Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Author:Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion childrens
Hex Hall Book #2
ISBN:  1423121317
ISBN13: 9781423121312
Genre: Young Adult
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?

DEMONGLASS picks up right where HEX HALL ended. The plot has many twists and turns. There was not as much action as book 1 provided and I was kinda bummed about that. Rachel's characters are well developed and easy to like. Sophie travels to spend time with her father and learn more about who she is. I really like Sophie's dad he wasn't at all how I expected him to be. I'm not crazy about the whole Archer/Cal love triangle, I am 100% team Cal as I dont feel that Archer and Sophie really had anything special going on and I'm not really sure what she sees in him. The council... All I can say without giving away spoilers is WOW I did not see that coming at all. There is a pretty big cliff hanger at the end that defiantly leaves you wanting to read the next book NOW and I will definitely grab it when it comes out.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars