Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
by Rachel Hawkins
by Rachel Hawkins
Goodreads synopsis: 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?
My thoughts: I’ve said it before: Rachel Hawkins and I totally need to be BFFs. She just doesn’t know it.
I loved Hex Hall like Whoa and I really wasn’t sure if Demonglass could measure up to it. Not only did it measure up, but it even went beyond. I’m just now posting this, but I assure you that the second the beautiful Amazon.com box arrived on my doorstep, this was in my anxious little hands and I was flying through it. I’m just a posting procrastinator.
Without spoiling too much and making this review ridiculously long and unreadable, I’ll keep it to a few points. Bullets, shall we?
- Sophie is once again filled with awesome. She’s witty. She’s snarky. She has a rad, yet comfortable fashion sense. Go her.
- Archer. Be still my heart, you rogue demon hunter. If I was a fictitious teen girl, I’d totally be swooning over him. Oh crap, I am anyhow and I’m neither a teen nor fictitious. Whatev.
- Jenna? Still so funny and so loyal, yet she has a few major things of her own going on here.
- The action is ramped up BIG TIME in this. It doesn’t end up all rainbows and unicorns, either.