Monday, May 4, 2009

Demon Delight

I just finished reading an advance copy of Sarah Rees Brennan's THE DEMON'S LEXICON. Witty, smart, emotionally wrenching, surprising. The girl knows how to tell a tale. I loved it from the first paragraph where a sword under the kitchen sink is rescued from leaky plumbing. Sarah snuck up behind me with the ending, which is totally freaky and satisfying and allows even the extremely marginalized to find hope.
I'll be in line for the sequel and this one isn't even in the stores yet! Her blog is a delight, too. Check it out -- Alert: On May 25, I removed the link to Sarah's livejournal blog because it had been hacked. She is back, thank goodness, but apparently many comments to her were lost. It is very sad. Her great personality is shining despite it and the blog is again active, sarahtales.livejournal.com.

2 comments:

Wonder said...

Oooh! thanks for the rec! I've been looking for a good read, and hope is my favorite theme! (and even if I'm NOT extremely marginalized, I certainly FEEL like I am sometimes! ;-p)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ha! You do have to work for the hope in this story. It's that little rope you dangle from. But if you hang on, you are so much stronger than before. I'm probably being waaaay to philosophical here. It's a fantasy story but I sure like it.