Demonglass by Rachel HawkinsSaturday, November 10, 2012
Title : Demonglass
Author : Rachel Hawkins
Genre : Fantasy
Published Date : August 31st 2010
Publisher : Hyperion Book
Pages : 359
Awards : Voya Perfect Ten (2010)
Source : BoughtRating : ✿✿✿✿✿
From 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 (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?
The cliffhanger ending of Hex Hall totally got me right on the spot, and within a few days, I had already got the second book on hand and read it instantly. And I have to say that truthfully, I thought this one was as good as the first one, and even better.
Demonglass told us about Sophie's life when she decided that she would go through Removal, so that she would not have to be demon again. That she would be just like everyone else, perfectly normal. But her father, totally disagree with her decision, convinced her to spent her holiday with him at the countryside. Little did she know that her father was not like how she thought he was. And when her supposed-to-be-okay father-daughter-time turned into something much more dangerous, Sophie must made her decision between love, family, friend, or the world.
Personally, I love how the plot in Demonglass had less sagging compared to Hex Hall. It was fast paced and thrilling, yet it was slow enough to make it clear for the reader what was exactly happened. There was a lot going on this book, but Rachel managed to put it all into one and it flow quite flawlessly. the twist on the end of the book was great too, again with the cliffhanger, and it really made the reader curious about the continuation.
Sophie Mercer, still being the main character of this book, was more developed too than in Hex Hall, with her showing more of her soft side but still balanced with her usual yet unique sarcastic attitude. It was nice to sometimes see a girl that was independent and can made her own decision, as well as acted out on her own and with her way.
Archer Cross was showing a significant development as well, with him being more in depth and more flesh and blood. He was shown to be actually very hurt and broken inside, and personally, I think the writing was so well I could not help but to sympathize with him.
One thing I'm not quite fond of this book was the love triangle. Sophie and Archer, I could get it. But the new guy? It was all so sudden, and truthfully, I can't quite believe that it was actually love or something entirely different. It is just not real enough.
Overall, I have to say that I really love this book. If you like fantasy and funny read that can make you laugh, but still have an interesting story line, I would really recommend this one.