Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review of Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published by: Hyperion Books
Pages: 359
Source: Borrowed from the library
Rating: 4/5

Summary from Goodreads[As it] 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?

Sophie Mercer is definitely someone you'd want on your side of a fight...stay on her good side or her claws may come out (literally and figuratively). 

After reading Hex Hall I was a bit heartbroken.  My charming male lead, Archer, disappointed me, but I still held out hope.  Does Archer redeem himself in Demonglass...I guess you'll just have to read it and find out!  I'm not giving that priceless information away.

Hawkins transports you to a different world where fairies, werewolves and witches are the norm.  Demonglass was packed full of magic, fighting and deceit.  Sophie works more with her powers while trying to discover who is raising demons and for what purpose.  With twists, turns and dark spooky hallways you're sure to get sucked into the adventure. 

I loved spending time with Sophie and her dad, but the other characters were a little lacking for me.  I didn't feel like I got to know them as well as I wanted, especially Cal.  He's such a unique and gentle soul that I wish more time could have been devoted to him. 

And this review wouldn't be complete if I didn't comment on the massive cliffhanger ending.  Seriously?!?  I felt as if we left off at the height of the action.  It was like ending a war movie just when the first shots were fired.  I can't believe I have to wait another 8 months to know what happens.  Oh the anticipation.    

By the way how gorgeous is the white dress on this cover?  Can I have a copy of this made for my wedding dress?


  1. I loved this book...but, like you said, how are we supposed to wait!? I need more Archer!

    Great review!

  2. What a gorgeous cover. I don't read much YA, but the covers are pretty :P

    Erika @ badass book reviews

  3. I really need to pick up this series. I love the cover!


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