Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brennan's The Demon's Covenant

Brennan, Sarah Rees. The Demon's Covenant.

I am just not going to do justice to the sequel to the fabulous The Demon's Lexicon. It continues the story of Mae and Jamie, a brother and sister with magical powers. Jamie is being pursued by the magician Gerald, who wants to recruit him for his magical circle. Brothers Alex and Nick have troubles of their own-- Nick is a demon who could destroy the whole world if he wanted, but his human brother keeps him in check. The thing that I liked best is that the characters are multifaceted, and good and evil are blurred. Hadn't thought to recommend this to the fans of Delaney's The Last Apprentice, but will do so today. The first book is very popular.

Again, the writing in this is clever and suspenseful, and I was confused only because it's the start of the school year and I can't find anything in my new library! This is perfectly appropriate for middle school students. It's the second book in a projected trilogy. I will eagerly await the third, and hope that Brennan continues to write!
Speaking of trilogies, I do NOT have a copy of Mockingjay. Sigh.

More pictures. New libraries are like new babies-- everyone thinks they are cute, but they keep you up and night and dramatically impact your day-to-day routine! Here's the circ desk, then a view of the fiction shelves from the circ desk. Need to fill up the rounder with recommendations! There are a few things that still need to be put in place, but it's about 90% finished. Well, and there are no computers! The students who have been in so far seem to be pleased with how it looks, and there have been no complaints yet about how far down the books are shelved.
I fear for the pale blue chairs, which will move where the rounder is after the inspection so that they will be in Nerf gun range of the circ desk. My biggest challenge today is to get all the wires under control at circ-- this is also where students need to check out, and I fear for the health of my scanner! It will also be interesting to see how well it works for me to sit down while I check out books.


  1. LOVE the typewriter in the circ desk pic. :-)

  2. Anonymous5:24 PM EDT

    I laughed when you said "Speaking of trilogies, I do NOT have a copy of Mockingjay. Sigh." I don't either, you arn't the only Hunger Games fan who still needs their copy.

  3. This looks great! I love your library :) I didn't see it before, but I love the way it looks now.
    Jen Halen (Media Specialist @ Mark Twain and Annehurst)

  4. I know what you mean about sitting down while you check out. Even when I am tired, I end up standing up.
    I think the space looks inviting and lovely.

  5. Wow! It looks so big. Definitely have blue chair envy...I'm sure your year is off to a good start there :-) How's the contract coming? Our contract is up this year - I can't imagine how we'll ever get a new one in this economy. Oregon is having TERRIBLE funding problems, as all our state revenue is tied to income and our unemployment is very high. I got cut back to three days a week this year. Still struggling to figure out what I can NOT do - my list is short so far.