Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

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 HexyLady@hecatehall.edu. 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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