06 February 2012

Review- Demonglass

Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #2
Publisher: Hyperion Children's Books
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Purchased

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?

My take:

First of all, Demonglass was so much better than Hex Hall. If I remember correctly, I only gave it a three star review. I felt like Hex Hall served mainly as the set up for the series, an introduction to the character and to build the world for the readers. Demonglass started off with a punch, drawing the readers into the mystery and secrets that are surrounding Sophie’s life and very existence.

There is no such thing as the sophomore slump in this fun and light paranormal series. It’s summer break for Sophie after her first year at Hex Hall where she discovered her serious crush is also a serious threat to her life. Her father takes Sophie, her best friend/vampire Jenna and the gorgeous grounds keeper Cal off to England to spend her vacation in the family mansion. She thinks her father wants her there for some serious father/daughter bonding time but he actually uses her to get his hand on a very powerful book! I was completely surprised! But he also helps her control her crazy strong powers.

Everything we know about Hectate Hall is completely blown out of the water when we learn the truth about Mrs. Casnoff and her sister, who we meet in this book. There were so many plot twists and turns, I was on the edge of my seat!

Even after Demonglass, I’m still torn about Archer. I loved him in Hex Hall but in Demonglass it got a little iffy for me. I feel like he’s hiding so many secrets from Sophie but continually swears that he doesn’t want to hurt her. I believe he doesn’t want to but I don’t think he realizes that he is by not telling her the truth. I’m team Cal! I love him! Even though he’s the strong and silent type, he’s loyal to her and believes she can do whatever she puts her mind to. He supported her even before she met him! And without him, she would have died already. Literally. Because he has healing powers.

And just when I think I’m getting a handle on Sophie being a demon, there’s this crazy cliffhanger! I recommend this book to anyone who has read Hex Hall whether they liked it or not!


Kelsey@TheLostBookReports said...

yes, Demonglass was SO SO SO much better then Hex Hall! I am totally on the same page as you!

TG said...

I'm a Cal fan, too. I love the sweet, silent type.

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