Wednesday, April 27, 2011
by Rachel Hawkins
Hex Hall series, book two
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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she? (description taken from Amazon.com)
I loved this sequel to Hex Hall. Sophie returned with all the snark that I'd desperately missed since putting the first book down. I was very, very pleased with this book as sometimes the second book in a trilogy can obviously feel like a big setup for the end, and not much on its own, but Demonglass rocked from start to finish.
Not to say that you are left, breathless on the edge of a HUGE cliff... Hawkins literally had me putting down the book and going, "OMG.omgomgomg...ummm...I have to wait how long for the next one???!!" Sheer evil genius. Without revealing too much, let's just say that people are missing, seriously injured, or perhaps even dead on the final page...there's a new potential romance blossoming...previously trusted allies have become enemies through heinous betrayal...and Sophie is off to meet people she's never even heard of before so that she can um, hopefully, not be murdered. WHOA.
I am sooooooo excited for the next book, I can't even express it properly. I think I would pay big bucks for the opportunity to get an ARC asap!! Holy Moly. I miss Sophie already.
Full disclosure: ARC received from Book It Forward ARC Tours