Thursday, March 10, 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #2)

*This book description has spoilers in it.*
Do not read any part of this review until you have read book one in the series, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.

(And trust me, you WANT to read Hex Hall!!)

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 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?

Wow. Where to begin??? I love this book just as much, if not more, than Hex Hall. Actually, probably more.

Oh, Sophie. You rock. The more I learn about you, the more I love you.
Sophie is such a great character. She's so funny, and she's so real-- and the way the entire book is written, I was either laughing hysterically or crying my eyes out. I am just so attached to Sophie, and her whole experience in London is a roller coaster ride of extreme highs and depressing lows. All I can say is it's going to get even more intense in the next book... if that's even possible.

There is not a single character in this book that I don't love. Even the villians are well written. You better believe that even someone who is a "nobody" character has amazing character development. I was totally blown away by Demonglass. Period.

I am not going to say much about this book, since it's a sequel and I don't want to give anything away. I can tell you that I was hooked on the story from the start and it almost killed me to put it down when I was done. There were tons of jaw-dropping shockers in this one-- be prepared. With tissues. A box of them. 

If you haven't read Hex Hall yet, read  it--so you can read this!! You are missing out! And trust me, you don't want to miss this series.

Happy Reading!


The Martin's said...

I found your blog through a friends I hope you don't mind that I read it and check it often! I love love love to read and so far I love love love your taste in books! I just finished Demonglass last night and it was amazing! So once again I hope you don't mind that I read your blog :)

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

@ The Martin's: Welcome!! I am so glad you found me, and I am happy to have you as a reader! I would love for you to keep stopping by! I LOVED Demonglass. :) I'm glad you liked it too! Thanks for reading my blog. It's nice to know that people do. :)

Amanda said...

I cannot believe the clifhanger on this book!!! I need the next book now! Omg! Do you know anything about the third book?!

Bin2 said...

I Love How every time I read your blog and always agree. Every time!I also loved Demon Glass and cant wait for the next book!.....The Summery for the next book is kind of weird and unexpected but then again that's always what Rachel Hawkins! And she always amazes!

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

@ Bin2: Thank you for reading my blog! I'm glad you agree with me on this one, because I absolutely loved this book! I am so excited for the next one. Welcome!! :)