Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reading Reflection: Demonglass

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
by Rachel Hawkins
Published March 22nd 2011
Rating: 4/5

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?

Ah, Sophie and her crazy shenanigans... I love them.  Alright, in the last novel Sophie moves to Hex Hall -- reform school for wiches, faeries, werewolves, and vampires -- after a spell goes really wrong.  She has a horrible time fitting in.  One, her BFF and roommate is the only vampire and prime suspect for a series of murders/attacks.  Two, the mean girls in school are dark witches who want Sophie to join their coven and when she doesn't their horrible.  Three, she finds out she's a demon not a dark witch.  Her father is also a demon and head of the council, the boy she has fallen for is a traitor working with The Eye (a group whose sole purpose is to kill all supernaturals), she's also being haunted by her great grandmother - who trains her in her powers and is responsible for killings and attacks in the school.

Lots and lots of stuff happened in the first book... the same goes for the second.

In this second novel Sophie is going to spend the summer with her estranged father in England.  I loved Sophie's dad.   I thought he would be some type of arrogant jerk, but he wasn't in the slightest.  He has that same sarcastic humor as his daughter, but British style.  Loved him.

Sophie also finds out that she is betrothed to the hottie groundskeeper, Cal.  She has feelings for Archer, but Cal is pretty awesome.  And he's not working with the enemy so he just seems like a better choice.  There are a couple scenes toward the end that raise Cal very high in my estimation, he is just an overall great guy. 

While in England Sophie, Cal, and Jenna are rooming with the surviving members of the council and Nick and Daisy -- demons.  Sophie and her dad were allegedly the only two demons in the world, so the appearance of these two means that someone is raising demons, not good.  Nick and Daisy seem peculiar and off balance, there's just something about them that isn't quite right.  That point is reinforced in the end of this novel.

So Sophie, and her wit, develops a relationship with her father, practices controlling her magic, discovers some secrets explaining the demons, and jumps into a love triangle with Cal and Archer.  She is a busy girl again and the cliff hanger means she's gonna continue to be busy.  

I love this book.  Again it has alot to do with Sophie and her sarcasm, it is too funny.  It's a great light read, the characters are great, story line alright, and the writing is perfectly simple and easy to follow.       

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