Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Who: Rachel Hawkins
What: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Where: Disney Hyperion
When: March 1st, 2011
Why: Series love
How: For Review

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.

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?

I doubt I've laughed this hard while reading something before (side note: plus, I was in a car on a 16 hour trip to Tennessee so the fact that I was still capable of LAUGHING is a big thing.) and Rachel Hawkins pulled off Demonglass with flying colors.

Demonglass starts off where Hex Hall left off, Sophie has found out she's not only a witch, and she's moving to England with Jenna and Cal to be with her father and find out more about who she is and how to control it. That twist in Chapter 2? Did not see coming. Those twists everywhere else? Did not see coming. Rachel drops small hints to keep you guessing, but never enough to let you know the end result until you're reading the answers.

Sophie. Is. Too. Funny. She's snarky, witty, and always ready for a quick retort. She and Evie from Paranormalcy could be best friends! Although she does take a bit more of a serious side in this, she never loses herself and her spunk from the first book. Jenna, as always, is a great best friend and companion to Sophie's adventures. Though they did have a few rocky moments in Demonglass, it was obvious they cared a lot about each other and just wanted to see the other happy.

While Archer left us in Hex Hall thinking GAH, hate you evil jerk, I thought he redeemed himself in Demonglass and he's back to Sexy Warlock Boy. But a new love interest gets introduced, and you know who he is! Guesses? Cal is super sweet, lovely, and really cares a lot about Sophie. I didn't notice until reading Demonglass all the little hints Rachel dropped in Hex Hall! Sophie can have Archer, and I'll keep Cal for myself!

Quotes (because they're seriously necessary):

"Dad, she's just going to freak. And probably come here
and get me, and then you guys will start yelling at each other, and I'll have to
act out by wearing lots of eyeliner and doing the drugs ..." -Sophie

"I expected him to do his usual thing of "Oh, Sophie, but that is impossible b/c of
this big word, and that big word, and also this abstract concept." (CAN I get
this on a SHIRT?)

"It wasn't like I'd been hyperaware of his presence and
jumped the three times his knee bumped mine. And after that third time, he
definitely hadn't shot me a kind of disgusted look and said, "Chill out, will
And when Jenna gave us both a quizzical look, we hadn't snapped, in
unison, "Nothing!" Because all of that would have been weird, and Cal and I
weren't weird. We were cool."


Happy Reading!


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