2011 · August

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

“Oh, come on, Sophie. Don’t you get it? He’s L’Occhio di Dio’s ultimate weapon. They used him as a spy at Hecate for years, so what makes you think that’s stopped now? This is probably just his new assignment, getting close to you so he can use you for information about the Council.”
“Actually, I was just going to use her for her body, but that’s a good idea, too.”

Published by Hyperion on March 22, 2011

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:

Oh Ms. Hawkins, how you tease us! Another cliffhanger ending! This one though, left me sitting with my mouth hanging open and drooling! The next book, Spell Bound, is due out in March, 2012, so I guess that I do not have long to wait.

I must say that I enjoyed this second book more than the first, and I really adored the first. There was an introduction to some wacky new characters in this second installment. Such as Sophie’s father, The Council members and a couple of new demons.

Archer…SWOON!!! There of course is a love triangle working its way here between Sophie, Cal and Archer. We know who has Sophie’s heart, but whom would be the better match for her? I, personally, love Archer, but am not sure yet if he can be trusted. Cal is too quiet, although, he did surprise me in this book.

“Must be weird for you, having your mom here.”
“Weird for me, weird for her, probably weird for you since you had to give up your swinging bachelor pad.”
“Mrs. Casnoff let me install my heart-shaped Jacuzzi in my new dorm room.”
“Cal,” I said with mock astonishment, “did you just make a joke?”

There are a lot of unanswered questions rolling around in my head after finishing this book. I just cannot explain how we were left with such a cliffhanger. A lot happens and it held my attention to keep reading til finishing. For anyone whom is even thinking about reading this book, go for it! If you loved the first, then you will love this one more.

P.S. I loved the dedication in the front of the book:

For John, who said, “You know what this book needs? More fire. And maybe some swords.” This ONE time, honey, you were right.

Rachel Hawkins


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