Thursday, January 26, 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Hex Hall #2
Release Date: March 22nd, 2011 by Hyperion
Details: 359 pages, hardcover
Genre: Young Adult > Paranormal
Source: Bought
Summary (Goodreads):

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?

OMG. OMGGG. I literally just finished this book. And my head is in a fuzzy daze like Sophie's must be right now.

As if Sophie's life couldn't get any more complicated... well, it can. Poor Sophie, she's such a strong and hard headed girl. Because of all the epic things that happened last year, Sophie was pretty much sentenced to spend the summer in England with her dad. Except not really in England. More like, off to the side in the middle of nowhere England. The house they stay at? It has much significance and is pretty darn creepy. On the upside, she got to bring Jenna with her and Cal came along for... reasons.

It's really hard to write a review and gush and vent without spoiling it.

Jenna is always the awesome Jenna she is and I'm so jealous of the friendship her and Sophie share. Which makes me mad about all the accusing that was going on last year since Jenna is so kick ass. Seriously, those witches were missing out. We get to know Cal a little better in this novel, which is great because he's pretty darn awesome himself. In fact, I could have dealt with a little more Cal if you ask me! Sophie's dad wasn't as horrible as you would assume, sure there's still that jerk factor that he couldn't once talk to Sophie, but he's a pretty decent guy. Archer does make an appearance, a few of them. All of them pretty swoon worthy. And I can't help but feel bad for the guy. He's in such a crappy situation.

Daisy and Nick? I didn't like them from the beginning. They seemed, off. Daisy was beginning to grow on me but Nick? I don't know, he just seems like a jerk.

And Sophie. I wish she would just say what she needs to say sometimes when she SHOULD say it. You know? It bothered me that she kept things from Jenna even though she had reasons to, but maybe if she just sat Jenna down and made her listen it wouldn't be such a big deal. Jenna cares about her and Sophie should understand that. You know? I wish she hadn't kept things from her dad either, I know that it could had been super bad but maybe if she had him understand too, the whole situation wouldn't had been so bad. I feel bad for Sophie, having to go through so much more than she already has gone through in her life. In addition to her complicated could-had-been love life. And trust me, there's a lot of "whaaaat? OMG whaaaat?" moments as far as that goes on Demonglass. And as always, her snarky sarcasm really keeps you entertained. Like really, if Sophie was a real person, could she be my best friendddd?

The ending is an INSANE cliffhanger. Like, I think I'm having an anxiety attack insane. I can not wait for Spellbound, even if two months is too much time to wait. I'm sad Sophie's story will be over, I just hope that she finds the peace she needs.

It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted 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.

"Wow, Cross. I think you missed your calling. Screw ______: you should clearly be writing Hallmark cards."


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