Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass by Rachel HawkinsTitle: Demonglass
Series: Hex Hall, Book 2
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: review copy from Kai
Published: March 1 ,2011 by Hyperion

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?

Why I Read this Book: When I finally got around to reading Hex Hall, it had been sitting on my shelf for 8 months. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to reading it but when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, so I was glad to have Demonglass in hand when I finished. Sophie made a pretty big decision at the end of Hex Hall and now, in Demonglass, the reader gets to see how that decision is carried out.

What I Liked: Archer fans will be happy with his presence in Demonglass. Some interesting information regarding his character came to light in the first book and now, in Demonglass, we get to find out where his feelings for Sophie really stand. It can’t get anymore complicated, right? Well, that I can’t say but I will say that Cal fans will be delighted with the new developments surrounding his character (I know I was over the moon thrilled!). I was happy to see more of Cal’s character. He definitely plays a bigger part in this book.

There were twists and turns in Demonglass that I didn’t see coming! Well played Ms. Hawkins, well played. I was OMGing and squeeing like a little girl. Just when you think you know what’s going on, the author opens up a new door. Demonglass is full of mystery and suspense. There’s also a bit of a love triangle going on, new characters added to the mix, and more truths unfold. And then, you’re left with one hell of a cliffhanger!

What I Didn’t Like: Not a damn thing. Well, other than I have to wait a year for the next book. That’s just pure torture!

Overall Impression: If you thought Hex Hall was good, then you’ll love Demonglass. I didn’t think the second book would surpass the first but it definitely did. I am now left anxiously awaiting the release of the 3rd book in this series. You won’t put this one down until you’re done. Demonglass is truly an amazing and fun read.

Brianna’s Rating:
5 Frogs

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  1. I agree with the 2nd book, and OMG with this book. Love this series too.

  2. This review makes me so happy! I can't wait to read Demonglass! So looking forward to being reunited with Archer. And I almost forgot about Cal. Now you have made me curious.

  3. I'm so glad I read your review - something I never do before reading the book - and that there weren't spoilers, just teasers).

    It gave me just the perfect amount of info. And you have completely made me want to read this even more!

    Yay about learning more about Archer and double Yay about Cal. I wasn't sure if there would be more.

    Awesome post. Thanks!

  4. Really great review.. I have to read these books. Haven`t read the first one first.. But now I think they are some of the next once on my list of books to buy :P

  5. This has got to be the BEST review I've read for demonglass!!! I am SO happy to hear that Archer will be present... I was hearing so much about this Cal character that I was beginning to worry that Archer would be cut out... THANK YOU for sharing, seriously! Your a life saver... now, back to my countdown for march 1st!


  6. I love a book that gets better :D You don't see that too often. I am very tempted by now

  7. These are on my tbr list. Thanks I will now move them up a bit.

  8. I'm glad we get more about Archer in this one. I wanted more in the first!

  9. Completely agree! I was just..mehhh about the first one. But Demonglass blew me away! Great review

  10. Gahh! The torture! I cannot wait another week! O_O This pretty much sums up my reaction to Hex Hall in a nutshell: "I was OMGing and squeeing like a little girl." =D Great review!

  11. Great review!! Oh gosh, I can't wait until this books is released! I'm glad to hear that it's better than the first book too... Some sequels just aren't as good as the first. :)

    Can't wait to get this!!!!!


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