Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (Hex Hall, Book 2) by Rachel Hawkins
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (March 1, 2011)
Goodreads Description:

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?
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In the second book of the Hex Hall series Sophie finally meets her dad when he shows up to take her to the Council Headquarters in London to teach her all about being a demon. When she gets there she is met by the council members and also two demons, which is a shock because she thought that she and her father were the only demons. Well it turns out that someone is turning people into demons and the The Eye is rising up to destroy those they see as monsters.

It was pretty interesting to read about Sophie's father, but he definitely holds himself back so it is difficult to get a good read on him. Cal, the hunky groundsman from the first book is in this book quite a bit which I am thrilled about. I am forever rooting for the guy that is considered "the friend" when it comes to love triangles, but it always seems that the other guy always wins the girl. Although Archer is a great character I wish just for once the friend would prevail. Who knows, maybe Cal will. All the complications and turmoil between Archer and Sophie make for good reading though. Jenna is also in London with Sophie but she doesn't play a very big role in the story, which was a little disappointing for me because I love her character.

Surprisingly not much action in book 2 compared to book 1 in the series. It was still enjoyable though because a lot of info is revealed. At the very end of the book the action/drama picks up some and it is left on a cliffhanger that nearly drove me up the wall wondering what happened to all the different characters. If you haven't gotten hooked on the series yet you will once you read Demonglass because it will drive you crazy with curiosity (plus it is just a great read anyway). Oh, and I have some suspicions about something that may be revealed in the next book and I can't wait to find out if I am right.

5/5

I was sent a copy of this book for review. Any opinions expressed are my own

CymLowell

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2 comments:

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

This sounds like a great read. I still have HexHalls on my WANT list. *sigh* now if only I can get it and get to read it. Thanks for the great review, as you have reminded me of another great book/series I need to get too. :)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Soo wanna read this one! Can't wait for it to come out! Brilliant review!