Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (Kindle Edition) – Read October 3, 2011
Cost: $7.19 (as of this post)
Official Product Description: Book 2 of the Hex Hall series.
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?
Ok, that product description doesn’t really sell the book, it seems like its more about Sophie crushing on Archer but that’s only a small part of the book. Mostly it’s about Sophie discovering what it means to be a Demon, getting close to her dad and trying to discover who’s raising Demons. Archer is sprinkled in there and he’s a big plot point later but that’s not really what this book was about (to me). I like this book, it’s aimed at teens but it is written well so adults can get into it too. It wasn’t nearly as dark as the first book and though there was action, and repeated attempts to kill Sophie, it was alot about self-discovery. I think this series is worth a read the next one doesn’t come out until next year, stinkin’ cliffhangers. I love the characters, I like the writing and the world created, it’s definitely worth picking up.
“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.”