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Friday, March 18

Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins


Title: Demonglass

By: Rachel Hawkins

Series: Hex Hall Novel #2

Publisher: Hyperion Books (March 1st, 2011)

My Copy: Hardback bought from Barnes and Noble

BookWhisperer Review: five stars


About the book:

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?

review plateDemonglass brings the Hex Hall series to a whole new level. Upon concluding the Hex Hall readers were left to wonder what would happen to Sophie Mercer with her decision to undergo the removal of her newly discovered demon powers. As a half demon she has decided that she is more a danger to humanity than a hero. Readers will see the reality of this incredible character with her genuinely innocent heart that will stop at nothing to protect her loved ones. Even if her loved ones include her sworn enemy. After discovering that Archer Cross is a member of the eye; Sophie has found herself in a difficult position struggling between her heart and her head. To make matters worse Sophie’s father will stop at nothing to convince his beloved daughter against her decision to undergo the removal of her powers.

Rachel Hawkins has well surpassed her first novel with this newest addition. Demonglass moves the story from Hex Hall to England. Which also just happens to be one of the last places that her hot crush has been sighted. With a heavy mind and heavier heart she agrees to the journey if her one remaining friend can tag along. While Sophie learns more about her powers, and even more about the Prodigium world it appears that things are worse than she could ever have imagined. As the story unravels it becomes obvious that many things are not what they seemed. The conclusion to Demonglass will unravel everything that readers have come to know in the past book. As we have come to expect Hawkins leaves us on a cliff that leaves the future unknown for the Hex Hall series. I have never experienced an author that creates such an intricate story to tear it completely apart in the next book. With nothing to suggest the future I am anxious to see what the future holds for this incredible series.


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