Monday, June 6, 2011

Demonglass: A Book Review

Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Ages 12 and up

Summary: 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?

My Review: I was very wary of this sequel, especially since sequels I'm excited for so often disappoint me. Especially if in the sequel they take the characters to England. But I have to say although I wasn't entirely blown away by it, Demonglass was a nice addition to the Hex Hall series. I still have a lot of faith in Rachel Hawkins writing, and if she continues on in her current path I definitely look forward to seeing where she takes this series.
The characters still had their original personalities in tact. There weren't any crazy 360 turn about like in a lot of other series I've read. New characters were added and I for one instantly loved Sophie's dad, he was very charming and caring. I think the way Rachel developed their relationship was very believable, moving it along at just the right pace. Nick and Daisy the two new demons provided a creepy mystery to keep you guessing as well as some sympathy to their predicaments. Cal (who apparently was in the first book although I don't remember him) had some very sweet scenes with Sophie but, I don't think he's a contender for her feelings.
Humor (although not as prevalent as in the first book) was sprinkled throughout the story to good affect. The plot dragged along in the beginning with a lot of exposition, but Rachel made up for it with a very exciting second half. I was a little miffed with how the book ended and some of the decisions Sophie made during the conclusion but I really can't complain too much.
Content: Some mild language I think and a little kissing
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Recommend: To those who loved the first and any fantasy fans

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the first one. I thought it was such a fun book. For that, I think I'd love to see what happens next!


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