Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

DemonglassTitle: Demonglass

Series: Hex Hall, #2

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Summary: Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 either destroy her powers for good-or kill her.

But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They’re demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons 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? -Goodreads


Hex Hall was a masterpiece.  ‘Nuff said.

Demonglass was exciting.  It was so thrilling and intriguing.  There were so many turns of events and plot twists that literally had me on the edge of my seat.  You know you’re reading a good book when you have to cover the next page to keep your eyes from jumping ahead.  Because you’re so excited to know what happens.  That’s what Demonglass was like.

In this book, we take a trip away from Hex Hall, Sophie’s school, and go to England, where Sophie plans to go through the Removal (and talks about her daddy issues).  I didn’t really miss any minor characters from the last book.  It’s not that I didn’t like them, it’s just that I was more interested with what was going on with Sophie.

As the summary suggests, we get to see more of Archer, which was fabulous, though there might be another guy I like even better than Archer in this book. :O

I feel like every character had such a distinct personality, and though Sophie has this whole thing going on with Archer, she was kind of the anti-Bella Swan, or anti-any other female protagonist who had the same mindset as Bella.  (Minor spoilers: I also feel like Sophie’s thing with Archer was more… normal than some of the relationships we see in fantasy.  They just seem so dysfunctional, even when you dissect it and take away the fantasy aspect. End of spoilers)

The interesting thing was that some of the cussing was filtered out.  Like, at one point someone was apologizing to Sophie and he said, “Sorry for being a jerk,” and Sophie proceeds to think, He didn’t actually say “jerk,” but another word that was way more accurate.  Now, I’m sure we can all fill in the blanks and figure out what that word was, but I found it interesting.  Not that there wasn’t swearing in this book.  Just that some of it was… left to the imagination XD

The relationship between Archer and Sophie reminded me of the song Bulletproof by La Roux (raise your hand if you remember that song).

I think the only thing that annoyed me about the book (it had more to do with the author’s writing style) is that Hawkins had the tendency to repeat words and phrases.  But other than that, it was awesomesauce 😀

There was a whole bunch of other stuff going on that the summary didn’t even touch on, and Demonglass was a satisfying read.  It was so unique, and I think that’s kind of hard to do in the fantasy genre, to make a book stand out so much.  I definitely wanted more upon finishing the book.  It’s time to hit up the library!

5/5 stars.  Excellent sequel!

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

    1. I did like it!! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did 😦 We all have different opinions, though, which is great 😀 Did you review the book? I’d love to read your review, if so!


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