November 09, 2010

Review: Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins


DemonGlass by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #2)
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Hyperion Books

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?

I loved Hex Hall so much that when I actually got Demonglass in my hand I yelled and started reading immediately. I was dying to find out what happened next with Sophie. I was up until 2:30 am reading Demonglass. I kept saying "one more chapter, just one more." Well that led me to finishing the book. I just could not put it down. 

In Demonglass you get a lot more of Sophie and her amazing personality. We finally get to meet her father and get a taste of what his life is like. I think that Sophie is my favorite book character ever! I love her personality and how nothing really shocks her. I think that Rachel Hawkins did a fantastic job creating her. I honestly love all the characters in this series and I promise you that there will not be one that you will dislike. Especially Archer! It was nice to finally hear his story and what he was really about. It was very exciting to read what happens when Sophie and Archer finally see each other again. I promise you will smile from ear to ear. 

Demonglass is full of surprises and twists. You finally learn who is behind what and who really is the enemy. Some parts made me want to cry and some scream. I absolutely love this book and I enjoyed it more than Hex Hall, which I didn't expect to be completely honest. Super exciting, lots of magic, and some juicy secrets! A definite page turner and so far a GREAT SERIES!  Yes, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 

FIVE STARS!  
 

10 comments:

  1. Woot!

    Glad it surpassed the first one! Not that I didn't love the first one, I sooo did, but it's rare for a sequel to even measure up to the first, let alone be better.

    Can't wait for it!!

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  2. I agree! I was a little afraid that it wouldn't top Hex Hall, but in my opinion it did! And I loved Hex Hall lol

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  3. High praise! I'll have to check this series out :)

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  4. Wow, I loved your review. I knew I wanted to read this series but after reading your review I am now asking myself what am I waiting for. Thanks for your honest review and putting a fire under me to get this series so I can dive right in.

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  5. Great review. I'm going to have to get my hands on Hex Hall now.

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  6. Okay, I must preface this with -- I didn't read your review yet... Hex Hall is one of those series I don't read reviews on till after I have read it. I will read it when I get my hands on the book, though!

    I just wanted to stop by and say I'm SOO jealous!!!

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  7. Yeah, usually the 2nd book in a series is iffy. Glad to hear this is a series worth reading.

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  8. So jealous! I'm dying to read this one! Better than Hex Hall O_O WOW! Gahhh I need to know what's up with Archer! That boy is quite the mystery. I love how Rachel combines humor and mystery and darkness. It's brilliant. Thanks for the awesome review!

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  9. I was the same when I finally got it in my hands! I called up my best friend and was yelling "I GOT IT I GOT IT!" lol.

    New follower (from International Book tours!) by the way :)

    Katie @ Bookishly Yours

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