Review: Demonglass

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #2  
Published: February 7, 2012 
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Reading Level: Ages 11 and Up 
Pages: 384 pages 
Source: Library
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~*~Summary~*~
 Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?


~*~Lili's Reflections~*~

Demonglass is a great continuation for the Hex Hall series. It picks up exactly where the previous book leaves off and is definitely full of some amazing plot twists. And let me tell you, Sophie Mercer's snark is in no short supply.

Despite thinking that she was a dark witch, Sophie finally learns that she is a demon--an incredibly rare and feared creature in the world. The only demon besides herself? Her absentee father who suddenly wants to spend a lot more time with her by whisking her off to Thorn Abbey for a Summer alongside the powerful white warlock groundskeeper, Cal. Determined to go through with The Removal that could potentially kill her, Sophie quickly changes her mind once she realizes what is truly at stake...the fate of the world is resting on her shoulders.

The characters in this novel seem to develop fully. Sophie's still Sophie, Archer is still Archer, but you find out more about why he is in the Eye. The most development is among Cal, Sophie's father, and all of the other characters we're introduced to. Keep an eye out for Nick and Daisy. ;) We meet Lara, Mrs. Casnoff's sister, who has a huge presence in this novel. So many plot twists evolve around the aforementioned characters. I can't even begin to explain how many times Hawkins managed to surprise me and keep me turning the pages. By the time you realize Cal's purpose in the grand scheme of things, you may just have to giggle and do a double take, too.

For the romance lovers out there, Archer and Sophie's communication is effectively forbidden. But come on, we know Archer and we know that they can't stay away from each other. So this novel definitely does have a forbidden love aspect to it that Sophie does everything in her power to fight, but just can't. As strong as she wants to believe she is, she is still just a teenager and she wants what she wants no matter what anybody else says. We will also see the beginnings of a love triangle in this novel. Rest assured, it's more of a forced love triangle than anything else. But still, my heart broke for Sophie when I realized she would have to make such a decision. Both boys were keepers and I know that I wouldn't be capable of such a thing.

For the most part, I thoroughly enjoyed this book besides the killer cliff-hanger at the end. Yeah, it's one of those cliffies that can end all cliffies because it just wants to make you rip your hair out and scream. It literally just cut off. There it went...right over the edge of a cliff...completely unexpectedly. I wanted to scream until I started the third and final installment in the series because of this. It cut off in the middle of a bombshell! Ah, Hawkins, how could you do this to us?

With everything being said, this book is definitely still a beloved 4 star series! The writing will remain a bit juvenile throughout the series, but I can't help but to love it due to all the dynamics between the awesome characters. Expect even more surprises in the final installment of this novel.

~*~Cover~*~

This cover goes hand in hand with the cover for the first book in the series. I like this one a little bit more, though. It coincides with the whole demon thing because it's slightly darker than the first one.

 


4 stars

 
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2 comments:

  1. Hey, I tagged you for the Liebster Blogger Award! Here's the link -http://booksworthremembering.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-blogger-award.html

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  2. I have yet to read Hex Hall, yet .It had been in my TBR list for a while.

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