Friday, 18 March 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (Review)

Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 359
For ages 13+


"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?" -Goodreads

*For all of you who haven't read Hex Hall you better not have read that summary!*

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins was a GREAT sequel.. sometimes sequels can get a bit boring and sometimes you have to go back to the first book to figure out things. But this book didn't. You were completely caught up and you could understand everything very well.

Once again Sophie's character has managed to make her my favorite character out of ALL YA books. Her sarcasm is just as funny as the first book, maybe a tad funnier! I had to keep telling my mom all of her quotes, and she hasn't even read through all of Hex Hall yet! Sarcasm is like my second language, I love it so much, so Sophie easily appealed to me.

Cal comes into this story more. If you have not read all of Hex hall you won't understand but you will realize at the end of Demonglass there will be a team Archer or team Cal... I can't decide. I love Cal, and even though he is completely serious, he knows how to joke. In the first book I guess I didn't pay attention enough because in Hex Hall I thought Cal was an old man who was the grounds keeper of the school. Turns out he is this hot guy who can heal things! :D

Jenna is still an AWESOME character in the book. You always need a good best friend in YA books and Jenna tops them all!

When I was reading this book it was in between rounds for my Forensics competition! Tons of people kept asking me, "Why do you keep reading?" UHH DUH.....BECAUSE I LOVE IT! At one point I was waiting to see if I made finals and a big twist in the book came and I dropped my mouth wide open. My friend had to ask me if I was okay! This book was a REAL PAGE TURNER! YOU HAVE TO READ IT! But it leaves you with this DARN CLIFFHANGER! I give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns.


Katie said...

I didn't read your review, 'cause I haven't read Hex Hall yet. Thanks for saying there were spoilers. ;)

SimoneSofi said...

Loved your review read the book and feel exactly the same though like you I'm not sure if I'm team cal or arc eh...I guess I'll find out when book 3 comes out their both hot... CANT WAIT!!!!!

Jewelz said...

Thanks so much for reading my review! :)I can NOT wait for the 3rd book. SO EXCITED! :) Thanks again!

Fluffysld77 said...

This book was AMAZING, I could NOT put it down. I finished this book last night and was practically screaming when I found out there's about 8 more months until Spellbound comes out. I was horrified.

I'm Team Cal, and I'm not entirely sure why, normally I'd be Team Archer. But I just have this feeling about Cal.

Great review, 100% accurate from my point of view, loved this book!

Jewelz said...

Thanks for reading my review! :) I am right there with you! I can NOT wait for the next book! And I loooove Cal.