Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Demonglass

Demonglass
Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion Books CH
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Pages: 368
Source: Borrowed from Danielle B at Frenzy of Noise

Ratings: 5 Stars

Summary (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?

Where do I start with Demonglass? This book literally blew my mind! After I finished reading it my brain literally could not comprehend anything else. It kept me up thinking about it hours after I finished it. Boy, was this book EPIC!!!!

Demonglass picks up not long after Hex Hall ends and draws you back into Sophie’s world starting from the first chapter. A lot of familiar faces from Hex Hall are part of Demonglass but then there are new characters who add a lot to Demonglass. Persoally, one of my new favorite characters who we actually get to meet in Demonglass is Sophie’s dad. While he maybe head of the council and Sophie might not like him that much at first, their relationship with each other was one of my favorite aspects of the book. Sophie learns so much more about her dad then she knew previously and their relationship grows in such a nice way.

Sophie is as snarky as ever in this book. Once again, Hawkins had me laughing aloud at Sophie’s quips. While Sophie is as snarky as ever, she has definitely changed from her experiences in Hex Hall and you see that reflected in her actions and character in Demonglass. Sophie really has to come to terms and try to deal with who she is and the power she has, along with her boy troubles. While Sophie is still a funny character, she is much more serious in Demonglass which works so well with this story.

Hawkins adds so much to the world of the Prodigium in this book. She brings Sophie and Jenna to London to the Headquarters of the Prodigium and we meet more Prodigium and people then in Hex Hall. I loved that this book went outside of Hex Hall and placed Sophie in new situations and territories making the book feel fresh.

I must say, the love triangle in this book is one of the best I’ve read. I loved that in this book we learned so much more about Cal who had a small role in Hex Hall. You really got to learn more about Cal and grow to like him a lot. It is really sweet how much he cares for Sophie too. And then there is Archer. God. Love him still even if he is with the bad guy. Sophie’s relationship with both Archer and Cal are so different because the guys are so different. This is one of the only love triangles were I’m still not sure if I’m Team Cal or Team Archer, especially after the ending. Both guys are great in different ways and you can imagine the situation Sophie is in.

The plot of this book was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. The story constantly kept me engrossed, turning every page with anticipation. And let me tell you, Rachel Hawkins is EVIL. The twist in this book is great and heart wrenching. And that ending. I was literally balling my eyes out towards the end. So many things occurred that left me stunned. And Rachel Hawkins is EVIL!! I mean that in the nicest way possible too. She is an evil genius because of that ending. Demonglass’s ending is one of the best I have ever read. I was literally willing more pages to appear because I couldn’t believe how it ended. Demonglass’s ending is the perfect example of a PHENOMENAL cliffhanger ending.

Once again, I could go on and on about this book FOREVER it is so good. I was dying for months to talk to people about this book because the ending leaves you stunned!  I have theories about what occurs in the final book of the Hex Hall series and I cannot wait to read it to see if they are true because THAT ENDING! GAHH!! I wish we do not have to wait a full year to see how Rachel Hawkins concludes one of the best series I have read. I will be picking up the final book immediately once it is released to see what sort of final ride Hawkins has in store for us. 

4 comments:

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  2. I was excited for this one before, but now I really am! Fab review! :)

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  3. I completely agree, Demonglass was amazing!
    Did all the amazing things a second book is supposed to do but took everything to a new level.

    I love Cal I want him to be mine.

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  4. Can't wait to read this book. It looks so good! I rally liked Hex Hall.

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