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Demonglass PDF, ePub eBook Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 either destroy her powers for good-or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They're demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons 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?

30 review for Demonglass

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead

    I am done. I'm so tired of these type of books, that I'm officially calling it quits (....until curiosity and good reviews bring me back). Why? Why must these books have to have the predictable love triangle? Why not a love square? [image error] I'm serious! Why must there be two guys and one girl? Or two girls and one guy? I know. Twilight started it all but come on! Rachel Hawkins is a good author and well, I really liked the way she wrote the characters but seriously, do I have to pick a team? I d I am done. I'm so tired of these type of books, that I'm officially calling it quits (....until curiosity and good reviews bring me back). Why? Why must these books have to have the predictable love triangle? Why not a love square? [image error] I'm serious! Why must there be two guys and one girl? Or two girls and one guy? I know. Twilight started it all but come on! Rachel Hawkins is a good author and well, I really liked the way she wrote the characters but seriously, do I have to pick a team? I didn't like team picking in elementary school (I had, umm, a slight weight problem so I was always picked last- bad, bad memories), why the hell would I start picking teams now! But, noooo, once again, I must decide Team Archer (bad boy), or Team Cal (good boy). Of course, our lovely Sophie wants the bad boy. But, she has some feelings for our good-boy-can't-do-anything-wrong-silent-type Cal. I have a solution- [image error] I'm just saying, that would set the book apart! Now onto the story. It annoyed me as well. See, I'm stuck in Sophie's head and well, Sophie is a bit teenage-ish. Yes, I do know she IS at teenager but pleezze... she is SEVENTEEN not 13. Plus, she is a super strong demon. I can understand she is insecure about who she is, her paranormal powers, bleh, bleh, bleh BUT she seemed very immature. Her internal dialogue really got on my nerves. Being distracted by our lovely but annoying Sophie, it was hard to get into the story. In fact, I didn't really find a story until halfway through. The "mystery" wasn't really a mystery. It was really easy to figure out. The relationship problems between Sophie and her dad seemed like they were inserted after the fact. What I really loved. Jenna. She really was the best character in the book. She's really well-written and a very enjoyable character. Thank the vampire gods that she was in this book, or maybe I wouldn't have been reading it. Nick. You'll meet him in the book. He's kind of interesting but I couldn't get a grasp of him. Nevertheless, I enjoyed his character enough. Cal. I like that his character (until the end of the book) was reliable and predictable. I know that seems weird but I didn't find myself going "pleeeze" during his parts. He's good, acts good and has a good heart (of course, the cliffhanger might change that). Here is what really sucks- I want to read the next book. I really like the way Rachel Hawkins writes. I almost think that someone else dictated that way this stupid love triangle should play out. You can see that Hawkins has talent. I'm hoping she realizes that she's better than this twilight-ish crap. I know, the potential to see your character's faces on t-shirts, candy bars, and stuffed pillows might make life more profitable but I hope Hawkins rises above the dollar signs!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aj the Ravenous Reader

    This sequel to Hex Hall is... KIDDING! Lol. It’s the exact, complete opposite of boring. In fact, every chapter-ender plants a smile on my face or induces a pleasant look of anxiety for what’s to happen next or invokes a crazy ugly squeal. It’s a total page-turner. The plot is even more adventurous and challenging and I’m completely engrossed especially because the narrations and dialogues are a whole lot funnier and the romance is a whole lot swoonier although I do empathize with readers’ rev This sequel to Hex Hall is... KIDDING! Lol. It’s the exact, complete opposite of boring. In fact, every chapter-ender plants a smile on my face or induces a pleasant look of anxiety for what’s to happen next or invokes a crazy ugly squeal. It’s a total page-turner. The plot is even more adventurous and challenging and I’m completely engrossed especially because the narrations and dialogues are a whole lot funnier and the romance is a whole lot swoonier although I do empathize with readers’ revolution against the love triangle. I really do. To prove it, I’ll gladly take Cal into my arms just to rid the story of the unnecessary love triangle. I honestly enjoyed this. I’m really very thankful to the author for making me laugh throughout the book. My 11 year old niece kept giving me this "my-aunt-is-definitely-losing-it" look because I couldn’t stop myself from giggling while reading this. There seems nothing that comes out from Sophie’s mouth that didn’t make me laugh. Even her reply to a romantic confession is downright hilarious. "Wow, Cross. I think you missed your calling. Screw demon hunting: you should clearly be writing Hallmark cards." The side stories, the new characters and other themes especially about friendship and family are delightful to read. But that ending (or the lack of it)...I was like... I know I promised several amazing people here (Melissa, Daiane and Jilly) that I’ll read Angelfall right after this but there’s no way I could do that now because this doesn’t have an ending guys and I might really lose it if don’t get my ending immediately. So, don’t hate me okay. Bye! *Takes a plunge into the final book, Spellbound (Hex Hall, #3)*

  3. 5 out of 5

    MischaS_

    I feel a bit ashamed that the only part I've remembered is this scene: “I'm sure you're wondering why I've brought you here." I moved to the center of the room, my strappy sandals clacking on the marble floor. "I'm assuming this is where the punishment part comes in," I said. "So do I need to clean all these mirrors, or do I have to, like, stare at myself until I feel shamed or something?" Surprisingly, Dad gave a tiny smile. "No, nothing quite that abstract. I want you to break one of the mirrors I feel a bit ashamed that the only part I've remembered is this scene: “I'm sure you're wondering why I've brought you here." I moved to the center of the room, my strappy sandals clacking on the marble floor. "I'm assuming this is where the punishment part comes in," I said. "So do I need to clean all these mirrors, or do I have to, like, stare at myself until I feel shamed or something?" Surprisingly, Dad gave a tiny smile. "No, nothing quite that abstract. I want you to break one of the mirrors." "Excuse me?" Dad leaned back against the now-drapeless window and folded his arms over his chest. "Break a mirror, Sophie." "What what, my head? Because I'm pretty sure that'd be corporal punishment, and Mom would not be cool with that." "With your powers." Ugh. I took in the dozens of mirrors and muttered, "I think I'd rather use my head.” Which is still my favourite, :D I cannot help, I love Sophie's humour, and I love that her father has it as well. I sort of felt like reading it for the first time because I just wanted to scream "what!" The first book is slightly better, but it was still awesome. I love Nick and Daisy; they are so cute together! I want more of them. And Archer is awesome as well. But Cal is getting a bit on my nerves as well as Jenna is.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Flannery

    I usually don’t give a crap about love triangles. When people are like “Team BLAH!”, I just kind of half-heartedly smile because I couldn’t care less. Except in this series, I actually do. Given the choice between a jerky douchebag maybe-traitor and a sexy, sweet lumberjack-type of dude, I’m gonna go lumberjack every day of the week. I remembered the love triangle from the first book in the series, Hex Hall, but I didn’t remember a lot of the plot before I started the second installment. As it t I usually don’t give a crap about love triangles. When people are like “Team BLAH!”, I just kind of half-heartedly smile because I couldn’t care less. Except in this series, I actually do. Given the choice between a jerky douchebag maybe-traitor and a sexy, sweet lumberjack-type of dude, I’m gonna go lumberjack every day of the week. I remembered the love triangle from the first book in the series, Hex Hall, but I didn’t remember a lot of the plot before I started the second installment. As it turns out, that didn’t really matter because Rachel Hawkins reacquaints readers with all the characters and important plot points in a conversation early on. I was happy for the reminders but fans who remember more about HH might be a little bored for the first bit. The majority of this book is interesting but not riveting. Hawkins has a great sense of humor but there were a lot of 2011-type jokes, (e.g. “Cryptic Dad is cryptic.”) and I wonder if the humor will date itself in the future. In terms of plot, without spoilering the last book, Sophie, Jenna, and Cal go to England for the summer so Sophie can learn more about herself/her powers and spend time with her father. Aforementioned lame love interest Archer Cross has been sighted in England so it makes the situation more dangerous than it could be, as does the fact that L’Occhio di Dio (The Eye) has been more actively attacking Prodigium all over the place. Also, someone is raising demons . That bites. Back to the love triangle. Archer is still all over the place in this one but I still didn’t really enjoy him as a character. (view spoiler)[And what the eff is up with that open ending? Kill him off already. No, seriously, KILL HIM. If Sophie screws Cal over and picks Archer, I am checking out of this series. Okay, fine, maybe I’ll still keep reading but I won’t be happy about it! (hide spoiler)] Every time Archer showed up, I secretly hoped someone would just walk by and kill him. I laughed about that one for a while—imagining what books would be like if, out of the blue, some random person just showed up and killed a main character. Everything Cal does makes him more endearing, and there is a plot twist regarding him in the first few pages that surprised me and then left me a little frustrated throughout because there were several scenes dealing with it and I wish Sophie would just get over Archer. (view spoiler)[She doesn’t. And the spoiler is that she and Cal have been betrothed for a few years. (hide spoiler)] I said earlier that most of the book was interesting but not riveting. The last fourth or so of the book—RIVETED. There is just tons of action going on and I flew through it. I would’ve given this book 3 stars had it not been for the last section of the book. And that ending? Way to leave a series wide open, Rachel Hawkins. Who the hell knows where it will go next? I’ll definitely be getting the next one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Pre-Demonglass: Dang! I just read Hex Hall, and I want to read this one now. 2011 is too long away. How come so many people have already read this? NOT FAIR. (pout) EDIT Oct. 22: COVER!!! WEDDING DRESS!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! EDIT Feb. 14: Ya know, if they kept the orginal release date, it would be coming out tomorrow... I want it now. Post Demonglass: (SPOILERS TO HEX HALL, not this one though) What I feel like doing right now is crying while banging my head against the wall while laughing. I knew goin Pre-Demonglass: Dang! I just read Hex Hall, and I want to read this one now. 2011 is too long away. How come so many people have already read this? NOT FAIR. (pout) EDIT Oct. 22: COVER!!! WEDDING DRESS!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! EDIT Feb. 14: Ya know, if they kept the orginal release date, it would be coming out tomorrow... I want it now. Post Demonglass: (SPOILERS TO HEX HALL, not this one though) What I feel like doing right now is crying while banging my head against the wall while laughing. I knew going into this book that it was going to end on a cliffhanger with the end coming at least a year away. Yet I read it anyway. I'm hopeing to be one of the many people I hated who got an ARC for the next one. 2012 will not get here soon enough. On to the book. So much happend, but I was happy with it. Sophie got some quality demon-time with dear old dad, found out who her betrothed was, met OTHER demons, and learned that not all monsters are technically monsters. They could be the good guys in disguise. Yeah, you heard me. Major twists are in this one. That's one thing I love about these books, I do not see the twists coming. In everything I read, I can predict what's about to happen. Yet I never saw Archer with the Eye (SOB) Sophie a demon, or the who the big evil people raising demons were. I also did not see the whole "crushing on Sophie" crush by one of the other characters featured in Hex Hall. Did not see that and nor do I get it much. I'm so Team Archer. Anyway, I just want everyone to go and enjoy. But, my little tibit of advice is this: wait as long as you can before reading it, cause the longer your wait for this one means the shorter and less aganonizing wait for the third and final Hex Hall. BTW: THANKS TO ALL who liked my review before this book came out. It totally made me feel special.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Vinaya

    You know how sometimes you just take a totally irrational liking to a particular character, and when the story doesn't work out in their favour, you just want to throw the book away? Yeah, that's what happened to me with Demonglass. (Also, why is this book called Demonglass when the demonglass doesn't play any major role in the book?) Before I start the review, I want to make some things very clear. Objectively speaking, this is a great book, and very worthy of four stars. Sophie is still as sna You know how sometimes you just take a totally irrational liking to a particular character, and when the story doesn't work out in their favour, you just want to throw the book away? Yeah, that's what happened to me with Demonglass. (Also, why is this book called Demonglass when the demonglass doesn't play any major role in the book?) Before I start the review, I want to make some things very clear. Objectively speaking, this is a great book, and very worthy of four stars. Sophie is still as snarky and adorable as she was in Hex Hall. I'm a little bit in love with her father, and the plot has very many more twists and turns than the first book. It was an exciting, breathless read. SO what went wrong for me in Demonglass? Two words: Team Cal. I know, I know, it's crazy. How can I prefer the clean-cut All-American boy to the dark, troubled rebel? Wasn't I the one who admitted to having a secret weakness for starcrossed lovers? And Archer's so hot and Sophie's so in love with him! BUT. What can I say, I still like Cal better. I swear I'm not doing it to be perverse, I just think I would have liked the book about forty times more if Rachel Hawkins had decided to make Sophie get the hell over her crush on Archer, especially since she knows he's helping to kill hundreds of innocent Prodigium, and made her slowly fall in love with the kinder, more compassionate and infinitely more mature Cal. However, this is not my book, and since Rachel Hawkins has done a good job with the direction she has taken, I will grudgingly admit, despite my blind partiality for Cal, that the book works well.There is some great chemistry between Sophie and Archer, and I like the fact that Sophie doesn't miss him and think about because of how hot he is, but rather because she misses talking to him and hanging out with him. In Demonglass, Sophie finally meets her father, who persuades her to come to England to get to know him and learn more about her demon powers before going through with the Removal. She also discovers that she is betrothed to Cal, which makes for plenty of awkwardness. Sophie, Cal and Jenna go to England, where they also discover two other demon teenagers. Sophie discovers that the Prodigium is on the brink of war with the Eye and slowly begins to accept her powers, her future role as Head of the Council and her love for her father. Into the middle of this come several crises, including the reappearance of Archer in her life, the threat of someone raising demons and the knowledge that someone wants Sophie dead. This book is not as simplistic as Hex Hall. The humor and snark are still there, but you can see Sophie growing up to be a more mature, more astute person. Her growing relationship with her dad, a mixture of sarcasm, admiration and eventually, love, is great to see. While the first half of the book was fun and interesting, the second half was heart-poundingly good! The plot takes several unexpected twists and turns, and what I really liked about the ending is the fact that the villains are not cut-and-dried 'I want to be the most powerful person in the Prodigium' warmongers; instead, they believe their path is the only way to save the Prodigium. It's so rare to come across shades of grey in YA literature that I'm always glad to see even a hint of it. I have to admit that one of the things that really ticks me off is when strong heroines fall apart in crisis situations. I know it may be realistic and true-to-life, but personally, I like my kick-ass heroines to be kick-ass. This is one of the things that put me off Mockingjay, the fact that Katniss fell apart at the most crucial moment, the pivotal point at which her skill was most needed. I guess I think a heroine is only really strong if you show me she is, at the time she needs to be. Really strong people deal with things as they happen and give themselves the luxury of falling apart only later. So I was a little disappointed that Sophie ends up so passive at a point when she is supposed to be strong, and needs to lean on Cal after all. That's the sort of underlying reinforcement of the 'little woman' syndrome that makes me want to pull my hair out. As for the romance, the only thing I have left to say is that if Hawkins was going to fall into the Triangle Trap, the least she could have done was twisted it differently. However, I must admit I am curious to see where the story will go in the next book in the series, and all in all, this was a fun, exciting read. I would totally recommend it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Darling

    Still heaps of fun! I love a good paranormal book as much as the next person, but sometimes they take themselves too seriously. I'm happy to report that Demonglass retains the same sarcastic humor and a snappy, action-packed plot that is just as entertaining as the one in Hex Hall. Sophie is spending some time on her father's estate to figure out whether she's going to keep her awesome but pesky powers, and she's still secretly pining for her missing demon-hunter crush, Archer Cross. Complicatin Still heaps of fun! I love a good paranormal book as much as the next person, but sometimes they take themselves too seriously. I'm happy to report that Demonglass retains the same sarcastic humor and a snappy, action-packed plot that is just as entertaining as the one in Hex Hall. Sophie is spending some time on her father's estate to figure out whether she's going to keep her awesome but pesky powers, and she's still secretly pining for her missing demon-hunter crush, Archer Cross. Complicating matters is the revelation that cute-as-heck Cal has been betrothed to her for years (hey, they do things differently in the otherworld) and the afore-mentioned crush is part of The Eye, a group hell-bent on wiping out all of Sophie's kind. Kinda puts a damper on the relationship. The politics and power struggles within the Prodigium (witches, shapeshifters, and fairies) and with the demon hunters is growing steadily more complicated, and Sophie and her father must develop her gifts before time runs out. It would be interesting to see more of the plotting ladies within the Prodigium and to have the tension ratcheted up with The Eye, but hopefully these will be further explored in future books. The author does a fabulous job of moving the story along with cheeky attitude, however, while taking time out for real connections between Sophie and her BFF Jenna and between her and her dad. There are also some brief but swoon-worthy moments with her guy, and you really breeze through this thing rooting for everyone to be happy. I'm really enjoying Sophie and her smart and snappy banter, and this series has fast turned into one of my fluffy and fun favorites. The full text of this review may be found in The Midnight Garden.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Princess Bookie

    My Thoughts: Wow, Wow, Wow, what can I possibly say? I reviewed Hex Hall a few months ago and like I said before, I was hesitate about this series but than I read Hex Hall and I loved it. So of course I was looking forward to Demonglass but I wasn't sure if it would be as good. Demonglass outshined my expectations, it was even better than Hex Hall!!!! We are back with Sophie who has spent the last few months trying to get over that fateful night she lost a lot. Her dad's back in the picture, her My Thoughts: Wow, Wow, Wow, what can I possibly say? I reviewed Hex Hall a few months ago and like I said before, I was hesitate about this series but than I read Hex Hall and I loved it. So of course I was looking forward to Demonglass but I wasn't sure if it would be as good. Demonglass outshined my expectations, it was even better than Hex Hall!!!! We are back with Sophie who has spent the last few months trying to get over that fateful night she lost a lot. Her dad's back in the picture, her friend is dead, her beloved Archer is missing (or hiding). Whats a girl to do? Her dad shows up and suggests taking Sophie back to his house (or maybe not his house exactly) and she wants to bring Jenna with her. Her dad agrees and he also suggests a mystery guest as well. Who is the mystery guest? Cal! Remember Cal, he was the guy that was a few years older that stayed on campus when he graduated and more or less became the janitor. He heals people. Yep, that Cal. Why on earth is Cal coming I asked myself? Well, on page 18, I got my answer and I laughed so hard I thought I was going to cry. I loved that!!!! Of course leaving the school, Sophie gets a strange feeling that all 3 of them will not be returning. Sophie and her friends go back to the mansion aka Thorne Abbey. There they spend the next few months discovering secrets about Sophie's heritage, and just how powerful she really is. The Eye is still out to get her as well, and Archer shows up a lot throughout the book. Of course Sophie doesn't know who she should really trust. When it comes down to it, everyone seems hunky dory on the outside but Sophie starts wondering about her dad's "friends," who Archer "really" is, and just how many people she can really trust. With a new set of characters, more intensity in Sophie's life, the fact that the school may not be what it seems, and the Eye out to kill her, Demonglass was a hit! Let me finish by saying this, I really liked Archer in the first book but after getting to know Cal, my feelings started leaning towards him and I desperately wanted something to really happen between Sophie and him. And everything he sacrificed made me feel so giddy I wanted to jump up and down with excitement. But of course she's still got it bad for Archer! How do you choose between a super powerful warlock and a hot older healer? Decisions, decisions. Demonglass was AWESOME! And of course it ends with such a cliffhanger that Demonglass will make people want to cry because as of right now, they can't run to the bookstore and get the next book! Write faster Hawkins! Overall: Loved Demonglass!!! Love Sophie, Cal, Jenna, Archer, her dad, just everyone!!! Cover: It's awesome. Love it. Its even nicer than Hex Hall! Beautiful cover! What I'd Give It: 5/5 Cupcakes Taken from Princess Bookie www.princessbookie.com

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    Honestly, this is a really fun series and the I had no issues jumping right back into it even though it's been years since I read the first book. Well written with a fast moving plot line and unforgettable characters, a must read for fans of the genre.

  10. 4 out of 5

    ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė

    My first thought about this book was that it was a lot sadder than the first. There were so many emotional turns in this book that it left me hanging. Sophie is as sarcastic and as strong as she was the first book but she still has her doubts about who she is and her powers. She hopes to find out the mystery of the Eye, Archer, Cal, Hecate Hall’s leader, and the Council since there are many disappearances and demons being used for evil. Her budding relationship with her father and the bumps in t My first thought about this book was that it was a lot sadder than the first. There were so many emotional turns in this book that it left me hanging. Sophie is as sarcastic and as strong as she was the first book but she still has her doubts about who she is and her powers. She hopes to find out the mystery of the Eye, Archer, Cal, Hecate Hall’s leader, and the Council since there are many disappearances and demons being used for evil. Her budding relationship with her father and the bumps in the road before the major earthquake at the end also adds to the list of good things with this book, the list being: Love Triangle Awesome Main Character Mysterious-Once-Good and Friendly-Characters Demons and much more that you'll have to find out for yourself Anyway, you should read this and maybe reread it since the second time for me was better.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elena

    I literally read this in one sitting! Rachel Hawkins' books are so much fun and fast reads ! And the endings always leave me craving more.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Emily May

    I read this book in the space of just a few hours this morning. This was largely because there were some parts I had to skim-read. I am so so disappointed in this sequel to Hex Hall, it's been a wishlister of mine ever since I put the previous book down and I honestly believed I would love it - it's even set in my homeland after all! But I couldn't get into the story... well, there actually didn't seem to be a whole lot of story. Basically, Sophie goes to hide out in the English countryside for f I read this book in the space of just a few hours this morning. This was largely because there were some parts I had to skim-read. I am so so disappointed in this sequel to Hex Hall, it's been a wishlister of mine ever since I put the previous book down and I honestly believed I would love it - it's even set in my homeland after all! But I couldn't get into the story... well, there actually didn't seem to be a whole lot of story. Basically, Sophie goes to hide out in the English countryside for family/demon bonding time, whilst all the time trying to half convince the reader that she's over her evil ex-crush Archer - but she has to do it in that pathetic pining way that lets you know that, not only is her mr sexy-traitorous guy still definitely on her mind, but she is also into that stage of obsessive love-you-till-I-die that seems to happen in so many young adult paranormal romance novels after the couple in question have had one kiss. At least they didn't quite have insta-love, that would have been too much to take. What we do get is the suggestion of the inevitable love triangle (why, oh, why) with Cal now the other potential love interest. Let's face it - probably not gonna happen. Cal appears to be (unfortunately, this comparison must be made) the Jacob Black of this piece, where Archer is the Edward Cullen (except he does actually have a personality). The author seems to be going down the road of: Archer = Great, never-ending love. Cal = cute, nice guy who will probably get dumped and end up turning into a pervert obsessed with newborn babies. Just forget it. This book wasn't interesting at all, we've moved away from the cool supernatural mysteries and gone into a story solely centred around love triangles and heartbreak. If I wanted this I would have read Hush, Hush and/or Fallen.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    I have been anxiously awaiting Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) since I read Hex Hall last March. Demonglass picks up shortly after Hex Hall left off. Sophie Mercer attends Hecate Hall ,or Hex Hall as the students have come to call it; a school for delinquent Prodigium (witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and faeries) who have had trouble controlling their powers. In Demonglass, Sophie has decided to go through the Removal after discovering that she is a demon, not a witch like she always thought. I have been anxiously awaiting Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) since I read Hex Hall last March. Demonglass picks up shortly after Hex Hall left off. Sophie Mercer attends Hecate Hall ,or Hex Hall as the students have come to call it; a school for delinquent Prodigium (witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and faeries) who have had trouble controlling their powers. In Demonglass, Sophie has decided to go through the Removal after discovering that she is a demon, not a witch like she always thought. The problem is that demons are rare (Sophie and her father are the only ones currently in existence) and volatile. Sophie has seen first hand what can happen if a demon goes rogue and she refuses to risk hurting anyone she loves. The Removal is the only guaranteed solution. It will strip her of all of her powers but it will leave her covered in purple tattoo like marks and could also end her life. Now Sophie is off to London, with Cal (who I might add is delicious)and Jenna (her vampire best friend) in tow, to spend the summer with her Dad. He is determined to prove to her that the Removal is not her only option. If only that was her only dilemma. It turns out that Archer Cross, her former classmate and crush is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. Sophie hasn’t seen him since she discovered his secret and he fled Hecate. But rumors say he has been spotted in London… The Eye has always been a concern for Prodigium. But with the discovery that someone is raising new demons, the Eye have become more aggressive then ever. A war is brewing and the ones responsible may be closer then they think. Demonglass was fantastic! This installment is packed with new information and new riddles. Some family secrets are unveiled as well. Although I will admit that Rachel Hawkins doesn’t actually come out and tell you the last big revelation but I think you’ll know. And what YA book is complete without a little love triangle action? Cal really starts to become a contender for Sophie’s affections in Demonglass. I’m still rooting for Archer though ;-) Hex Hall #3 should be out spring of 2012. It will be a long wait but will you can bet I will be picking it up as soon as it hits the shelves!

  14. 5 out of 5

    MischaS_

    Nejlepší scéna // Best scene “I'm sure your wondering why I've brought you here." I moved to the center of the room, my strappy sandals clacking on the marble floor. "I'm assuming this is where the punishment part comes in," I said. "So do I need to clean all these mirrors, or do I have to,like, stare at myself until I feel shamed or something?" Surprisingly, Dad gave a tiny smile. "No,nothing quite that abstract. I want you to break one of the mirrors." "Excuse me?" Dad leaned back against the now-d Nejlepší scéna // Best scene “I'm sure your wondering why I've brought you here." I moved to the center of the room, my strappy sandals clacking on the marble floor. "I'm assuming this is where the punishment part comes in," I said. "So do I need to clean all these mirrors, or do I have to,like, stare at myself until I feel shamed or something?" Surprisingly, Dad gave a tiny smile. "No,nothing quite that abstract. I want you to break one of the mirrors." "Excuse me?" Dad leaned back against the now-drapeless window and folded his arms over his chest. "Break a mirror, Sophie." "What what, my head? Because I'm pretty sure that'd be corporal punishment, and Mom would not be cool with that." "With your powers." Ugh.I took in the dozens of mirros and muttered, "I think I'd rather use my head.” Hned ze začátku jsem si uvědomila, kolik věcí si z prvního dílu nepamatuji. Vůbec jsem netušila, kdo je nějaká Alice natož, co provedla! Tím jsem zjistila, že je to vlastně pěkná knížka, příjemné počtení, jenomže příběh brzy zapadne! Ne že by to nějak výrazně vadilo. Nějak si nevybavuju, že by v prvním díle byl její táta, takže jsem byla trošku zmatená, když se tam zjevil. Když pak se Sophie byli v zrcadlové místnosti, tak jsem mu strašně moc přála, aby se znovu dal dohromady s její mamkou. :) Na konci jsem ho fakticky fakticky líto a oficiálně ho mám ráda :) Cal, neměla jsem ho ráda v prvním díle, nemám ho ráda teď. No, ne jako mít ráda, ráda. Spíš je to jen kámoš odvedle. (view spoiler)[a to jejich zasnoubení? Fraška! (hide spoiler)] Ale jsem moc ráda, že na konci pro Sophie udělal to, co po něm chtěla. Moc ráda. K Jenně není co dodat. Jen by mě zajímalo, co se s ní stalo. Místy mi v tomhle dílu přišla dost pitomá a rozhodně na facku, nebo radši dvě. Nick a Daisy, nějak jsem si o nich od začátku myslela, že jsou sourozenci. Netuším proč. Možná kvůli tomu, že si Sophie myslela, že to jsou její sourozenci. Vlastně mi jich je i líto. To, co se jim stalo je tragické. (view spoiler)[Že Nick je fakticky Archerův brácha! (hide spoiler)] Archer a Spohie jsou stejní jako v prvním dílu. Oba je mám strašně ráda. A hodí se mi k sobě. Jeho příběh je rozhodně zajímaví, jsem zvědavá, co víc za ním je, protože jestli se potvrdí moje tušení, viz Předchozí spoiler, tak to bude ještě hodně hustý: D. Sophie mám ráda kvůli jejím hláškám. Ty jsou nezapomenutelné. Asi nejlepší byla, když jí táta přikázal rozbít zrcadla: D. Ta holka má prostě na všechno odpověď. Jen ten konec byl na facku, takhle vykecat svoje plány? Jo, chápu, počítali, že za pár hodin zaklepou bačkorami, ale nikdy si nebuďte ničím jistí. :D Kniha opět krásně ubíhá, jenomže se bojím toho, že opět zapomenu, o čem byl, jak se mi to stalo s prvním dílem, ale jelikož se mi tento díl líbil mnohem víc než ten první, ze kterého jsem byla nadšená. Musím hodnotit stejně. Megálně se těším na třetí díl.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Elena Salvatore

    After Archer fleed and Sophie saw Alice kill Elodie, she decides to go through the removal. She prefers to die herself then to lose control and kill someone else. The only thing that's stopping her is her father who makes a deal with her. She will go to live with him in the summer to get to know him and her own powers better and if she still want to go through the removal after, he will let her. When they arrive at England, she finds out that she will spend time with alot more people than just h After Archer fleed and Sophie saw Alice kill Elodie, she decides to go through the removal. She prefers to die herself then to lose control and kill someone else. The only thing that's stopping her is her father who makes a deal with her. She will go to live with him in the summer to get to know him and her own powers better and if she still want to go through the removal after, he will let her. When they arrive at England, she finds out that she will spend time with alot more people than just her father. His second in command and Mrs Casnoff sister, Lara, is greeting them and seems to be around alot. She also get's to meet two other Demon teenagers, Nick and Daisy, who are living with the counsil for years and don't remember anything about their lives before that,they don't even remember how they became Demons since Sophie's family was supposed to be the only Demons that were there. After a night out in a club Sophie and the others come face to face with the "Eye" and more specific with Archer who tells her about all the mysterious things and dark magic that happens in Hex Hall and they try to find out what exactly is happening. On top of all that Sophie and her father are trying to decipher the book who helds the page on how to create Demons, only to find it's page missing. (view spoiler)[As it turns out, the Casnoff sisters are planning on taking over the council and making their fathers vision of Demon soldiers a reality. The re the ones that created Nick and Daisy. They also turned Elodie's friends into Demons and are planning on creating much more. So they strip Sophie's fathers powers, kill Jenna, take over the council and planning on killing Archer and removing Sophie's powers. But before they manage to kill Archer, a big fire breaks out, burning the whole house down. Sophie only makes it out out of luck and finds Cal who goes back inside to rescue James and Archer and sends her to the Brannicks who have her mother. (hide spoiler)] Honestly I left this review because I am sure that I won't remember anyting about this series. It really was enjoyable and fast and easy to read, but it just wasn't really memorable and even tho it had potential it didn't deliver. I still really liked it and would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a light/paranormal read that is funny and cute.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    3.5 stars. Warning: Contains spoilers for Hex Hall.... “Somehow, my whole existence had become a really complicated world problem. I’d always sucked at those.” Initial Final Page Thoughts. WHAT. NOOO. COME ONNN. High Points. Still so very hilarious. I really want to have a picnic with Ms Hawkins so I can eat sandwiches and get sunburnt just sit and laugh with at her YA pop culture references and snarky wit. I can imagine her being great company. Sophie… still loved her, but not as much as in the first 3.5 stars. Warning: Contains spoilers for Hex Hall.... “Somehow, my whole existence had become a really complicated world problem. I’d always sucked at those.” Initial Final Page Thoughts. WHAT. NOOO. COME ONNN. High Points. Still so very hilarious. I really want to have a picnic with Ms Hawkins so I can eat sandwiches and get sunburnt just sit and laugh with at her YA pop culture references and snarky wit. I can imagine her being great company. Sophie… still loved her, but not as much as in the first one. Jenna. Vampire Ponies. Gardening (*winkwink*). England…. REPRESENT. Or… um, not really (see low points). But still.. YAY for England. Rabid demons. A much better plot than the first one. And.. um, the ending?! Holy guacamole. Low Points. The whole love interest shenanigans… sigh. But I’ll go into this later. Not everyone in England speaks with “clipped” accents. I really want to read a YA book where an unruly American teenager gets sent to a boarding school over here and when they get here they meet someone and hear them talk. Shocked, they will turn to their sarcastic, witty best friend and/or boy who is mean to them and will inevitably dry hump them in a later chapter and be all like "W-what was that?" To which the best friend/ dry humper will turn and look at them solemnly and say "That, my dear, was what we call a Brummie." And then she recoils in fear. Not that I can mock anyone because of their accent…. I make Shaun Ryder sound like Stephen Fry. I miss Hex Hall. Sigh. Some of the ‘reveals’ at the end…hmmm, I'm not 100% sure. They have the potential to go either way. Also, this is probably because I read these two books within a week of each other, but the first few paragraphs were a bit ‘Do you remember what happens in the first book? You… you do? OK, good. Well… I’m just going to tell you it again. Just in case.” Heroine. Everything I have to say about Sophie I’ve pretty much said. She was still consistent (well, until the end… which surprised me a little. It was really out of character… but don’t worry guys… I looked at the page, shaking my head in disappointment. That’ll learn 'er.) in her snarky, funny ways without bordering on wise-assery. I think Ms Hawkins did a great job with keeping Sophie as the character we all fell in love with in the first book but still allowing her to develop naturally. She did, however, lose some well-earned Brownie points with her simpering simperiness when it came to the boys in her life. Come on, Soph. Don’t make me brand you as an AFP. Because once we go there… there’s no way back. Pull it together, you’re a demon for heaven’s sake. If they’re bothering you… zap them with your powers. Start with Archer… *shifty look* Love Interest. OK. *sigh* OK…. Right. OK. Right well… in my mind Sophie has three options when it comes to love interest. (Three? Wait, that’s the same number of points a triangle has. A LOVE TRIANGLE. *scowls*) Door Number One Fawn over Archer Cross, who is mean to her, needs to fall off a cliff and a completely random non-entity character that adds nothing to the plot except to confuse our heroine and make her lose her head and make stupid decisions that could, I don’t know… KILL HER AND EVERYONE SHE HAS EVER LOVED. But.. he’s, like, a dreamboat so that doesn't matter. Door Number Two Hope to god that Cal grows a pair and fights for her and doesn’t just stand in the background doing sweet F.A until right at the end when he realises that… Whoops, you might lose her better do something quick to make her desire you. I really wish Hawkins would have written a few cute scenes between Cal and Sophie becauseI don’t really see the connection between them….yet. Saying that though, out of the boys, I am rooting for Cal. Door Number Three. Decide she’s sick of ridiculous boys who are either sarcastic boneheads or strong and so silent they practically don’t exist (seriously, those are her options?! Poor Soph, even a werewolf and a vamp look pretty good right now) and decide to become a lesbian with Jenna and raise vampire ponies on a ranch in Texas. IMAGINE HOW FUN BOOK 3 WOULD BE. Did I mention Door Number Three is bright pink?! And you get a cupcake when you open the door. But you know.. whatever. It’s your choice, Soph. Best Friend. WHAT. NOOO. COME ONNN. Papa Mercer. OK, I loved Papa M. I think Sophie’s relationship with her dad was really realistic (or, y’know.. for demons), heart-warming and funny. (I’m glad to know that Sophie got her sarcasm from her British relatives) I think book three is going to be amazing in this respect… especially with what happened in the end. WHAT. NOOO. COME ONNN. Theme Tune. Abracadabra- Jessie J Dear Cal, I made you a mix tape. Of… um, one song. But yeah… this is exactly how I feel about you. Lots of love and broken plant pots, Sophie. Mmmm, I love the smell of wishful thinking in the morning early evening. Angst Level. 5/10. These points are for the ending which was all dramatic and exciting and WHAT. NOOO. COME ONNN. But yeah... apart from that, this book is a one way ticket to f-…. I promised I wouldn’t say that again didn’t I? Fine. ..... ONE WAY TICKET TO FUN. I'm not even sorry. Recommended For. People who have read and enjoyed Hex Hall. You’ll love this one, too. People who don’t have an adverse reaction to forced love triangles (adverse: stabbing violently at people who come close to you while you are embroiled in reading about one). People who don’t mind cliff-hangers. People who think all British people live in country manors and drink tea high. I mean… um, high tea. (It’s true…we do.) People who are looking for a way to travel into London while dodging the congestion charge. People who can’t get enough of lesbian vampires. Demons that are looking for a rollicking beach read. You can read this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    This is the sequel to Hex Hall. In order to properly enjoy this book, I highly encourage you to read it first. This is not a trilogy to read out of order. In some ways I enjoyed this more than the first one, and in others a bit less. To start, I liked the writing better. I didn't feel the topics and style were geared towards teens only. While a young adult book, this one did not rub me in the annoying way the first book did at times. However this book did not really grab and easily hold my attent This is the sequel to Hex Hall. In order to properly enjoy this book, I highly encourage you to read it first. This is not a trilogy to read out of order. In some ways I enjoyed this more than the first one, and in others a bit less. To start, I liked the writing better. I didn't feel the topics and style were geared towards teens only. While a young adult book, this one did not rub me in the annoying way the first book did at times. However this book did not really grab and easily hold my attention either. Easily put aside and forgotten. Especially the middle of the book. I struggled to get through it. Nick and Daisy do not help. They bored me. The first book in the series threw some unexpected twists throughout the book. This one not so much. That is not to say it was bad or I didn't enjoy it. Just that it didn't jump out at me. In this book, Sophie is sent off to spend the summer with her father. Lucky for her, Cal and Jenni get to go with her. She has a lot to learn about her heritage. From there, things go several directions at once and none of them play out in a way that drove my curiosity. I am liking Cal's character more and more. I think he is my favorite character in this series. He may seem like the quiet, healing gardener, but it is easy to tell there is more to him. I have mixed thoughts on Sophie's dad. He is too career focused but I think he has a good heart. The other new characters were disappointing. Now while much of the book was just so-so, the ending has me really wondering what is to come next. One cannot read this and just stop so kuddos for an amazing cliffhanger ending! Overall 3.5 stars

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Maniacup

    Rachel Hawkins did it again! This book is just as good as the first and I love it! In this sequel,Sophie meets her dad.I mean,really gets to know her dad and bonds with him in a unique way such as power developing/controlling. She also meets some more demons who didn't know/have no memories of why and how they existed. Sophie is also with Jenna(her bestfriend) here(I'm glad),and Cal who plays a more prominent role in this book. I wonder who would Sophie choose: the one she's bethroted to, or the on Rachel Hawkins did it again! This book is just as good as the first and I love it! In this sequel,Sophie meets her dad.I mean,really gets to know her dad and bonds with him in a unique way such as power developing/controlling. She also meets some more demons who didn't know/have no memories of why and how they existed. Sophie is also with Jenna(her bestfriend) here(I'm glad),and Cal who plays a more prominent role in this book. I wonder who would Sophie choose: the one she's bethroted to, or the one that she loves? I know it s***s,right?'cause I like both Cal and Archer! And if anything bad happens(hope not)to either one of them,I swear I'd be devastated! So you see,this book is getting more and more interesting! So hard to put down even when you're really busy. I just wish that when I read the third book,I could finish it in just one sitting..no distractions,no multi-tasking,no extra chores,no whatsoever!lol In other words,this series really is so entertaining! Got to get to the third book now!^^

  19. 4 out of 5

    Neil (or bleed)

    In this sequel of Hex Hall, I am pleased to say that Sophia Mercer, our protagonist/heroine, was still sarcastic and witty as she used to be. The book itself, actually, is bewitching and exciting to read and it became more exciting and more bewitching because of Sophie. I really enjoyed her character, her personality, her sarcasm and her charm. All through out the book, even the scenes are made to be serious, she never forgot to showcase her wit and snarky-ness, which made the scenes slightly li In this sequel of Hex Hall, I am pleased to say that Sophia Mercer, our protagonist/heroine, was still sarcastic and witty as she used to be. The book itself, actually, is bewitching and exciting to read and it became more exciting and more bewitching because of Sophie. I really enjoyed her character, her personality, her sarcasm and her charm. All through out the book, even the scenes are made to be serious, she never forgot to showcase her wit and snarky-ness, which made the scenes slightly light to manage, though I still sense the tension onto them. The plot has been managed to kept intact and went smoothly on the right pace. The character development are quite good too. I got the sense of their importance in the book. There are twists and revelations that constantly digging my mind when I'm reading this book. I mean I can't believe those were happen and those were the truth. Moreover, I had to admit that I am really entertained on the sweet-yet-snarky romance of Sophie and Archer. I always smile, sometimes laugh, when they are talking to each other and doing the other stuff. Hihi. And, I am also happy that Sophie and her Dad got their own quality time bonding with one another even their bonding moments were dangerous and demonic in nature. This is really an entertaining book. I didn't feel boredom or something.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brianna (The Book Vixen)

    Why I Read this Book: When I finally got around to reading Hex Hall, it had been sitting on my shelf for 8 months. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to reading it but when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, so I was glad to have Demonglass in hand when I finished. Sophie made a pretty big decision at the end of Hex Hall and now, in Demonglass, the reader gets to see how that decision is carried out. What I Liked: Archer fans will be happy with his prese Why I Read this Book: When I finally got around to reading Hex Hall, it had been sitting on my shelf for 8 months. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to reading it but when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, so I was glad to have Demonglass in hand when I finished. Sophie made a pretty big decision at the end of Hex Hall and now, in Demonglass, the reader gets to see how that decision is carried out. What I Liked: Archer fans will be happy with his presence in Demonglass. Some interesting information regarding his character came to light in the first book and now, in Demonglass, we get to find out where his feelings for Sophie really stand. It can’t get anymore complicated, right? Well, that I can’t say but I will say that Cal fans will be delighted with the new developments surrounding his character (I know I was over the moon thrilled!). I was happy to see more of Cal’s character. He definitely plays a bigger part in this book. There were twists and turns in Demonglass that I didn’t see coming! Well played Ms. Hawkins, well played. I was OMGing and squeeing like a little girl. Just when you think you know what’s going on, the author opens up a new door. Demonglass is full of mystery and suspense. There’s also a bit of a love triangle going on, new characters added to the mix, and more truths unfold. And then, you’re left with one hell of a cliffhanger! What I Didn’t Like: Not a damn thing. Well, other than I have to wait a year for the next book. That’s just pure torture! Overall Impression: If you thought Hex Hall was good, then you’ll love Demonglass. I didn’t think the second book would surpass the first but it definitely did. I am now left anxiously awaiting the release of the 3rd book in this series. You won’t put this one down until you’re done. Demonglass is truly an amazing and fun read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Souma BookAddict

    Damn you second book syndrome! Damn you! I am so very disappointed! Le sigh This book was just boring. Not much happened throughout the entire book, and the mystery just wasn't that mysterious. Nothing really happened until the end of the book. I feel like this book was just a set up for the next book .

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chantel Acevedo

    Fans of HEX HALL are going to love the way the story develops in DEMONGLASS. There's breathless action, and even more breathless, swoony romance, and a cliffhanger that made me both want to high five Rachel Hawkins and also, maybe yell at her a little. No spoilers here. Y'all are going to have to wait until March:)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    You can't trust a single character in these books smh. Oh I love this character! Oh wait no they are a murderer.. Oh but this character! Nope.. They are a traitor.. This character seems loveable! Haha ok they died great. The only character I can trust is Sophie but she is the queen of bad decisions so maybe I can't trust her for long. This book was a great sequel! But the betrayal man... The betrayal in this was worse than the 1st book!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

    He laughed softly. "I can't see you, but I have a feeling you're cute when you're jealous, Mercer." Well, damn! I must say....one minute I was getting very, very bored, and the next, I was gasping and covering my mouth with one hand due to the dramatic occurrences unraveling before me. I think this is one of those situations where, while the second book was super good, it lacked a little of my favorite character....and let me correct you before you make unfair assumptions-I am not that girl wh He laughed softly. "I can't see you, but I have a feeling you're cute when you're jealous, Mercer." Well, damn! I must say....one minute I was getting very, very bored, and the next, I was gasping and covering my mouth with one hand due to the dramatic occurrences unraveling before me. I think this is one of those situations where, while the second book was super good, it lacked a little of my favorite character....and let me correct you before you make unfair assumptions-I am not that girl who rates based on whether the male lead is wholly present or not (see above^^^^^my rating is clear), but if the story can't stand on it's own, that's when I will squeal about the lack of that male presence. I have to say that I abhor when certain reviewers rate lowly due to lack of the male lead-you know who you are-and don't base the rating solely on the story's merit or action. If you are one of these people, that's okay! It's your right, but I will not trust your reviews as they are...there is more to a story than *gasp* a hot dude. Now, even on my profile it says I will give any book with a 'smidgen of romance' a try-and maybe that makes me biased-but that's my prerogative...take it or leave it. For the first time in a long time, I let myself remember Archer, really remember him. His brown eyes and slow smile. His laugh, and how I felt when I was with him. How his voice sounded when he called me "Mercer." The way he had kissed me. I don't know why I felt I needed to say that above. Maybe it's to defend this particular book's honor against some of the negative reviews it received, or maybe it's because too many of my favorite books and/or series have been bashed and rated poorly because the male is not present. Well, it's bullshit, and too many excellent and expertly written novels get bashed all because of the 'second book formula'. It's that damn routine where something epic happens at the end of book one (or, hey. NEAR the end) and then we see minimal guy time in the next. It almost always happens in trilogies, as far as I've seen, and it is a tad aggravating that it inevitably seems to occur frequently, but I also kind of like it in a weird, messed up way. "It just seems like overkill when you already have a dagger and I have superpowerful magic at my disposal." "Superpowerful?" He stood up, a gold chain dangling from his fingers. "Let me remind you of two words, Mercer: Bad. Dog." I was one of those (before GR, B.G., if you will) that read the sappy, inevitable HEA, cliche, cookie-cutter, and overdone romances that are so common these days. Maybe that's why I cringe when someone asks me to read a NA with no paranormal or dystopian or even a little fantasy in it-I NEEEEED that peril, I NEEEEEED that action, I NEEEED some angst and kick-ass situations. I've read all the cookie-cutters, bring on the pain. Anyways, wow, this is turning into a impromptu bio, that is why I have grown tolerant, if not a little fond, of male absences or sticky situations where the hero/heroine are separated for a time because, well, I've found that absence, both in real life and even more so in books, makes the heart grow fonder. ...I turned away, but he reached out and caught my wrist. I could feel my pulse hammering under his fingers. "Mercer, that day in the cellar..." He searched my face, and I could sense him struggling for what he wanted to say. Then finally, "I didn't kiss you back because I had to. I kissed you because I wanted to." His eyes dropped to my lips, and it was like the whole world had shrunk to just me and him and the shaft of light between us. "I still want to," he said hoarsely. So, I think it's quite clear what I'm trying to say here-there were definitely some moments where Archer was severely missed and I was a tad bored by the story, but in no way did it hinder my love for this series and it only made the story that much better when he was in it. That's what happens when the author chooses to separate the leads-it makes the story stronger when they are reunited. ..."Let me guess," I hissed, nodding at the chain. "Something else you stole from Hex Hall." He pushed himself to his feet. "Guilty." "Where the heck was I while you were playing Grand Theft Cellar?" I believe it goes without saying that I adore Archer and everything Archer-ly inclined, so I will just say that he is, if possible, sweeter, hotter, and even more endearing in book two-quite swoon-worthy I must say. And then there's Jenna, her vampire best friend. I didn't love her as much, but in the end, when it mattered most, she came through and was supportive of her best friend and that's what mattered most. It warmed my heart and brought me back to her side...not that I was ever on the opposite. He shook his head. "That's not what I meant. I wish we weren't like this. You know, demon, demon-hunter. I wish I'd met you in a normal high school, and taken you on normal dates, and like, carried your books or something." Glancing over at me, he squinted and asked, "Is that a thing humans actually do?" And finally-the elephant in the room that is a love triangle. I do believe this was a baby one, not even to really be considered, but I have to put it out there and shelve it thusly. We have a new contender, kind of, for Sophie's heart, and while he is both sweet and kind and even a tad smexy, he is not Archer-no contest. I'm even going to go so far as to say that I bet you know who this not-so-mystery man is, but as it is, I won't mention him further. It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing and you feel like you've lost that person all over again. (I SWEAR that is SUCH a coincidence that this quote was one of the chosen ones lmao-I rarely use the word bam-must have been fate) A great read, if a little dull at times, and then a BAM-tastic ending. I love when they are crazy and out of the blue-no one is safe, and no one sees it coming. Those are the absolute best endings and they offer so much more than the prophesied or predictable endings-those are good sometimes, too, but they just aren't as...BAM. I don't know how else to say it lol. You're walking down the street, minding your own business...then BAM! Bus? lol (Friends shout out muahaha) So yeah. If you loved or even liked the first book, you'll likely adore this one if you give it time to marinate and progress-I often find the best books have the most 'killer' endings, don't ya think? "Cross," I started to say, but then his eyes slid past me and went wide with horror. At the same time, I became aware of a slithering noise behind me. That just could not be good; in my experience, nothing pleasant slithers. Still, I was not prepared for the nightmares climbing out of the crater. For more of my reviews visit

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Demons, missing students . . . Why had my life suddenly become a Nancy Drew mystery from hell? Absolutely excellent! This story moves us away from Hecate Hall to the Uk And the Council. We (and Sophie) finally meet her dad and shenanigans ensue. There were lots of twists to the story. This series is funny and well plotted. Sophie's powers have expanded and the politics of the Council and Sophie's family's part in it are revealed. Can't wait to read the next one!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kara

    Six Words: I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!!!!! Nope, that doesn't cover everything. Another four words: I LOVE ARCHER CROSS!!!!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Morfi

    Oh my... what an amazing book! Be careful, don't start reading this one unless you already have Spell Bound. Trust me. In Demonglass we follow Sophie to her trip in London the summer right after everything in the first book happened. Accompanied by her best friend, the vampire, Jenna and her betrothal Cal, as we soon discover, Sophie visits Thorne Abbey, the place where her father lives and her Grandmother Alice was turned into a demon. But what she finds there is even more surprising than she e Oh my... what an amazing book! Be careful, don't start reading this one unless you already have Spell Bound. Trust me. In Demonglass we follow Sophie to her trip in London the summer right after everything in the first book happened. Accompanied by her best friend, the vampire, Jenna and her betrothal Cal, as we soon discover, Sophie visits Thorne Abbey, the place where her father lives and her Grandmother Alice was turned into a demon. But what she finds there is even more surprising than she expected, there are other two demon-kids living in Thorne Abbey along with few of the Councils members. Sophie will try to find as much as she can about the two other demons, her father, the history behind Alice's transformation and of course herself, all the while running from the Eye and discovering who is actually raising all these demons. This book was AMAZING. I was a little sad that it wouldn't take place at Hex Hall, I really loved that school, but still it was amazing. Everything I was expecting, action, drama, sarcasm and a lot of surprises, both good and bad along the way. After reading halfway through the book I couldn't stop there was so much going on, so many new discoveries and secrets revealed and so much yet to be discovered. As always I loved Sophie and her sarcasm, this girl had me laughing every other sentence. And Archer, oh Archer, how much I missed you! I was really glad he was back. All the moments he spend with Sophie were simply magical. I can't really say anything else about this book cause I am afraid I would just start posting spoilers. I mean... I am still socked from the ending. Massive CLIFFHANGER. You have been warned!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Very good but I hate cliffhangers! Also Cal is dreamy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου

    I loved it! Definitely a very good YA fantasy series! Fast-paced, funny and with interesting characters. It kept my interest from the first page until the last!

  30. 5 out of 5

    ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω

    Rtc...HA!! Just almost two and a half months later. Better late than never though since I've been holding off reading the final book till I've written this up. This sequel was even better, more intense & surprising than the first book. Normally second books get that heavy plot build sickness for the final installment, but not this little gem. Definitely getting a 4.5 stars from me So it starts off with daddy-o requesting Sophie come stay with him in England for the summer in hopes of changi Rtc...HA!! Just almost two and a half months later. Better late than never though since I've been holding off reading the final book till I've written this up. This sequel was even better, more intense & surprising than the first book. Normally second books get that heavy plot build sickness for the final installment, but not this little gem. Definitely getting a 4.5 stars from me So it starts off with daddy-o requesting Sophie come stay with him in England for the summer in hopes of changing her mind about going through the Removal. He allows her to bring her bestie Jenna for company and moral support while she gets demonology lessons from her dad. Also Cal's invited...that housekeeper who's way hotter than Hagrid. Quite an interesting turn of events there... Once everyone arrives in England, we meet the Council members, as well as two other half-demon kids--Nick and Daisy. They creeped me the hell out upon first meeting, and then just kept making me think of the Adams family the rest of the time. They are part of the reason for some of the more intense drama in this book. As well as the dreaded L'Occhio de Dio being in town. They, and the Council, are all staying at Thorne Abbey, which is interesting cause that's where Sophie's demony Grandma Alice went to school. We learn some very interesting tidbits about the family background, as well as some VERY enlightening events from the past that the to the events at Sophie's school in book one. There are definitely some turns I didn't expect this book to take. (view spoiler)[ Like Mrs. Casnoff and her sister Lara, who is on the Council, are responsible for trying to raise demons at the island where Hecate is located, using students for the sacrifices. Also they want to oust Sophie's dad as Head AND even make HIM go through the Removal at the end so they can take his place, also intending to do the same to Sophie so she won't be a problem & cause she's caught with Archer, but luckily escapes! And Cal tells her to go to Aislinn Brannick (even though they are sworn to kill Prodigium) cause that's where her mom is!!! Like OMG!!!) (hide spoiler)] Also there's an unfortunate love triangle, like THAT kind of drama was necessary. The plot had enough of it's one -_- And I feel so sorry and pissed on behalf of certain parties involved, though by the end I'd been swayed to the other side. Sigh. Teen drama at it's finest. But at least we continue to get the AMAZING Sophie Snarkfest. But OMG that cliffhanger!!!! I was just completely blown away by that, and have NEEDED book 3 for months now! And I can finally read it now that this review is wrapped up :D *Happy dance*

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