See, I got a call from my local indiebound bookstore about an hour before i left, and they told me that my copy of Demon's Covenant was in!!!!!
And, okay, this made it inevitable that despite what I feel were my very earnest attempts at pretending not to be an antisocial bookworm, I spent every available moment of the last 2 and a half days with my nose deep in the second book of sarahtales' Demon's Lexicon trilogy.
and omg omg omg omfg.
I'll do another non-spoilery review later. i just need to say I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH HOLY CRAP.
I am totally biased because the author is a friend of mine, but I have seen *so* many non-friends of the author raving about this book and it is SO WORTH IT. I am a really slow reader but I sped-read through all 400 pages of this book during downtimes while touring national monuments. _fx will attest to the fact that I was laughing and gasping aloud the whole time, I LOVED IT SO MUCH.
Seriously, I was reading the ending on the interstate during bumper-to-bumper traffic, not that I recommend that you all pair up reckless driving with your urban fantasy novels, but I could not put the fucking book down. asklf;jd. It was that good.
And I feel like the 2 most important things I can say about this book to the people reading this LJ are as follows:
- 1. You need to buy, and read, the Demon's Lexicon, firstly because it is fantastic, and secondly so that you can understand and enjoy this book.
- 2. Because you will understand and enjoy this book SO MUCH.
If you are a YA fan but you hate most of the lately-trending tropes in YA fiction, you need to own a copy of The Demon's Covenant.
If you're a fan of amazing female heroines, you need to own a copy of the Demon's Covenant.
If you're a fan of that girl that wrote all those amazing stories you've read in the past, you need to own a copy of the Demon's Covenant.
If you're a fan of amazing, complex world-building and gripping fantasy that never feels too surreal or over the top, you need to own a copy of the Demon's Covenant.
If you're a fan of fantastic characterizations and completely unexpected plot twists, you need to own a copy of the Demon's Covenant.
If you're a fan of taut, fast-paced writing that pulls out all the stops with tons of suspense, heartbreak, emotional payoffs, and love to spare, you need to own a copy of the Demon's Covenant.
I loved it. Hands-down, no negatives whatsoever. Any reservations I had, and more importantly all the reservations I've seen people express over the last 12 months, with regards to the first book? They're null and void. I've seen a lot of people say it has "middle book syndrome" (truth: i have no idea what that really means) but whatever, it was the strongest middle book of a trilogy I've ever read. Ever.
YOU GUYS IT WAS SO GOOD.
eta: Full spoilery gushing
The Demon's Covenant comes out in the U.S. in a DAY AND A HALF. You would be wise to buy it and read it immediately, and then come and flail at me about it. The cover, by the way, is gorgeous in person, the bright blue is so bright and pretty and Sin is gorgeous and it's so thick but not hefty, it's just GREAT, THE BEST, PLEASE EVERYONE BUY IT. <3 x INFINITY.
Okay, so, now I am going to do that thing where I give away a copy of it. BUT since it's the 2nd in a trilogy, I am going to do a giveaway for *either* Demon's Lexicon (Book #1) or Covenant (Book #2).
So, commenting on this post has 3 rules:
1. to enter the giveaway for The Demon's Lexicon, please type "Lexicon" in the subject line and "entry" in the comment itself. :)
2. to enter the giveaway for The Demon's Covenant, please type "Covenant" in the subject line and "entry" in the comment itself.
3. to discuss the book, please click on this link directly and then DISCUSS AWAY OMG.
Also posted to Dreamwidth.
eta: Congratulations to both winners! the winner of Lexicon, jeeps, and the winner of Covenant, remula!