Book Review: Demonglass by: Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel)
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publish Date: 1 March 2011
Origins: Publisher for Review
Format: Hardcover
Series: Hex Hall Series: Hex Hall (1), Demonglass (2)

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?

Ok. To be honest I wanted to lower the rating on this book because of the serious cliffhanger. In my opinion cliffhangers are like the authors being lazy, they don't want to spend the time to wrap up the book before the next book so they will just chop it off and leave it be. I HATE CLIFFHANGERS! That being said, I don't think Rachel Hawkins is lazy, she is a lovely women and writer but I just really really hate cliffhangers.

Now that you know this book ends on a serious cliffhanger I will say the book is excellently written and keeps you on your feet through the entire book. I found it a tab bit predictable because I knew who the "bad guys" were from the beginning, I could just feel it. I still enjoyed getting to the reveal though. I hate this type of villain most though because they believe what they are doing is right when in essence it's not. The self diluted or something seem to just be excellent villains.

The plot is smooth and easy to read. The characters are complicated and remain basically unchanged. I heart Cal, I am on Team Cal, I wish Sophie would just be with him, he is hot and awesome. Give up on Archer and just be with him. On that note, Team Archer's will be happy about this book, we see him here and there through the whole thing. *eye roll*.

Excellent book, BESIDES THE CLIFFHANGER, and of course I will read the next one, I have no flipping choice.

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  1. I really liked Demonglass and thought it was better than Hex Hall. I agree with you that it shouldn't have ended with a cliffhanger. It seems that cliffhanger endings are especially popular in YA books these days. Good review!

  2. Totally with you on the horrific cliffhanger at the end, though it was such a good book otherwise!! And, yes, I am totally TEAM CAL too!

  3. I hate cliffhangers too, but I loved this book. Even more than the first one. And that one Archer scene? SA-WOON.


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