Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2)

Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2)

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by Rachel Hawkins, Cris Dukehart
     
 

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The critics have spoken-this New York Times best-seller is "impossible to put down!" Teens and reviewers alike have fallen in love with Demonglass' humor, forbidden romance, suspense, and delicious paranormal fun.

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches,

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The critics have spoken-this New York Times best-seller is "impossible to put down!" Teens and reviewers alike have fallen in love with Demonglass' humor, forbidden romance, suspense, and delicious paranormal fun.

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she's a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What's worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever-or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they're using Acher to do it. But it's not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series." ---Kirkus
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—If Buffy and Spike had had a love child, she might be Sophie; she's pretty, snarky, kick-butt, and…demonic. She has just survived her first year at Hecate Hall, "a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters," and has reluctantly begun to come to terms with her paranormal nature. When her previously absentee father demands her presence at the headquarters of the Prodigium Council, the summer holidays really heat up for Sophie and her blood-sucking best friend, Jenna. Archer Cross, the demon-hunter-in-training on whom she had an ill-advised crush, reappears, seemingly on a mission to destroy her, and her father begins to groom her to be his successor as head of the Council and announces her betrothal to Cal, the 19-year-old groundskeeper of Hecate Hall. It's all just too much for one 16-year-old to deal with. Quick, sarcastic humor spices up the "does he like me or is he just using me to kill my demon father" angst. Girls who like their spooky stuff with a touch of frothy sweetness rather than drunk straight from the vein will find this novel delicious. Recommend Kiersten White's Paranormalcy (HarperTeen) or Brenna Yavanoff's The Replacement (Penguin, both 2010) for those looking for slightly darker selections.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK
Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
For most sixteen-year-old girls, finding out about their arranged marriage would be the most shocking part of summer break. For Sophie Mercer, it does not make the top three. No, that award goes to her father's arrival at her school—Hex Hall, home to delinquent witches and warlocks—for their first meeting in, well, ever. Or maybe to him inviting her to Prodigium council headquarters for the summer. Or, perhaps, learning that she and he are no longer the only two demons in the world. Sophie may not be in control of her powers yet, but she does know that a rogue witch or warlock raising demons is an excellent excuse for then militant force called The Eye to ramp up their centuries-long war with the Prodigium. Despite the danger, there is one member of The Eye Sophie is secretly hoping will find her: Archer Cross. In addition to being irritatingly good looking, Archer is the only Eye ever to infiltrate Hex Hall, until Sophie accidentally discovered the identifying tattoo on his chest... while making out with him. Now, part of her wants to be loyal to her father, who needs her help to find out who has been raising demons. Another part, though, is she is not sure that she is over Archer, nor that she wants to be. Hawkins' star-crossed lovers premise is nothing new, but she gives it a fresh spin with the addition of sarcastic heroine, a mostly in-absentia love interest, and the temptation of Sophie's recently discovered fiance, charming good-boy Cal. What starts as a typical teenage fantasy novel quickly morphs into a compelling mystery with fast-paced action scenes and a pleasurably tangled love triangle. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
Kirkus Reviews - Kikus Reviews
Sophie Mercer is back, brandishing self-deprecating sarcastic wit while suffering from both a broken heart and a sizable chip on her shoulder after discovering that she is not a witch but an extremely powerful demon. In this follow-up to Hex Hall (2010), Sophie's father, head of the Prodigium Council and also the only other known living demon, whisks her off to Prodigium headquarters in England to help her learn how to control her powers, and—he hopes—change her mind about her wish to have her powers removed. Meanwhile, having witnessed the damage unleashed by uncontrolled magical abilities, Sophie's vampire buddy Jenna is desperate to protect her friends and family by becoming a regular girl. Although everyone at Thorne Abbey is solicitous and welcoming, Sophie can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Small wonder: First, someone is raising new demons, ones with unstable powers and a penchant for trouble. Adding to the thrills, Prodigium-haters L'Occhio di Dio are still on the hunt for Sophie, with the apparently evil, but crush-worthy, Archer Cross leading the charge. Soon, the plot twists fold back on themselves, revealing treachery within the Prodigium's upper echelons, Archer's own triple-agent leanings and his love for Sophie. The climax leaves chaos and many strings dangling. Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series. (Fantasy. YA)
Kirkus Reviews
Sophie Mercer is back, brandishing self-deprecating sarcastic wit while suffering from both a broken heart and a sizable chip on her shoulder after discovering that she is not a witch but an extremely powerful demon. In this follow-up to Hex Hall (2010), Sophie's father, head of the Prodigium Council and also the only other known living demon, whisks her off to Prodigium headquarters in England to help her learn how to control her powers, and—he hopes—change her mind about her wish to have her powers removed. Meanwhile, having witnessed the damage unleashed by uncontrolled magical abilities, Sophie's vampire buddy Jenna is desperate to protect her friends and family by becoming a regular girl. Although everyone at Thorne Abbey is solicitous and welcoming, Sophie can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Small wonder: First, someone is raising new demons, ones with unstable powers and a penchant for trouble. Adding to the thrills, Prodigium-haters L'Occhio di Dio are still on the hunt for Sophie, with the apparently evil, but crush-worthy, Archer Cross leading the charge. Soon, the plot twists fold back on themselves, revealing treachery within the Prodigium's upper echelons, Archer's own triple-agent leanings and his love for Sophie. The climax leaves chaos and many strings dangling. Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series. (Fantasy. YA)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452638669
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Series:
Hex Hall Series, #2
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 6.53(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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"Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series." —-Kirkus

Meet the Author

Rachel Hawkins (www.rachel-hawkins.com) is the New York Times best-selling author of Hex Hall and Spell Bound. She was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She lives with her family in Alabama. To the best of her knowledge, Rachel is not a witch, though some of her former students may disagree....

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