Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Book Love - Demonglass

WARNING: It's impossible to talk about Demonglass without Hex Hall spoilers, so if you haven't read Hex Hall, go away, read it, and then come back. (Don't worry, Demonglass spoilers)

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?

I usually don't like second books as much as first books, and I really liked Hex Hall, so I wasn't expecting to love Demonglass. Boy, was I surprised. I think I actually liked it more than Hex Hall, which I didn't think would be possible. I definitely liked Sophie better in this second book. I liked her in Hex Hall, but I actually preferred Jenna, her vampire roommate. Sophie shone for me more in this book, which I enjoyed, since she is the narrator and all.

This book delivers on two things that left you hanging in Hex Hall...Sophie's dad and OMGWTFBBQ Archer. Not only do we get to meet Sophie's dad, but we get to spend some quality time with him in England. And we get some of those burning Archer questions answered, since he left a little, um, abruptly in Hex Hall.

Rachel Hawkins just keeps doing what she does best in this book, which is BRINGING THE AWESOME. This book is just as spunky and witty as the first one. There are all kinds of new mysteries introduced that keep you turning the pages. There is a new potential love interest for Sophie, but it doesn't turn the story all "love triangle-y" at all. There is still Jenna, who I LOVE.

And, of course, there is that cat on the cover. I love this cover lots (Sophie's outfit is so cute! And I like that bag!), and the cat just cracks me up.

The whole book is just a perfect blend of mystery, scary, sweet, and funny, and I seriously can't wait to see what happens in the third book. Because HOLY CLIFFHANGER.

This book was so much fun. No sophomore slump here...and in some ways I think I might actually like this book better than the first one. 


  1. Holy cliffhanger is right! I loved DEMONGLASS, too. And I won't lie, I'm totes a Cal fan.

    I also agree about Sophie being more engaging for me in this book. She really held her own!

  2. I am only days away from reading this but I still maintain my bitter betty status that you got to read it so early!

    Can't wait for the cliffhanger!

  3. I just pre-ordered this. CANNOT WAIT ARCHER NOM NOM

  4. WOOT!

    I'm still bummed that I never got to read the ARC and finally sucked it up and took my name off the wait list this morning.

    Here's to hoping I find it in the wild before Tuesday!

  5. This makes me happy! I can't wait to run to the store and buy it when it comes out.