Monday, February 21, 2011

Demonglass Review

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 1, 2010
Pages: 368 (ARC)
Publisher: Hyperion
Most Appropriate For Ages: 12+
Where I Got It: For review from publisher
Other titles in series: Hex Hall

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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
This is probably--OK, definitely--the most hilarious paranormal series I've ever read. But it's not all laughs. This book, and series, brilliantly combines the light and the dark to put a new, wonderful spin on the paranormal genre.

These are such fast reads. Probably because it's completely un-put-downable. And because the plot moves at a perfect pace. It's not too fast, not too slow, and it always fully kept my attention.

Her father, who we meet for the first time in Demonglass, quickly turned from a character I didn't love to one of the best fathers I've ever read about. He's so much like a bigger, dude-r Sophie that how can you not like him? And I loved his and Sophie's relationship, which was developed wonderfully. I love ALL of them characters in this series, actually.

The ending was a huge cliffhanger, and I'm DYING to get my hands on the third book. Literally, people. It was bad.

OK, I probably should stop fangirling now before I blurt out anything spoilery. Lemme just say this: Demonglass topped Hex Hall, which I didn't realize was possible. This is one of my favorite paranormal series, and you'd be a complete fool to not read them.

Book Report:
Plot: Faaaantastic.
Characters: Lovin' em!!
Writing: Descriptive, but still funny and easy to read.
Kid friendly? Pretty. There's a little teen drinking, but not much swearing or anything else.
Should I read it? Read Hex Hall first, of course. But YESYESYES.


  1. Thanks for a fantastic review. I can't wait for this to come out. I loved Hex Hall and by the looks of it, this is also a fantastic story.

  2. Wow, I sooo want to read this one RIGHT NOW!!
    Everyone keeps saying it was even better than Hex Hall, which I really liked. Looking forward to get to know Sophie's dad better too!

  3. Totally agree! Hex Hall and Demonglass are hilarious! Great review!

  4. I looved Hex Hall and cannot wait for Demonglass!!

  5. You're so lucky!! I want to read this so badly! Glad to know it is getting good reviews!

  6. I have this on pre-order...can't wait!


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