Friday, October 25, 2013
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins Review
Title: Demon Glass (Hex Hall book #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 22nd 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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, shape-shifters, 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?
Demonglass was pretty good. I was hoping for a funny and quirky story because of Sophie's sarcasm in Hex Hall. It was funny but I think she was a bit too snarky in this one. In Demonglass, Sophie was trying to find way to remove her demon power but there's a price for it. She got to travel to England for the summer with her BFF Jenna and Cal(who will play an important role in her life) to be with her father + meet the council. There were two demon teens Nick and Daisy introduce in this book who will help her learn to be a demon. There was a bit of bonding moments between her and her father too.
With the second book came a love triangle. While Archer, her crush(worst enemy), was on the run, another man came into her life. Sophie had to figure out what type of relationship she'll have with Cal. I was really glad there wasn't too much teen angst in this book. The only hard part was that Cal was such a nice person too. In addition, there was more back story of how demon were made and some dangerous grimoire that had been locked up in the library. There were twist and turn which keep you guessing who is good and who is evil. Overall, a great continuation for the Hex Hall series.