Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins {Kelly’s Review}

Posted 19 June, 2013 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 8 Comments

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins {Kelly’s Review}Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #2
Also in this series: Hex Hall, Spell Bound
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 368

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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

An intense ending and other OMG!things!

My Thoughts on Demonglass

Okay. Okay. *stops* *stares* Wow. That ending kinda knocked me for a loop. A good loop. The type where I want to pick up the next book immediately because OMG!WTF?BBQPIZZA! I’m not going to lie, it was a little intense.

That said, I had some of the same issues with this book that I had with book 1. Namely, it felt like the lot of adults that were supposed to be guiding Sophie conveniently kept NOT telling her the things she needed to know. Nick and Daisy’s presence springs to mind. And her father… their whole relationship was just odd. As far as I know, demons can’t suck up knowledge out of thin air, yet he’s not telling her the information she needs in order for her to protect herself and/or help him. I’m making my stern, frowny face. Can you tell?

However, despite all that, like book 1, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sophie is growing into herself. She’s not comfortable with her powers yet (which, considering NO ONE is giving her the information she needs to GET comfortable, I can understand) and she has these wild, uncontrollable lusty feelings for someone who’s supposed to be her sworn enemy. She’s confused! Who can she trust? Does she go with her gut and trust Archer when he says he wants to help or does she do the thing that everyone’s haranguing her to do and turn him in? Do you see? IT’S A VERY CONFUSING TIME!

Throw in some betrayal and backstabbing and you have shenanigans of EPIC proportions.

Honestly, the betrayal was well done. To be so powerless against people who should be protecting you is creepy as all get. Sophie’s trying to find her place in this world and every step she takes seems to throw more obstacles in her way. BIG obstacles.

I kinda love that.

And yes, I will be starting book 3 pretty much now. Because OMG!WTF?BBQPIZZA!

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8 Responses to “Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins {Kelly’s Review}”

  1. YAY KELLY! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one despite your quibbles. I remember the cliffhanger, and you know what’s shocking? I still haven’t read book three to find out what happens. WTH? I got distracted okay? DON’T JUDGE ME! I’ll live vicariously through you though and will wait for your review to give me hints as to what happens:)

  2. I loved this series, but I had the same problem with the adults, everyone was hiding something and her life was a mess because of it. But I liked Sophie and her friends helped her a lot.

  3. I remember liking these a lot and then I never got around to reading the last one! I need to reread them and get to the last one!

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