♦ Reviewed by: Rachel ♦
The story in Demonglass is interesting and intriguing, and the plot is perfectly paced. The book picks up about six months after the end of Hex Hall. At the beginning of the book, we finally get to meet Sophie’s dad. In fact, this is the first time even Sophie has seen him in person. Upon showing up, he has many questions about the events that occurred back in the fall, regarding Alice, Elodie, and Archer. Sophie has been waiting months for him to come get her and take her to London where she can go through the Removal; a process that strips away a supernatural’s powers and even has the potential to kill them.
Ever since learning she was a demon, Sophie has been scared and worried about losing control of herself and her powers, fearing she could become like Alice. Sophie’s father makes her a deal, hoping to get her to change her mind about losing her magic: if she spends the summer with him, he’ll allow her to go through the Removal if she still wants to at the end of that time. Sophie agrees, and soon leaves Hecate accompanied by her vampire best friend Jenna, and Cal, the healer for Hex Hall, who we get to learn a lot more about in this book. Sophie is wary about the trip to England, but she can’t help but feel anticipation due to the fact that Archer Cross was last seen in London. However, Sophie still feels hurt and betrayed over Archer’s deception after discovering he worked for the Eye.
As the story continues, Sophie works on controlling her powers, finds out that Archer has been sent to find her, and oh yeah, she discovers a mysterious and dangerous conspiracy that threatens the entire supernatural world. The book has tons of romance, humor, drama, and action, and the story will capture your attention completely and pull you into the amazing world Hawkins has created. I liked the relationship that developed between Sophie and her father, and I loved getting to learn more about the lives of the paranormals in Sophie’s universe. Full of twists and surprises, Demonglass is sure to leave readers eager for the final book in the Hex Hall series. It’s for sure one of the best YA books I’ve read this year.
Some of my favorite funny quotes (There are way too many to post, so I had to choose a few):
“‘What are those people doing?’ Jenna whispered to me.“I don’t know,” I replied through a frozen grin, “but I’m afraid a musical number might be involved.”’“‘We’ll have our usual.”I wondered what that might be. Evil juice? Some kind of demonic energy drink?’”“‘I don’t drink”He laughed. “Oh my God, a straight-edge demon! I freaking love it!”“Yeah, I figure occasionally ripping people’s internal organs out is vice enough for me.”’
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
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Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Page Count: 359