Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Demonglass" by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel)From Goodreads: "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?"

When I picked up "Hex Hall" last year and saw that it was a Disney Hyperion book, I am not going to lie, I scoffed at it. I figured that it would be some totally mindless book that was only written to become some Saturday morning TV show like "Hannah Montanna" or "Wizards of Waverly Place", but boy was I ever wrong. The book completely blew me away (as you can see from my review) and well Lady Hawkins, you have done it again! You have written an amazing story!

I think these books are so successful because:

A) There really isn't a set age range to them, I think that a thirty year old would love them as much, if not more than a thirteen year old  

B) Snark. These books are friggin' hilarious. Three or four pages into "Demonglass" I was laughing my butt off and my parents were rolling their eyes saying "Oh gosh, here she goes again".  

C) Strong female character. Sophie, yeah, she has balls and is, as previously mentioned, snarky. While she may not have always made the best decisions at the time, she is overall a pretty selfless character.  

D) The boys (oh how I love me some book boys!). I was seriously crushing on Archer in the last book, but Cal? Well he didn't really make an impact on me whatsoever in "Hex Hall", but in this book? He is my new fav! I think that Cal can really give Archer a run for his money.

E) You honestly cannot put these books down (I know, I know, I say that all the time, but it is for reals in this instance)! The fam and I left to shopping/ to the movies when I was about halfway through the book. As the fam was walking around the mall I was trailing behind them reading as I walked. And then when we went to the movies later on I had my cell phone out during the previews trying to illuminate the pages so that I could continue reading. As soon as we got out the theater I pulled the book back out and continued reading until I finished it.

F) It isn't your typical YA paranormal/ witchy story. The Eye? The Removal Process and whatnot? Unlike anything I have ever read before. 

G) Fast. Paced. Action. And. Adventure. ('nuff said).  

H) If you are still reading this list and are not convinced to go read these series, well I think you are crazy and you really need to reread this list!

Rating: 10/10

***Special thanks to Jess from A GREAT Read for my copy of the book!***



  1. Avery,
    I'm a *cough*thirty(ish) year old*cough* and I LOVE THIS SERIES!

    Sophie is incredible and yes, Cal can totally give Archer a run for his money. And I have done the same thing before at the movies. LOL

  2. I just finished this one too Avery! And I'm also rapidly approaching 30 and LOVED this book, it's just an entertaining read, no matter your age:) I was solidly in Archer's camp in the first book, but Cal has made me waffle a bit and now I'm a big fan of them both. Can't wait for the next book!

  3. haha, I love how you've laid out this review. Yeah, I'm convinced that I need to read this series but unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to get to it for awhile... at least after finals.

  4. I just finished this one, and I totally agree with you. It's a great read. One of my faves of 2010. And, oh, that ending!! I want more now!

  5. sounds so awesome! I need to buckle down and read Hex Hall soon =D

  6. SNARK? You had me at snark. Say no more... give me the book! Me wants! Stop it! ;) Great post.

  7. I came from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesday (BRPW).

    This book really confused me... It is published not only with totally different cover art looks in the UK, it is also published with a totally different title! So I ended up buying book 2 (Raising Demons) instead of book 1 (Hex Hall)... bummer! Now I'm still waiting for Hex Hall to get cheap on the second hand market before I could read this book! :(

    Cherry Mischievous
    chericenter-warrior2 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  8. Stopping by from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party.

    Your book sounds good.

    Stop by my blog for a giveaway of LINEN QUEEN courtesy of Sarah from Hachette Books....it is ending this evening, March 23.



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