Jun 13, 2011

Review–The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan - The Demon's Lexicon
(The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy #1)

Pub. Date: June 2, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audio book
Age Range: Young Adult
Rating: 2/5 stars

I listened to this in honor of Sarah Rees Brennan week in the book blog community. I wanted to like this. I really did. I met the author back in September during the Smart Chicks tour. I hadn’t read anything by her, so this was my first (and unfortunately final) attempt at a book by her.

Being an audio book listener, I tried to listen to this one. A male narrates it (James Langton), which is usually a turn-off for me (unless it's Phil Gigante of course). I wasn't completely put off by his voice, but some of the voices for the characters were pretty lame. I've never listened to this narrator before, and I'm always willing to try out a new voice. I think I'll pass on his books if I find another one read by him. I'll stick with the print.

So this book already had that not going for it. Then the main character happens to be so unlikeable. By the end I understood why he was like that, but still. The whole thing just felt like one big testosterone fest. From a female author? Hmm.
Also, I don't happen to be a fan of the sci-fi type like this. Demons are one thing, but magicians? I don't know.. just not for me. Same thing with angels. Those aren't always my thing. I think I'll stick with the vampires and werewolves. And I seriously need to read an adult book. I went off on a tangent there, sorry.

Anyway, the bottom line is: this book was not for me. LOTS of people like it, and I’m so glad. I was expecting something a little more wackadoodle after meeting her, but this was not my cup of tea. I hope everyone else enjoys this!


  1. I'm sad you didn't like it! :( You can't like everything though.

  2. Me too, but no worries! I'm glad I read it, that's for sure! I may try to continue, but I'll check some other stuff out first. :o)


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