Sarah Rees Brennan is an Irish lass who seems to have struck gold with this urban fantasy title. The most scathing review I've seen for The Demon's Lexicon on the blogosphere so far was, "I liked it." It should be noted that said reviewer may be associated with the Communist Party ... and hates puppies.
I guess what set this novel apart from some of the other titles I've seen come out this year in the same genre is the fact that the protagonists are male. What?! Blasphemy, and yet it's true. I'm not really proficient in urban fantasy, but I've lost count of the covers shown on book blogs that feature a young, strong woman brandishing a weapon and/or a "mean face."
There is a first impression from hearing the teaser for this book and likening it to the television show, Supernatural, with the two brothers in a world populated by demons. I'm sure Brennan creates her own world entirely and the story she's crafted doesn't resemble Supernatural in any other way beyond the superficial comparisons. I may be setting myself up by expecting a more action packed story than what's been written, but I am more than willing to give it a chance.
Have you read it yet? Is it on your wish list? What's your take on this novel?