Thursday night had been ruined, his house had been invaded, but he could be calm about this. All he had to do was kill. p.32This was one of those books that I had been meaning to read for a while and never got around to it. Finally joining the YA Book Bloggers Debut Book Battle spurned me on. It's on of the two books I have read for judging.
I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. I remarked on Twitter the other day that it felt a little "Supernatural vs. Bartimaeus" and I can still agree with that. I think this is partially due to it being about two brothers and demons. But some of the humor had a little Bartimeaus about it. For example,
"It's mist. Does mist generally strike in this house? Is is attack mist?" p.31which I thought so funny. There are a lot of little moments like this in The Demon's Lexicon. There really wasn't any lagging except what I got from Nick and it moved along at a nice pace. I found the twist to be intriguing though not unexpected. I look forward to the next book, The Demon's Covenant.
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