Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Friday, 11 November 2011.

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Date Published: March 14th 2011
Isbn:  1423121317 (ISBN13: 9781423121312)

This is the second book in the Hex Hall Series. Hecate Hall, which the students call Hex Hall, is a reform school for prodigium, that is witches, shapeshifters, faeries etc. In the first book, titled Hex Hall, we see the main character, Sophie Mercer, sent to Hex Hall for having performed magic at her high school. During her time there, some devastating events take place leading her to want to have her powers removed as she discovers she is a demon, not a witch as she thought, and that herself and her father are the only two demons in the world. Her father is head of the Council of Prodigium, a role which she herself will one day take on. She befriends a vampire and discovers that her crush, Archer Cross is a member of the "Eye", a group who want to wipe out prodigium.

In Demonglass, Sophie goes to spend the summer with her dad at the council headquarters in England. He hopes to change her mind about going through the removal. He works with her to help her to control her magic and thereby improve it so as not to demon out someday and kill someone, as she fears will happen. She meets Nick and Daisy, two demons who have been "created with a purpose", but why and by whom and are there more of them. This is what her dad is working to find out and Sophie tries to help. She meets up with Archer again but understands that this will be frowned upon by her dad and the council and tries not to act on the feelings she still has for him. We do finally get to hear Archer's back story having been wondering how a warlock comes to be working with the Eye.

Demonglass ends on a major cliffhanger which leaves the reader begging for more. It is fast paced and you will not want to put it down. Sophie is great fun with a sarcastic answer for everything, which will have you laughing throughout. 

I would recommend this book for anyone who likes YA paranormal romance.


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