Review: ‘Demonglass’ by Rachel Hawkins

Review: ‘Demonglass’ by Rachel HawkinsDemonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on March 22nd, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought online
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 faeries). 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?

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In the second installment of the Hex Hall series, we’re introduced to Sophie’s father, head of The Council. The fact that she’s a super powerful being and unstable, she decides to go through with the Removal. But once she realizes she still cares for the Eye hunter Archer, and to make matters worse, her father has her arranged for her to marry someone already whom Sophie can’t help but feel attracted to. Someone is turning people into demons and Sophie is determined to find out who.

You know how the second book in a trilogy ends up being a filler story and ultimately incredibly boring? That’s not the case with Demonglass. This one kept the story-line moving, and moving it did. The pacing was perfect, and sure there weren’t as many action scenes but I did like how the problems were solved in a timely manner and questions were answered.

Despite the love triangle forming, I loved this one just as much as Hex Hall. Sophie has now entered My Favourite Heroines list. She’s just as funny and witty as before and ultimately still fighting for her family, friends and her boyfriend. We see a different side in Sophie because her father has now entered her life. Having a father figure doesn’t distract her at all, she seems more determined to protect her family more than ever. That’s a quality worthy of any heroine.

Rachel Hawkins, you have done it again and I’m happy to read more from your wonderful trilogy.

Still loving Sophie and all the other characters.

Stop and go pacing.

Love that it keeps in sync with the other cover.

As always a great mystery with a great cast of characters!

Overall, this trilogy has become one of my faves!


Actually, I’m just trying to see if I can make you mad enough to kiss me again. (256)
This thing with us is the only real thing I’ve had in a long time. You’re the only real thing. (283)





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  2. Laura Nieboer

    November 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I really liked this book. Great review 😉

  3. Valerie Rhodes

    August 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Sweet Review.. had it to be a tbr.. and will move it up the list.. my daughter will love it too!!

  4. Karen Maldonado

    August 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Whenever I see one of the Hex Hall covers or think about the series, my first thought is the one line that pops into my mind is “Bad dog”.

  5. Diana Grace

    August 16, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    I love, love this book! Thanks for a great review 🙂

  6. Ashleigh Swerdfeger (@AshleighSwerdfe)

    July 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    This looks like a series. I think I will add it to my list. I love your review system- it is so thorough!

  7. Maida @ Literary Love Affair

    July 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    I am the only person who hasn’t read this series yet! I can’t wait to get around to it and meet the characters and just see what all the hype is about! It certainly sounds fantastic! Glad you enjoyed this! 😀

    Great review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  8. Nicole Hewitt

    June 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    I really need to read this series. I love how you break your ratings down into different categories!

  9. Najwa Shufia

    June 28, 2013 at 4:31 AM

    I want to read this badly, but i haven’t read the first book yet

  10. Ratri Anugrah

    June 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I’m glad I’ve recommended this book to my friends. They all like it, as I am 🙂

  11. Jaime Lester

    June 24, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    One of my favorite Sophomore novels out there. One reason that this is one of my favorite series ever! I love Demonglass. I loved Sophie even more in this story. She is one of the ultimate female MC’s out there, and I wish there were more like her!

  12. Lisa (Lost in Literature)

    June 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Great review! I definitely need to start this series. Glad you enjoyed it and I’m glad to hear it wasn’t second-book-in-series boring. 🙂

  13. Alyssa Susanna

    June 24, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I’ve never read anything by Rachel Hawkins! I see that the pacing was eh, but overall, so you seemed to like this book. Good to see that you’re catching up with an older series! 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  14. Cali W.

    June 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Great review! This series is such a fun read. I like the quotes too. <3

  15. Molli

    June 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Ooh, it’s awesome that this one isn’t a slow, filler book. I really want to start this series one of these days, because it sounds so good. How awesome that Sophie is becoming one of your fave heroines, Giselle!

  16. Dori K

    June 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Nice review 🙂

    I really enjoyed Hex Hall, and I can’t wait to read this book, too. I’m glad to hear that it’s not a boring filling book 🙂

  17. Brooke

    June 24, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    I really loved this series. Not so much School Spirits, tho. It didn’t give me the same feel. But I loved the whole Hex Hall Series. Especialy the first one.

  18. Christina K.

    June 24, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    What I love about this series are the characters! They’re real and flawed and not at all just pawns for the plot:)

    Lovely review:)

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