Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: Demonglass

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #2
Published by Hyperion
Genre: YA
$16.99 (US hardback)
359 pages

What it's about:
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shapeshifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 either destroy her powers for good--or kill her.
But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. her new housemates? They're demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons 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 thoughts:
Oh boy, this series is getting sooooo good!!!

The first book in the series, Hex Hall, leaves us going "wait, whaaaaa?????? nooooo!!!!!" and this book picks right up where the last one leaves off. Sophie is heading to England to go take away her powers and to get to know her dad a little bit better. Actually, to get to know her dad at all. She of course has to bring along Jenna and the always mysterious Cal. While we don't learn anything new about Jenna or even Sophie for that matter in this book, we learn a lot more about Cal.

After reading this book, you have to decide, Team Archer? Or Team Cal? Personally, I'm staying with Archer. I just can't resist the forbidden love.

Speaking of Archer, *swoon*! If I thought he was crush worthy in HH, it's nothing compared to this book. We get to see a little more of Archer's true self and the building tension between him and Sophie. They have to figure out together who is creating the demons?

There are a few new characters in this book. First, there is Sophie's dad. I actually really liked him. He wasn't the ahole missing father, but then he wasn't the perfect father. He was a happy medium which made him pretty believable. Fun new character. Then there was Nick and Daisy. This couple honestly bothered me. They reminded me of the stereotypical creepy twins which is why I was very grossed out when they started making out and doing too much pda. I was not fond of their characters and would have been glad to see less of them.

Books like Demonglass are the reason I really hate cliffhanger endings. While I honestly do love this series, I'm going to say you should wait a little bit to pick up this series if you haven't read HH yet either. That is just because of the stupid cliff hangers. I hate waiting for the next book to come out and this is going to be a series that's gonna annoy me to wait for.

My rating: 9/10
That's just cause I don't like Nick and Daisy.

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