Book Review: Hex Hall #2: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

RATING: StarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Paranormal | Fantasy

(Hex Hall #2)

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?

Book 1: Hex Hall review

*****

Demonglass bored me on its first half, frustrated me on its second half. I mean, just when things started to simmer… BAM! The End. See you in book 3. C’mon, Rachel Hawkins! I have yet to see some action in this sequel, then suddenly it’s all over. Crap. Now would you believe I still liked Demonglass despite the lack of action? It’s all because of Archer. Ha! *fangirl mode*

I have no qualms about the characters, but i’m a little miffed on how the story was delivered. It was so casual; should i blame it on the middle book syndrome? i don’t think so. Because when the truth unfolds, it still surprises me. And how i love the twists and turns! Although i raised my eyebrows on the love triangle. i like Cal, but his relationship with Sophie was not substantial enough to bring about the conflict in Sophie’s love life. Cal hardly registered in swoon-worthy moments! Or maybe, that’s just me. He did have more face time than Archer but when Archer was there, I kept smiling while reading. Now WHY is that?!!! Snarky, mean Archer and sweet, mushy Archer both left me tingling…! Ahem. 😉

Will Jenna ever be of some help to Sophie? It’s like her vampirism is just for display. And I was waiting for some kind of showdown between Sophie and one of her demon friends (the more dangerous one)… but no. There is none.

The disappointment i had with Demonglass was easy to overlook simply by Archer’s several appearances on the book. I definitely enjoyed his moments with Sophie.

So, who’s excited for the third book, Spellbound? 😉

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.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Hex Hall #2: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

  1. Pingback: Book Review: Hex Hall #3: Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins « reading is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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