Friday, August 31, 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
Publisher: Hyperion 
Release: March 22, 2011
Pages: 359 (Hardcover)
Cover: 2/5 Stars (Though I love how they snuck the umbrella on... England.. rain.. get it? I hear they have umbrella vending machines there! But I digress...)
Plot: 4/5 Stars

*Spoiler alert: this is the sequel to Hex Hall. (You can see my review of that under the archive.)

Last semester at Hex Hall, Sophie Mercer discovered A LOT of things. For one, her not-so-futile crush, Archer, is part of an organization hades-bent on destroying all Prodigium. Also, turns out she's a demon. Well can't get any worse from there... can it?

Cue Sophie's father, who wants her to spend the summer with him so she can finally come to terms as to if she'll go through the Removal or not. What she doesn't expect is how complicated things become. Turns out, someone's been raising demons....

Hex Hall skyrocketed to the top of some of my favorite books list. It was witty, creative, and had a certain charm to it that not many books can replicate. Demonglass, while not necessarily suffering from terrible sequelness, didn't live up to the first. It's not an annoying narrator this time, it just took longer to get really interesting.

Sophie, as always, didn't disappoint. She is by far one of the best and snarkiest heroines I've ever read. Like if there was ever a time we needed a Yoda for sarcasm, I think we all know who to call. Even in the face of death, she always something that could put a smile on your face. Not only that, but she's really loyal to her friends and super easy to relate to. The narrator can make or break the book, and Sophie is definitely my favorite.

Now onto some most important matters: Archer Cross. Looks like being a demon hunter won't stop Sophie from completely crushing on him. Well nothing, read nothing, is going to break these two apart! At first I wasn't a huge fan of their relationship (seemed a little forced), but now I am a fan of Sorcher.... Or Archie.... Or whatever; they have spark!

Demonglass, though it didn't live up to the first book, wasn't a disappointment at all. It's a 100% must to read this book if you liked Hex Hall. And the way Demonglass ended- phew! All cliffhangers bow down to Rachel Hawkins stopping the book RIGHT AT THE CLIMAX. Why do you have to do that to us? The third book, Spell Bound, is waiting on my shelf and I am happy-dancing at the thought of reading it!


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