Sunday, April 17, 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

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?

Summary taken from Goodreads

Hawkins has me completely and totally hooked on these books. I love them.

Sophie is a great character. She's snarky, funny, and smart, even if she doesn't always makes the right decision. She has her flaws but tries to be better. I love that about her. She felt very real. When she hurt, I hurt. When she was confused and wasn't sure what was right, so was I. I devoured this book in one day because I couldn't stand not knowing how it worked out. All of the characters were three dimensional and I felt like I knew them.

The plot in this one took a darker turn then Hex Hall. Sophie is still dealing with the consequences of her actions in the last book.
One of the things I love about these books is that not everything just works itself out with no consequences and sometimes bad things happen to good people. So often in YA books (Twilight, I'm looking at you), things just fix themselves and nothing bad ever happens to the main characters. Which is just not realistic and leaves you feeling cheated.

Anyways, back to the plot. The Eye has starting attacking more and more and are out for Sophie's blood. Her feelings for Archer haven't changed even though he turned out to be one of the bad guys. Neither had mine. I still want them together so badly! But I'm very intrigued by the love triangle that Hawkins started setting up in this book. I love me a good love triangle.

The ending was a tad bit abrupt, but it left you wanting more in a good way.

Four stars for this one.

Sooooo.... When does the next one come out again?!


Anonymous said...

I was surprised by how much I liked Hex Hall, and this is one I definitely plan to get soon.

Amanda said...

It's really worth it. I think I actually liked this one better than Hex Hall. Let me know what you think when you do!

Ang said...

I've heard that just about everyone liked this one more then Hex Hall. I have this is a bag from the library and am looking forward to getting to it soon :) Thanks for the review sis

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