Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins

Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 359
Source: Library originally, but I have since bought a copy
Series: Hex Hall Trilogy (#2)
Other Titles in the Series: Hex Hall (#1) *check out my review here*

Summary (


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:
Just when I thought this series couldn’t get better Rachel Hawkins adds a few huge plot twists and I fall in love with this series! I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel this weekend at the Teen Book Festival in Rochester, NY. During her Paranormal Panel (with Shannon Delany, author of the 13 to Life series) she talked about why Demonglass had such a cliff hanger ending. I won’t say what happens at the end just that I understood Rachel when she said that she “ended the book where [she] did because that’s where the story ended.” There are new characters, a new setting and even bigger conflicts! Rachel did an excellent job of reminding readers of what happened in the previous book without it seeming as if she was retelling Hex Hall all over again. It's rare when I like a sequel more than the first book, but Demonglass pulls it off. There’s so much action in this that it was hard for me to put it down! Pick up this book and Hex Hall today! Even if it’s just to stare at the beautiful covers! :D