My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary: 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. . . .
I enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to, honestly. I called the twist when I read the summary (though the ending itself was still a surprise), but it was still insanely enjoyable.
I have to say that Nick is one of my favorite characters- the author did a great job of making him cold and generally uncaring, but not completely emotionless. Honestly, I was feeling more angry on his behalf for most of the book because people weren’t trying to understand him. He was so sarcastic and hilarious, I loved it.
This book was pretty fast-paced, too- I was never bored because something was always happening. The author has kind of a witty, sarcastic writing style which made it even better- it just made the book even more interesting than it already was.
Oh man. I just really loved this book. It was just so much fun!