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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 359
Publication Date: Mar. 22nd, 2011
 
Back Cover:  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?

First Lines: At a normal high school, having a class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome. It means sitting in the sunshine, maybe reading some poetry, letting the breeze blow through your hair... At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.
 
My Thoughts: Again, just like with Hex Hall, this book does not lack in the comedy department. There was one joke from the first book which was in this one, which I think will never get old. But there was one thing that let this book down, just like in Hex Hall...
 
Most of the twists in this book were predictable. I mean some of the twists were quite alright, but the majority of them are done to death in YA books. The rest of the plot was good and the book ended up being a quite enjoyable story. The whole situation with The Eye and all of the other groups hunting down the witches was quite interesting. Although,we don't quite get to the bottom of the reasons for them hunting the witches in the first place, which has been left for the third book in the series.
 
Like in the Hex Hall, the characters are extremely likeable and relatable. We get to see different sides to some of the original characters from the first book, along with some new "people" from the second novel.

This book was a quick and easy read and I really enjoyed Rachel Hawkins' writing style. The lines are hilarious and the characters are easy to relate to. I highly recommend this book for people who have read Hex Hall to find out some more of the drama surrounding Sophie Mercer's life. If you haven't read Hex Hall then I highly recommend that book as well, and once you have finished reading that book, then read Demonglass.

Rating: 3/5

 

Amy

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  2. So glad you enjoyed it! The Hex Hall books are some of my favourites. Great review! :)

    And sorry about the last comment. (I linked up wrong. :P)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

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