Monday, August 27, 2012

The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon's Surrender:
The Goblin Market has always been the center of Sin’s world. But now the Market is at war with the magicians, and Sin’s place is in danger. Thrown out of the Market she loves, Sin is thrown together with brothers Nick and Alan—whom she’s always despised.

Alan has been marked by a magician and is being tortured so that the magicians can get to Nick. As Sin watches Alan struggle to protect the demon brother he loves, she begins to see him in a new light—but she and Mae are locked in a fierce rivalry over who will inherit the leadership of the Goblin Market, and a decisive battle with the Aventurine Circle is looming. Mae’s brother, Jamie, is holed up with the magicians, his loyalties in question. And Nick—well, who knows what a demon might do to save his brother? How far will Nick go to save Alan—and what will it cost them all?

Wow! What a conclusion to the Demon's Lexicon trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan. I did find this trilogy to be a little slow paced, but there were so many twists and turns that it kept me completely captivated. The characters were what truly told these stories, the dynamic relationship between magician and demon and human and demon create a romantic yet platonic vibe throughout the book. The subtle romances between Mae and Nick as well as Alan and Sin truly come to light in The Demon's Surrender, and I enjoyed that they were not "in your face" relationships, it was more that you had to look under the surface to really see them. Sarah created an intense and mysterious world, one that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the final page is turned.

The final battle with the magicians is coming and no one is prepared for what is to come. 

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