Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

“If you thought Hex Hall was a riot, Demonglass is sure to please. Fantastically written and mesmerizing plot.”

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Title:Demonglass (Hex Hall 2)
Author:Hawkins, Rachel

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?

Be Warned: Spoilers ahead for book one:

Oh Sophie Mercer I love you for such an abundant amount of reasons. You go to a boarding school for the magically bad, you have two hot guys at your beck and call, and you are so freaking funny that literally the other night when I was reading, there was an incident involving my nose and some diet coke.

I was concerned for a moment that the return of demon daddy would have Sophie turning into one of those characters. You know the ones that whine about their issues all the time. *cough*BellaSwan*cough* But no, Sophie you kept it real and continued to give me laugh out loud funny while solving a mystery and dealing with heaps of drama.

I love Demonglass even more than I loved Hex Hall and that says a lot. It is not very often anymore that I become a true fan of a serious or an authors work and I tell you right now. I will follow Rachel Hawkins’ writing journey where ever it takes her because this is some seriously brilliant stuff.

The writing is tight, the characters are amazing, I never anticipate the whodunit and I don’t get annoyed that I can’t figure it out. Hawkins writes like my teenage head worked and I know that teens will enjoy Sophie and co. for all of her antics. I will leave you with some of my favorite quotes and my express wish that you go buy this book or the first now. You will not regret the purchase.

Sophie learns she is betrothed to Cal:

As I stomped across school grounds, all I could see was Cal sitting with my dad in some manly room with leather chairs and dead animals on the wall, chomping on cigars as Dad formally signed me away to Cal. They’d probably even high-fived. Pg 19 ARC

Sophie gets a computer at swanky Thorne Hall, no computers allowed at Hecate:

Computers were also forbidden at Hecate, at least for students. Mrs. Casnoff supposedly had one in her private quarters. Jenna and I had spent one very boring Magical Evolution class speculating on what her e-mail address might be. Jenna thought it was probably something dull, like just her name, but my personal vote was for I guess now I could find out.

I give thee 5 stars for originality, spunk, and making coke shoot out of my nose. A job well done.

FTC Disclosure: I received an ARC from the publisher.

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12 Responses so far

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    I loved Demonglass so much too!! I found myself laughing the entire time! I’m in need of book 3!

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    I can’t wait for this book – I’ve got four more days until it’s delivered to my door.

    Just a head’s up – you warn for Book One spoilers, but that first quote is definitely a Book Two spoiler. I don’t mind, b/c I love spoilers, but you might want to warn that there are Book Two spoilers too.

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    Page 19 I don’t consider a spoiler and it is such a minor plot point compared to what else is going on. So no spoiling of anything. Have fun reading!

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    Somehow my comment got “lost” on here. I have not read the Hex Hall series, but hearing your review made me want to. I love Diet Coke and a good laugh, although I’m not sure I would love Diet Coke coming out of my nose. Maybe I shouldn’t drink it while reading this series? Thanks for a great review.

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    I just finished Hex Hall last night and loved it! I can’t wait to start Demonglass. I knew Cal was going to get thrown into the romance mix and he sounds like such a hottie!

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    I want to read it NOW. I’m not being very patient. I really enjoyed Hex Hall (which I just read last week), and I want to know what happens. Thanks for the sneak peak!

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    Cassandra I saw it at my local bookstore yesterday.

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    I have been waiting for your review! And now I cannot wait for Demonglass.

    I must make the time to read it this week. Am so glad to hear there’s more Cal in this one.

    Love Rachel Hawkins. And I will be sure to stay away from the Diet Coke just in case.

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    I have read Hex Hall 8 times in February! It took me 2 days to read Demonglass! (Got it yesterday, finished it today) I am truly A total lover of Archer Cross, like seriously LOVE THAT GUY!!!

    Now I am probably grieve until Book 3 comes out, I am so sad :(

    Now I am going to go reread Demonglass, it is sad how obsessed I am!

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    rachel i NEED to read the third book of the hex hall series, at least give us the name of it or the cover or both im dying and i have to wait a whole for it, just pleasee give us all a sneak peak pleaseeeee. i need to see how it ends its killing me lol and by the way the hex hall series is AMAZINGGG, i loved every bit of it!

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    rachel i NEED to read the third book of the hex hall series, at least give us the name of it or the cover or both im dying and i have to wait a whole year for it, just pleasee give us all a sneak peak pleaseeeee. i need to see how it ends its killing me lol and by the way the hex hall series is AMAZINGGG, i loved every bit of it.
    sorry i made a mistake so im reposting it :)

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    I am totally in love with theses series…..can someone please tell me when the third part is going to be published….

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