» The Demon’s Covenant, Sarah Rees Brennan

Posted November 30, 2010 by / 0 comments

The Demon’s Covenant, Sarah Rees BrennanThe Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
Series: The Demon's Lexicon #2
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2010-05-18
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
3.5 Stars

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 rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick’s powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save them all from the power-hungry magician’s devious trap?

My Thoughts
Green swirlsOkay, here is where I get annoyed with this trilogy.  It’s good.  The story is still good and the writing is not too bad.  Gotta say.  What I’m in total disagreement with is the fact that each book is written from someone else’s point of view.  I don’t mind so much when you have one book and it jumps from one chapter to the other from different POV’s, however, when you write an entire book on one person’s POV and then the next book you’re expecting to hear from that person and you get a different character telling the story, I don’t like it!

Having said that, the story is still being told and I want to know what’s happening.   I read both the first two and will read the third and final installment but I’m not happy that it’s broken down this way.  I feel that each chapter could have been done by a different person rather than each book.

For example the next book is written from another character’s POV and it happens to be a character that I don’t care too much for so I don’t really want to hear it from her POV.  I would have rather it gone back to Nick’s POV again or even his brother Alan, but that isn’t happening.
I will still read it and the story itself is really quite great.  I’m enjoying it.  I’m just very pissed off that I don’t get to hear from Nick again I guess.  He was and is a great character and I want to hear it from his side.
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About Sarah Rees Brennan

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, mistful.livejournal.com, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.

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