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Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages:  368
Genre:  YA/ Parnormal
Source:  Different Area Codes Book Tours
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? [via GoodReads]
For some reason I always have issues with the second book in a series.  Demonglass is the exception to that rule... this book was AHHHH-Mazing!  Oh yes, for those of you who have already met Sophie Mercer  then you know she is not merely a witch, but something much more powerful.  The story picks up right after Hex Hall ends and you know how that ended.  Sophie waits for her father, hating what she is and looking for answers.  She remains the bright, yet stubborn girl we have all come to know and love.  Her witty-ness and sarcasm are still her defining qualities.  I especially loved her inner dialogues and her sarcastic comments... I mean really, the girl is hilarious.  Especially when it comes to her father and their moments of father/daughter bonding.

In Demonglass you meet some new characters and get to better know some of the one's you 've already  met.  Sophie's dad being one of them.  You also learn more of Jenna (Sophie's vamp-BFF) as well as Cal (the groundskeeper at Hex Hall).   The plot is just as riveting as the first - with The Eye out to get her  and Archer back in the picture, you can just imagine how riveted I was (wink-wink).

Demonglass has so many twists and turns it will leave you reeling.  There's magic, danger, suspense and (ahem) a love triangle that will have you flying through its pages.  The mystery and suspense will have you on your toes... I, for one, was never able to figure it out - and that cliffhanger ending.... WOW!   Nothing is as it seems and I cannot wait to have my many questions answered.  "Write-On Ms. Hawkins!"  I will be inpatiently waiting for Hex Hall #3.

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14 comments:

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Glad to hear is doesn't disappoint!

Melissa said...

I haven't read the first yet, but I'm glad to hear that the second book is awesome, too! :)

Morgan said...

Great review! I loved Hex Hall, but I was a little nervous that Demonglass wouldn't be as good. Glad to hear that it was awesome!

Katie said...

I'm with you, second books can be a bit of a let down. I'm so glad this one isn't going to be!

Savannah said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the book. Nice review.

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

After reading your great review I will add the Hex Hall books to my wishlist.
I often have trouble with second books in a series. More often than not I stop with a series because of book #2.

Alison's Book Marks said...

I remember nearly knocking over my Indie bookstore manager/friend when I saw the ARC of Hex Hall on his shelf. He looked at me like I had 4 heads at the time, but I knew it was going to be great...and it was. I think because it's been SO long since I read Hex Hall, Demonglass fell off my radar, so THANK YOU for your review. I'm so excited to read it!

Mystica said...

I am happy that you are not disappointed!

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Missie said...

Gah! The Eye!


I'm really looking forward to book 2! I'm so glad to read that you thought it was a good sequel! I miss Archer. Can't wait.

Small Review said...

I'm so glad to hear this follow up is as good as the first! This is the first I've heard about Sophie's dad's role in the book. It sounds sweet and good. I have heard Cal plays a larger part, which I'm so looking forward to. I liked him in the first book, but he played such a small part. I can't wait to read more about him.

Thanks for the review! I'm now even more impatient for this one!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I enjoyed this review. I have been wondering if the first book was worth my time. I'll give it a try now. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I really want to get my hands on this one! Glad you enjoyed :)

Kare said...

You pretty much nailed it on the head! Thats exactly how it was! I just LOVED it!!

Caroline (Bon Bons and Reveries) said...

Thanks for the review. I never read the first one, but I think i'm going to add it to my TBR pile.
Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

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