Series: Hex Hall #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on March 22nd, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
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?
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!