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Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Hardcover: 359 pages
Series: Hex Hall #2
Rating: 5 out of 5

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?

My Review:

Demonglass is one of those books that are a light and easy read. I loved this book because of the new setting Sophie is placed in and the environment of the story. This was such an emotional roller coster. One moment I was laughing, the other I was screaming "NO! NO! Don't do it", and then the next I'm practically bawling! Well lets go back a bit...

Throughout the whole book Rachel Hawkins really sets Sophie's mood and energy in a way that I feel like I know her. She's such a strong character that really knows how to get me laughing. Example of how laughing at books is bad: it's about 1 am (on a school night) and I just start cracking up in the middle of the night! Of course I got some "shhhhh" from angry parents but it was totally worth reading it! Sophie's also a very bold person that makes decisions that readers just want to say "NO!!!". Not only are we yelling at Sophie, but some more interesting characters show up that leave you stunned. (Characters including Archer Cross <3)

The book was so good that I accidentally stayed up all night and finished it without even thinking! (and no it wasn't a school night.) When I was done I was left with a "That can't be all...there has to be more!" kind of stage. The book just left me wanting more and the only reasonable thing to do at 2 am was to pick up my laptop and look for the third book.

If you haven't read Hex Hall yet I highly recommend you go read now. If you've already read Hex Hall and still haven't read Demonglass I recommend you go straight to a bookstore.

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