michaelgayland

bestialbenedict:

One of my favorite things about The Demon’s Lexicon is the way that a lot of the really beautiful, loving lines—“There is nothing in two worlds I love half as much as you,” “Sometimes I want to be human for you,” “Alan would always be his favorite” and a few the ones Mae muses about Alan desperately wanting to be loved—are not between a main antihero and main love interest. They’re not even romantic. They’re between the two brothers, and given that there’s not a ton of Romance in the books, ‘d really say the Love Story plotline is platonic/familial and I just find it really beautiful

It’s absolutely right that the sibling love stories of those books are indeed very much the same as the arcs for any love stories. I mean, like so…

The Demon’s Lexicon

CHARACTER A: believes Character B may have another object of affection! And be keeping secrets!

CHARACTER A: Violates some privacy and feels their suspicions proven 100% true!

CHARACTER A: throws enormous fit!

CHARACTER B: kisses Character A and assures Character A that Character B’s love is, in fact, deep and unchanging like unto the ocean. As it turns out, Characters A & B love each other very much.

The Demon’s Covenant

CHARACTER A: learns that Character B kept a secret from A and is mad, since Character A always protects Character B!

CHARACTER A: acts out in hurtful ways to Character B.

CHARACTER B: now Character B is mad too!

CHARACTER A: But when Character A is low, despite the fact they’re both mad, guess who can’t stay away and has to comfort Character A…

CHARACTER B: And when Character B is low, guess who always comes through to console Character B…

CHARACTERS A & B: realise that they have a support system aside from each other.

CHARACTERS A & B: yet when tragedy strikes are the no. 1 person they both turn to.

CHARACTER A: learns A does not always have to protect B, though A may always want to, and learn to let B go (and know B will come back if B can.) Because A and B are their own independent people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love each other very much.

The Demon’s Surrender

CHARACTER A: is super into their job.

CHARACTER B: has a secret that could torpedo that job.

CHARACTER A: hides secret out of love for Character B.

CHARACTER B: secret blown wide open.

CHARACTER A: throws it all away for Character B.

CHARACTER A: starts new life where Character A is actually happier, and where Character A will never be parted from Character B—because they love each other very much.

The throughline is easiest to spot in Lexicon, since it’s before the cast of important characters and interconnected relationships gets so big, but I did write the Demon’s Lexicon series because I wanted to write about epic love that was familial. And I think it’s interesting, to think about all the different love stories there can be… and how essential love is to so many stories.

TLDR: I meant to do that and I’m so glad people liked it. ;)

sawthefireworks

sawthefireworks:

Catching up with Alan was hard because she had no plan of action for what to do when she drew level with him as he limped determinedly beside another fence.

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What sort of plan?” Sin asked apprehensively.

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neither of them even knew how to make a plan, all they had was this driving rage and the need to find Alan, to save him at any cost.

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She might not know how to plan. But she could act.

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“Alan Ryves for life?” Chiara asked, making a slight face.

That’s the plan,” Sin told her, and as if all he needed was to be called, she finally caught sight of Alan.

-The Demon’s Surrender, Sarah Rees Brennan

I am so happy. I love repeating words for emphasis and effect and I always figure mostly people just think ‘that SRB, she has a baaaaaad vocabulary.’ ;)

b-reads-books
b-reads-books:

Demons always take more than you can afford to pay.
—The Demon’s Surrender, Sarah Rees Brennan

And to complete the set Miss Cynthia Davies, with her fever blossom and her fire and the pearl of great price.
I like knowing the set exists out in the world! And I like that via the quotes I see more evidence of my boys wandering around going ‘I have a feeling…’ and girls going ‘Have you considered having some sense.’

b-reads-books:

Demons always take more than you can afford to pay.

—The Demon’s Surrender, Sarah Rees Brennan

And to complete the set Miss Cynthia Davies, with her fever blossom and her fire and the pearl of great price.

I like knowing the set exists out in the world! And I like that via the quotes I see more evidence of my boys wandering around going ‘I have a feeling…’ and girls going ‘Have you considered having some sense.’

faefever

tmi-gifs:

What to read Next Week:

Name: The Demon’s Trilogy (Completed)

  • The Demon’s Lexicon
  • The Demon’s Convenant
  • The Demon’s Surrender

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

What is the book about?:

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie…

My Status: TO READ (high priority)

Recommended by:

[9/10 | Wonderful, wonderful books!]

- katara-alchemist

[9/10 | Smart,suspenseful with action,witty dialogues+jaw-dropping twists. Sibling bond at it’s best!]

-katerinat21

So preeeeetty! A Demon’s Lexicon trilogy kinda day.

katara-alchemist
katara-alchemist:

The Demon’s Surrender by =Katara-Alchemist
My final piece in a series of illustrations based on “The Demon’s Lexicon” series by Sarah Rees Brennan featuring Alan and Sin.

Holy god, Alan/Sin shippers, are you out there? Do you see this amazingness?
I love: the Goblin Market in the background
Sin, her hair, her rings!
Alan’s jumper!!
everything
Katara Alchemist.

katara-alchemist:

The Demon’s Surrender by =Katara-Alchemist

My final piece in a series of illustrations based on “The Demon’s Lexicon” series by Sarah Rees Brennan featuring Alan and Sin.

Holy god, Alan/Sin shippers, are you out there? Do you see this amazingness?

I love: the Goblin Market in the background

Sin, her hair, her rings!

Alan’s jumper!!

everything

Katara Alchemist.

lydia--chlamydia
waxinggibbousscribblings:

Felt a sudden urge to return to one of my favourite YA series of all time!  So yeah, have some Alan/Sin.  I love those weirdoes.
I think the line ‘lying liar who lies’ - to describe Alan – was possibly a fandom thing from Back In The Day, but I’m stupid, so it might equally be a line from one of the books.   

*claps hands in transported joy* Mama’s lying-faced babies.
I love those weirdos = basically what I feel when I write and hope to inspire in others. ;)

waxinggibbousscribblings:

Felt a sudden urge to return to one of my favourite YA series of all time!  So yeah, have some Alan/Sin.  I love those weirdoes.

I think the line ‘lying liar who lies’ - to describe Alan – was possibly a fandom thing from Back In The Day, but I’m stupid, so it might equally be a line from one of the books.   

*claps hands in transported joy* Mama’s lying-faced babies.

I love those weirdos = basically what I feel when I write and hope to inspire in others. ;)

carstairsed

Beautiful details from my beautiful Demon’s Noun UK covers!

… And I will be able to show you the beautiful Unspoken UK cover VERY SOON!