It's hard to find a good badass these days. Zac Efron, Ed Westwick, and that dude who plays Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movie all serve a purpose, but sometimes you're looking for a hero who kicks ass & takes names, shoots first and asks questions later, and loves his arsenal more than his hair gel.
Let me introduce you to a few of my favorites:EXHIBIT A: Jason Statham
, who can deal more damage with a fire hose than most ninjas could manage with a pair of spiked nunchakus. Observe:
Next up:EXHIBIT B: Batman
, aka Bruce Wayne, aka not afraid to choke a b*tch. Or a Joker. Or whoever. He'll knock you out with a Die Hard battery
, punch a dog if he has to
, and open a can of whoop ass on an 80 year old man
--all in the name of justice.
Last but not least (and the real purpose of this post):EXHIBIT C: Nick Ryves from Sarah Rees Brennan's THE DEMON'S LEXICON!
Nick slays demons and evil magicians, fixes the sink when it breaks, looks out for his brother, and is just the right blend of ill-tempered and hot. ;)
Here's a description:
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.
Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.
Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.
I got to read an advance copy, and I've been counting down the days till you guys could read it too. THE DEMON'S LEXICON is funny, sexy, mysterious, and filled with amazing characters you won't forget. Sarah Rees Brennan (sarahtales —
) is a fabulous writer, and I bet that if you give DL a shot, she'll soon be on your list of favorite authors ever
Sell your underwear on ebay, peddle your plasma, or burgle your little sister's piggy bank, but buy this book!
You won't regret it. It's 210% awesome, and it's AVAILABLE NOW!HAPPY RELEASE DAY, SARAH REES BRENNAN!!! ♥ ♥ ♥