Lisa Reviews: Rachel Hawkins - "Demonglass"
Welcome to my review of Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins! This is the second book in the Hex Hall series, the first being, Hex Hall. If you haven’t picked up this series you really should. I can’t wait to see how the story continues in the third and final book, Spellbound!
Here’s the synopsis:
“Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shape-shifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she’s a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth.
What’s worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever—or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. 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 any more. Does she?”
Though I loved Hex Hall and never thought the second book could be better or even nearly as good, it was! With Demonglass, Rachel Hawkins hit it out of the park.
The end of Sophie’s first year at Hex Hall, is just around the corner, as is summer. While most of her friends and classmates are happy to finally leave school and be able to spend their summer doing what they please, Sophie agrees to spend her summer with her dad, the Council, Jenny (her best friend), and Mr. Hot, Cal! Spending the next three or so months in this huge mansion isn’t exactly what Sophie thought she would be doing for her holidays.
Demonglass introduces two new characters, Nick and Daisy, who are demons just like Sophie and her Dad. The characters in Hex Hall were amazing, each character was interesting and had depth, but Demonglass took them to a whole new level! I really enjoyed reading about the love triangle between Cal, Sophie and Archer! Sadly I still can’t say which team I’m on because I really like both. While Cal is more a delicious hot and good boy, Archer is more the bad-ass hot guy. Cal is more quiet and relaxed, letting Sophie decide how she feels, Archer is more open and aggressive in his relationship with Sophie.
The story line is a bit different this time. Hex Hall was more about Sophie, her love life, and school. Demonglass is much bigger than that. It included Sophie, her love triangle….and pretty much the rest of the demonic/paranormal world. But what happens when this demonic/paranormal world is in danger? What if someone is breeding demons to build an army and start a war? What will Sophie have to do to save her world? Will Sophie have to decide between Archer and Cal? Who will she pick? The guy her dad approves of, or the guy he doesnt?!
If you haven’t read this series, you really should get on it! I loved the first two books, and can’t wait to see what the third has in store for me!