Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Book Review!! Demonglass, by Rachel Hawkins

Woohoo! My first book review! Okay, so before I get started on how freakin' amazing this book was, I'll give you the synopsis. But before I can even do that, I should probs warn you that you shouldn't read it if you haven't read the first book, Hex Hall ( which you should), cus it contains some pretty big spoilers. So, that aside, here you go:

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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

And now I can start ranting. Okay, so this book is definetly in my top favorites now, and I think I'll go read it again tomorrow I loved it so much. Sophie is a way lovable sarcastic MC, and her snarky comments continually caught me by surprise and left me laughing. And Archer... aaaah, Archer. Let's just say, I loved him even more in this book than first book. Oh, and then there's Cal, too. Yeah, this book has some pretty good guys alright.

Another thing that contributed greatly to my eternal love for this book was that it did something thats hard to do: It surprised me. I've read ALOT of books ( okay, understatement of the century), and I've gotten pretty good at seeing things coming, even the ones that can take most people by surprise. And it surprised me at least like five times.

All in all, I think it was an amazing book: lovable characters, amazing plot, plus a whole starcrossed lovers romance to boot, and Im actually going to go read it again today ( yeah, I'm a nerd, what can I say?). So yeah, I would definitely recommend this book to any one who likes YA fantasy and sarcasm :) ... and probably even the people who don't.


  1. Wow, I saw Hex Hall at the bookstore and wasn't that interested, but the sequel sounds amazing! Hearing your review is great. I'll definitely check this one out.

  2. Oooh, yes do!! Hahaha, I loved the first book, and the second was way better!! I can't wait for the third!!