Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: Demonglass

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 359
Publisher: Hyperion
Source: Library
Other Books in the Series: Hex Hall 
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?

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Demonglass is one of those awesome books that are so much fun to read. It has some supernatural mayhem, a smexy love story and a funny protagonist. It also has a really dangerous plot that isn't overloaded with angst. I love it!

Honestly, it's been a long time since I read Hex Hall and I didn't remember it 100%. I remembered Sophie, Archer, Jenna, and the cover but it took some time before everything clicked again. This is not a fault of Rachel Hawkins but one of mine- that after reading 250 books ever year, I didn't really remember all the details of every single story (note- currently I read less than I have before so this statement is no longer valid). I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with Sophie's world and Sophie herself.

Sophie: I love her. She's too funny; I literally laughed out loud at her sarcastic comments. She reminds me of Evie in Kiersten White's series (Paranormalcy). Both girls are kickass but don't have total warrior personality. They make jokes. It makes for delightful reading. At the same time, Sophie wasn't all sunshine and daisies. She did have to deal with issues and make important choices.

There is romance in this series. I was worried about a love triangle and those fears weren't unreasonable but Sophie knows who she wants. I'll let you read Demonglass to figure out who that is if you don't already know. Archer or Cal? I gotta say, there was great romantic tension. I was enjoying this romance a lot.

The plot does not disappoint. The revelations surprised me but I enjoyed them. I loved meeting Nick and Daisy and I want to read more about them. I had no trouble at all getting into the book and losing track of the outside world. It was a perfect escape!

One thing I would have enjoyed is, well, more. I can't really say more what though. I really do love Rachel Hawkins' series but there's something about it I can't explain that doesn't make it 5 stars for me. I love to read when I have the books but three months after reading an installment I don't think "Damn, I want to know what happens next!" unless I see some blogger with the newest ARC. It's not a series that will change my life or that I'll never ever forget. It is though, one of the most fun books to read and I enjoy these books while I can.

Are you still there after all that rambling? Sorry about that. Anyway, there's no other conclusion than to give this book 4 stars. Read this series if you love original, supernatural fun.



  1. I wasn't that worried about the love triangle because I was pretty sure who she was going to end up with, though I admit it annoyed me a lot. :|

    I gave this a 5. I thought it was so much better than the first book which I would've given a 4 had I reviewed it on my blog. I already have the third book but I can't bring myself to read it. All those disappointed reviews are keeping me from reading it.

    1. I can see how it annoyed you. I don't like love triangles anymore.

      For me, I try not to give very many 5 stars. I think 5 stars should be special and only about 5-6 books a year should get that honour.

      I also don't want to read the third book... I don't want this series to end.

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Great review! I absolutely LOVE this series and its characters.

  3. Awesome review! I love this series, okay I loved Hex Hall! Still need to read this one and the last one! Soooo very behind on sooooo many series! Can't wait to read this one though!

    1. I know how you feel, there are about a million really great series I'm behind on. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I've actually read this one, but still need to read Spellbound. I actually liked this one better than Hex Hall though. I liked Sophie better. Great review :)


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