Thursday, July 28, 2011

Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins


Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall 2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: March 1, 2011
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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?(Goodreads)

Ok, so I thought Hex Halls was a little slow, but I have had a definite change of heart with Demonglass. I loved every single minute of it. It was amazingly invigorating. I love the snarky, sarcastic bantering of the characters. Oh and I loved Sophie’s dad, James. He was amazing.

  • Sophie – Smart mouth, sarcasm spewing demon who initially believed she was a witch! Wrong! I love that she has no patience for studying, so much like me.
  • Cal – Groundskeeper, Healer Extraordinaire, or more? Hmmm….I suppose we shall see. The revelations about Cal amazed me.
  • Jenna – who could forget the pink loving Vampire. She is the perfect best friend…here’s to hoping?
  • James Atherton – Head of The Council and Sophie’s dad, he has a full plate.
  • Archer Cross – Ahhh…you thought I forgot him, didn’t you. Well, he officially won my heart in this book. I can’t imagine another guy who could handle Sophie the way he can. Good thing he is a demon hunter.
  • Daisy and Nick – Hmmm, Demons?
  • Lara – Second in Command to James. Backstabbing, Conniving, Pain in the…, well you get the point. Sister to Mrs. Casnoff, the head of Hecate Hall. There is a lot more here than meets the eye!

The book picks up about 6 months after we left Hex Hall’s. Sophie is being thrown into a pond by none other than Cal. Why you ask? The Vanzy has volunteered Sophie to reenact the drowning of a witch and show how they were able to fool their executers back in the day. Good thing Daddy shows up when he did.

I love James Atherton, he is the perfect mix of a businessman, dad, and understanding friend to Sophie. And he still loves her mom deeply. He has his hands full with Sophie and her over-the-top magic, but he handles it with finesse. He is understanding about most of Sophie’s loyalties…except for one, Archer.

Of course Archer is working for the other team, or is he? This remains to be seen. I really wasn’t sure why everywhere I looked, people were so in love with Archer after I read the first book, but now I see. He is sexy without even trying, his and Sophie’s repartee is out of this world, and even though he tries to pretend…he can’t live without her.

I have found that when I have a hard time getting into a book, if I keep reading, I will end up falling in love with it. This is definitely the case with The Hex Hall Series. Rachel sped things up and took us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, parties, and fights. I am so glad that I stuck with these books and cannot wait until Spellbound releases in March of 2012.

If you love humorous, romantic, action packed books; you will love this series!


  1. I already read Hex hall but I can't read Demon Glass! because whenever I went to any bookstores it's "out of stock" or "sold out"!! ugh!

  2. Ugh! I hate when that happens. I got it on my Nook. I prefer actual books, but sometimes have an e-reader is nice! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I hate when that happens. I read it on my Nook. I prefer actual books but sometimes having an E-Reader is nice. Thanks for stopping by!



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