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Friday, February 12, 2016

Demonglass By Rachel Hawkins|Review


Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Published by Hyperion on March 22nd, 2011
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover
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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 (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and fairies). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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?

My Thoughts

After Sophie's true identity as a demon is revealed, Sophie believes the only way to prevent herself from turning into Alice is by enduring the Removal, a risky operation that strips away the being's powers. She travels to London with her father, Jenna, and Cal, hoping the process would be plain and simple. Unfortunately, Sophie's life is never that. Upon her arrival, Sophie discovers that she and her father are not the only demons in the world. Opposed of Sophie's Removal, her father willingly builds up her demonic magical powers. But it doesn't take long for word to spread of Archer and The Eye lingering around nearby. Relationships are tested, secrets are concealed, and magic runs wild in this thrilling, action-pack sequel to Hex Hall! This book is filled with even more secrets, plot twists, and action than the first. I devoured this book! Hawkins' writing is so enjoyable and entertaining. Many times, you find yourself laughing or oohing at Sophie's comments or the current events taking place. Your heart will defiantly need a breather once you finish this book. As I stated in my Hex Hall review, you must read till the very end. Anything could happen within the length of a page. I have to be honest, I was rooting for Cal the entire time. I grew a little annoyed when Sophie couldn't see his true feelings for her until the worst moment possible. Although there is a small age gap between the two, I felt Cal's feelings were more genuine. And that very well may be because of Sophie continually disobeying her father's orders. After everything Archer had out her through, I don't think I would've been able to look at him the same way she had. 'But they love each other'. Yes, but there were many times when Sophie completely despised everything about Archer.
I cannot wait to read Spell Bound!

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