon’s Covenant? Even better.

But how is this possible? Could it be because the writing has grown exponentially? That humour is subtlety interlaced perfectly? That the characterization is mind blowing? The plot was oh-my-god amazing? The climax that will rival the one from DL (that is saying something!)? And the make out scenes (oh man, the make out scenes!)
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Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog,, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.
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