March 11, 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

read chapter one
Series: Hex Hall 2
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Purchase Link: Amazon
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 guess I spoke too soon. Why must we pick a "team" again?!

Cal or Archer. Archer or Cal. I don't even want to get into it. It's making my head hurt and my urge to scream at Sophie (or Rachel) to not straddle the line is becoming overwhelming. 

Demonglass is a journey of sorts for Sophie. Moving to England for the summer, getting to know her Dad and kindling a relationship, exploring the bounds of her magic, and discovering the world of Prodigium and her place in it. 

I find it a little off that Sophie is so accepting about her father considering that she was basically raised by her Mom. Sophie is a strong girl and her smart mouth never fails to amuse me, I half expected her to be more cautious and not be so trusting. I mean she was so adamant about her transfer to Hecate Hall, I thought she'd throw a similar fit when she had to move in with her Dad for a while. After all he's still a stranger right? In any case, it all worked out well for our heroine... well as far as her bond with her Dad, James, went, the rest just went downhill.

So in this book, there's the proverbial betrayal done by someone whom you thought you could trust; the surfacing of an unexpected heroic act from Elodie who is still haunting Sophie; holding friends and family hostage; but what irked me the most was Cal's bid for martyrdom! Making the "team" much more complicated. Plus mysteries were solved but new and more complicated ones were raised. Argh!

Well obviously I'm invested in this story though I have an inkling on how it'll end. This sort of tale just never gets old, it's like those heartwarming shows you frequently see on Disney and ABC Family, it just gets to you. This is a VERY GOOD transition book and there's NOTHING dull about Demonglass. Some trilogies lose steam in the middle book but obviously this one just upped the ante so Spell Bound should be explosive.

Book three, Spell Bound comes out Tuesday, March 13. Better grab a copy! :)


  1. I have both Hexhalls on my shelf , but not opened yet...I need some more HEADS!!! well and arms cause I can't just use my head to hold the you are liking series? I was looking for the supes...hehe!! Love the little supes..


    1. Yes I adored it! It's more for the 14-16 age range but the magic touch of Disney did the trick for me. Whoever their editors are, are amazing! It's got Witches and Demons and a smorgasbord of Weres, vampires, fairies, etc. but they're just extras.


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