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Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

March 7th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Picked up a copy at ALA

Publication date: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Hyperion Books CH

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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 apologize in advance since this is mostly going to be gushing about how awesome the book was.  I had Hex Hall sitting on my shelves for I don’t know how long but once I picked it up I finished it within a day and quickly gobbled Demonglass up.  The series is that good and Demonglass was even better than Hex Hall!  The only problem is that I’m dying to read the third book now.

Sophie’s dad finally shows up at Hex Hall but convinces Sophie to spend some time with him in England before deciding if she really wants to go through with the Removal.  He also asks Cal to come along because as I guessed in Hex Hall he is Sophie’s betrothed.  So now Sophie not only has the sexy, secret agent Archer in love with her but she has this smokin’ white witch as a potential future husband.  Oh to have these sorts of dilemmas.  I still lean towards Archer but after seeing more of Cal it is a tough call.

This book was the perfect blend of action, romance and mystery as Sophie and her dad are trying to figure out who transformed these two other teens into demons and why.  I was happy to see Jenna back and even Elodie puts in some appearances here and there.  There are also a few surprises which I didn’t see coming that kept the story interesting.   And of course it has to end on a total cliffhanger along with a few jaw dropping revelations that will have you groaning that book 3 is not out yet.  Seriously, if you haven’t read this series yet go pick it up!

Posted in 5 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Young Adult

7 Responses

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    Loving the covers for these!

  2. Miss Remmers

    I’m so looking forward to this book! I loved Hex Hall! Great review!

  3. Debbie's World of Books

    Pam-I like the covers too.
    Miss Remmers-Yes, this one is even better!

  4. Kelly Hashway

    Thanks for reminding me that I have to read Hex Hall. This one sounds amazing, too!

  5. Logan Turner

    Ooh, I just ordered Hex Hall from Amazon. Can’t wait to start this series!

  6. Laura

    I just read Hex Hall, too, as I had it forever, and I loved both of them. I was really expecting something very different than I got. But I’m cool with that!

    I’m not happy about waiting another year for the next book!

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