Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2)

Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2)

by Rachel Hawkins


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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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ISBN-13: 9781423128441
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Series: A Hex Hall Novel Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 254,777
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

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

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Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 597 reviews.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I was spell bound from page one until the end, and then I wanted even more. Though I'd forgotten a bit, there was a nice refresher that came naturally, and it came back :) Sophie is still amazing and sarcastic. I laughed so much, and I loved that she could always lessen the tension with her comments. I couldn't decide between Archer and Cal, they are both awesome, and have their own merits. They are both well developed, and though I have a feeling who Sophie will chose, I am still torn. Cal played a bigger role in this one, and maybe added to my feelings. Jenna is in this one too, and she shows a lot of growth. I ended up really liking Sophie's Dad, he's solid and I was shocked by some of the things revealed. I totally wasn't expecting a lot of things in this book, and the ending made me wish I already had the 3rd in my hands!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
When Demonglass begins, Sophie is trussed up by one of her teachers and thrown into a slimy lake where she must find a way to free herself with her magic, and rise to the surface before she drowns. Of course, the drowning isn't the hardest part for Sophie. When she bolts from the lake she comes face to face with a father she has never seen. He has arrived, and is at Hecate Hall to take her to London for the summer and try to convince Sophie not to go through with 'The Removal.' You see, Sophie doesn't want this kind of power. She wants it removed so she can be a normal everyday teenager - even if the Removal process could kill her or, at the very least, make veins and scars appear on her pretty face. She requests Jenna to come along with her for the summer so she won't be alone and, oddly enough, her father brings Cal. Why? Hecate Hall fans - and there should be tons of them - will be quite surprised as to the reason why Cal is in Sophie's life at all. When they arrive in London, Sophie's heart drops as they take her out into yet another "nowhere" location, to a huge house that is over a million square feet, named Thorne Abbey. Turns out, this unending mansion is where Council Headquarters is located - and her father is the head of said Council. The tension builds as Sophie's summer begins with a bang. From an old book of spells and dark magic, to a ghost who refuses to leave Sophie alone, to her reunion with Archer Cross, who has to prove to Sophie whether he is friend or foe, to a pair of odd demons who magically appeared one day and are being taken care of by the Council, Sophie's world becomes a huge mess. When her father explains to her that someone out there in the world is actually "raising" demons, as if planning for a war, everyone's true colors begin to shine, and Sophie must find a way to become a heroine, or escape with her life. As good as the first, if not better, Demonglass is a book that you read in one sitting. Rachel Hawkins has created a plot that is non-stop and doesn't mirror anyone else's out there on the market today. Sophie is a fantastic character with a ton of humor, who takes readers by the hand and walks them through her magnificent world that involves every magical creature you can think of - but never gets confusing. Quill Says: Although the characters are many and the realms are fantastical, this story of a young girl just trying to make it through her world is funny, sweet, warm, thrilling, and truly emotionally gripping. Hopefully the third book in this series will be out ASAP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing follow up to the first! In hex hall, i found myself just skimming through the pages, but not in demon glass! It keeps you reading from beginning to end! Amazng ending! A real cliff-hanger! Cal and archer. Hmmmmmmmmm.........gonna have to do some thinking on them. They are like the new twilight! At one moment, im team cal. But then archer brings it back! Ugh! Cant wait to see what rachel does with storyline in book three!!! Keep reading!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
After reading the spectacular prequel to this, I couldn't wait to read more about Sophie, Archer, and the rest of their friends and foes. Thankfully, Demonglass is not only better than Hex Hall,surprisingly enough, but it also has made me love this series and its author even more. Demonglass continues the story of Sophie, a girl who is facing quite the load of problems lately. For one, she's just found out that she's not a witch, but rather demon-one that can kill people- thanks to her family's lineage. Furthermore, it doesn't help that her crush/sort-of-boyfriend is from a line of people whose main purpose in life is to kill her kind. With all this info, she knows she has to go to London for the Removal- it's life or death, in her opinion. However, when her dad appears, he offers her one choice: she can go through the Removal, but only if she comes to England first to learn about her kind before officially deciding. Now off to England with her two of her friends, she's not sure what she should think, especially when she meets two other teen demons and her sort-of-boyfriend makes a grand entrance. Will Sophie discover what and whom she wants? Better yet, when she discovers a life-changing secret, will she be able to change everything before it's too late? Moreover, what about Archer- does she still love him? Only time and more pages will tell in Demonglass, the fast-paced continuation that will leave nearly any fan of Sophie and Archer's begging for more. Just like in Hex Hall, a strong selling point in this novel would have to be the characters. For one, I love Sophie. Strong, witty, and full of spunk, it's hard to imagine she could ever have any haters. The same goes for her friends Jenna and Cal. Best of all, Archer makes his grand return in this, leaving Sophie as well as me completely bedazzled. Rachel Hawkins' also stepped it up majorly with the plot. Full of twists, turns, and secrets, there wasn't a time I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat, curious to know what would happen next. Would Sophie and Archer ever reunite? Who was raising the demons? Would Sophie go through the Removal? There was just so many! Better yet, I loved the introduction of the new characters, such as Daisy and Nick, because they lead for even more drama and secrets to be revealed. Hawkins' writing also improved for the best, in my opinion. She did a fantastic job of fleshing out the characters and plot lines even more. In addition, the ending was evil, yes, but perfect nerveless. In all, Demonglass is one of the best sequels I've read in ages, which is a very high compliment coming from me! Grade: A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book starts off months after the events of the fall in book one. It's almost summer vacation and Sophie's dad (yes she has finally met him) wants to take her, Jenna, and CAL to England to convincce her out of the Removal. While in England, Sophie is faced with many challenges. The most prominent seems to be, can she trust Archer after all she now knows about who he is? Is the removal worth the rick? and what do her premonitions mean? Sophie has a lot ahead of her, the question is what?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down
kdespres5 More than 1 year ago
This book is suspenseful, exciting and at times terrifying. Though the author brings you well into another level of the book your left again with an ending that leaves you craving for more!! I cannot wait for the story to continue.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
**This review (and the book itself) contains MAJOR spoilers for Hex Hall. You have been warned.** Sophie Mercer's first year at Hex Hall is almost over and in those months everything she thought she knew was turned upside down. Now Sophie knows the truth about herself (turns out she isn't a dark witch but a demon), her crush (undercover agent of The Eye--a group determined to kill all Prodigium including witches, shifters, fairies, and definitely demons), and the dangerous nature of her powers (being a demon could lead to, well, killing people). All of which just convinces Sophie that she needs to go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that can strip Sophie of her powers--if it doesn't kill her. Traveling to London with her estranged father (and head of the Council in charge of all things magic including the Removal) Sophie finally realizes knowing the truth doesn't mean she knows everything. Turns out there's a lot more to her family and her powers than she thought. As if Sophie's plate isn't full enough she also discovers other demons in London, learns more about her crush (the one that might want to kill her), and discovers there might be more to Hex Hall's stoic caretaker Cal than she gave him credit for. With or without the Removal Sophie's summer is sure to be exciting (but hopefully not deadly) in Demonglass (2011) by Rachel Hawkins. Demonglass is the sequel to Hawkin's first novel Hex Hall. If Hex Hall was a funny, exciting, fantasy with strong heroine then Demonglass is all of that but more. Readers will find the same breezy narration and action-packed story along with the characters they loved from Sophie's first adventure. At the same time Hawkins does a wonderful job expanding Sophie's world and building on the events of the first book to create a new and original plot here. Sophie's relationship with her father is also handled in a realistic way helping to make him a well-realized character who adds a lot to the story. Speaking of great characters, as a fan of Cal from the very beginning, I am also happy to report that he features more prominently in this installment to great effect.* Sophie continues to be a great heroine with her sharp blend of sarcastic humor, bravery and a basic authenticity about her. Really, my only regret about this book is that it ends with the most epic cliffhanger I've seen since Catching Fire. Luckily the final installment in Sophie's trilogy is slated for a 2012 release. *Cal is now officially a part of the very exclusive Literary Guys I Wish Were Real Club. Possible Pairings: The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had the perfect amount of romance and action! But I could never guess what was coming next. From the moment I picked it up I was hooked. Its great and I highly suggest it if you like magic, romance, action, and a great plot!!! Go on and get you wont regret the time you spend reading it or the money you spent on it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I could rate this series with ten stars, it's so good!!! I had decided to read this book with low expectations. I had heard about the series in a magazine, so I decided to try it. Hex Hall and Demonglass turned out to be amazing! I could not put them down. The characters are funny and quirky. Sophie is witty and hilarious, Jenna is sweet and kind, Archer is a teenage heartthrob, and Cal is sensitive and strong. The events in the book will leave you gasping for breath. All in all, this is one of the best series I've read in a long time and I would definitely recommend this.
MGswimstar2 More than 1 year ago
I loved "Hex Hall" and was anticipating "Demonglass" just as much. Basically Sophie goes to live with her dad in England for the summer. She wants to go through the Removal, to strip her of her powers. She brings Jenna and Cal, the groundskeeper, who she learns is bethrothed to her from birth. She tries to learn to harness and use her powers to her advantage. Her dad persuades her not to go through w/the Removal. Sophie learns while at the Council Headquarters that someone is making demons, two of which live at the Headquarters as well. Nick and Daisy were both made into demons, although they don't know why or how. While in London, she is reunited with Archer, who actually truly liked her. They meet and find out that back on Graymalkin island where Hex Hall is, the Casnoffs were raising demons at Hex Hall. Ms. Casnoff and Lara are the daughters of Alexei Casnoff, who felt the only way to defeat the Eye and other anti-Prodigium was to raise demons as weapons. Elodie, Sophie's friend who died, is bound to Sophie and follows her around as a ghost. She warns Sophie that Archer is in danger, and Sophie finds Archer beaten and slashed by Nick, who went demon and fled. Cal heals him. Daisy also goes wild, attempting to attack others as her demon nature comes out. Sophie and Archer are sentenced. Sophie must go through the Removal, as well as her dad, and Archer is sentenced to death. While in their prison cell, Sophie escapes when the Eye attacks the Headquarters. Cal tells Sophie to leave the area and goes back inside to save her dad and Archer.
Afza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Demonglass is absolutely great installment. Usually when you read series, the first book is always the best, the second book completely makes you question why you are reading this series in the first place, and the last book is either the whooping action-packed finale you've been waiting for or it still disappoints. I loved Hex Hall. I can't believe I didn't read it sooner. And though Demonglass was great, it isn't as high as the first book was, but I still loved it. The cool thing about this book is that it takes place in England! And we totally get to see some Archer and Sophie action in this book, too. But another man gets put into the picture, which, I think, is pretty easy to guess who: Cal. Here's the deal: I've loved Cal. He was a great friend, and if Sophie ever wanted it, he would make a great husband, too. But despite the fact that Archer is absent for most of the book, Sophie and Cal's relationship doesn't really grow. An awkwardness settles around them and even when that passes, Cal stills doesn't make any moves. And Sophie knows that loving Archer is wrong, so tries to forget him and make herself like Cal. But if he doesn't step up, if he doesn't make a move, the girl won't have any intentions of his feelings! She'll still be moping over the other guy, and if he comes back into the picture, it's more than likely that she'll end up wanting to go back to him, forbidden or not. This is kinda what happens. Cal is there, as a support, as an anchor. He's always been by her side. But the problem is that during the whole book he hasn't made his intentions known. So because of this, I think it's actually pretty obvious who Sophie is going to end up with. That's just my opinion, but still. There's been more Archer/Sophie action more than there's been Cal/Sophie action, and this is the second book. And as you know, in the second book, the other rival is introduced and the protagonist is increasing her chemistry with him. But there's definitely not an increase in chemistry with her and Cal. :( Poor Cal. The action doesn't disappoint, either. I absolutely loved each of the fighting/running scenes that this book had and all the discoveries. I can tell you this, I did not expect (view spoiler) to be the traitor. And especially whoever it was. Like, wow! Totally didn't see that coming!I absolutely loved the climatic scene. This is where the novel ends, and it absolutely burns me (haha, pun intended for those of you who've read it) because I want to know what happens next. It seems as though there will be some new discoveries in Spell Bound also. [This review was posted on Goodreads.]
pnh002 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just want to say that I was deathly afraid of this book because I am one of those people that usually seem to NEVER like the second book in a series. But I was interested to see where this book was going when I sat and read the first chapter in my local library. So like the first in the series, I gave it a chance and fell in LOVE. Again, Rachel Hawkins developed every character perfectly. I felt connected to them all. Sophie's "snarkiness" was my absolute favorite part. She was still the funny character I loved. Archer, god Archer, I still loved him. And the whole forbidden love thing between them is still one of my favorite parts. Especially when it started heating up. And I was glad that Hawkins decided to bring James into the story. It was nice to see what he thought and how he dealt with being a demon. As far as the predictability that was in the last book, there was none of that this time. After everything that happened, I found my mind whirling and me biting my fingernails like "OMG SERIOUSLY?!" Everything that happens in this book is nothing that you would expect. So, it may sound cliche, but "expect the unexpected." The only thing that annoyed me with this book was the ridiculous cliff hanger.... And that's because I won't be able to get my hands on the next book until next week. I guess I shall just obsess over it and think up different things that might happen to Sophie lol This series is a quickly turning into one of my favorites. If you haven't read it, what in the world are you waiting for?!
marielovesbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
talksupe.blogspot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find it a little off that Sophie is so accepting about her father considering that she was basically raised by her Mom. Sophie is a strong girl and her smart mouth never fails to amuse me, I half expected her to be more cautious and not be so trusting. I mean she was so adamant about her transfer to Hecate Hall, I thought she'd throw a similar fit when she had to move in with her Dad for a while. After all he's still a stranger right? In any case, it all worked out well for our heroine... well as far as her bond with her Dad, James, went, the rest just went downhill.
bookwormygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For some reason I always have issues with the second book in a series. Demonglass is the exception to that rule... this book was AHHHH-Mazing! Oh yes, for those of you who have already met Sophie Mercer then you know she is not merely a witch, but something much more powerful. The story picks up right after Hex Hall ends and you know how that ended. Sophie waits for her father, hating what she is and looking for answers. She remains the bright, yet stubborn girl we have all come to know and love. Her witty-ness and sarcasm are still her defining qualities. I especially loved her inner dialogues and her sarcastic comments... I mean really, the girl is hilarious. Especially when it comes to her father and their moments of father/daughter bonding.In Demonglass you meet some new characters and get to better know some of the one's you 've already met. Sophie's dad being one of them. You also learn more of Jenna (Sophie's vamp-BFF) as well as Cal (the groundskeeper at Hex Hall). The plot is just as riveting as the first - with The Eye out to get her and Archer back in the picture, you can just imagine how riveted I was (wink-wink).Demonglass has so many twists and turns it will leave you reeling. There's magic, danger, suspense and (ahem) a love triangle that will have you flying through its pages. The mystery and suspense will have you on your toes... I, for one, was never able to figure it out - and that cliffhanger ending.... WOW! Nothing is as it seems and I cannot wait to have my many questions answered. "Write-On Ms. Hawkins!" I will be inpatiently waiting for Hex Hall #3.
clairecryst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
OMG!! this is a story-turner...i never thought a storyline could get this good.another addiction to fiction fans out there.full of humor and mystery.. i really really like this book..full of surprises and desperate choices.. though too bad,..this is again..another to all the fans..i know you can't wait for the third book....let just savor this great!!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 Acher to do it. But it¿s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
ReadingWithMartinis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
WOW. OH MY WOW! I am always afraid of a second book in a series when the first book has been so amazing, because it¿s hard to live up to the amazingness of that first novel. Apparently, that is not something that is a problem for Rachel Hawkins. Demonglass was every bit as fabulous as Hex Hall!Why was Demonglass so good? Because what could be better than a story about a strong teenage girl with wicked magical skills who is in love with a boy that is part of an organization bent on the destruction of her kind? I¿ll tell you. NOTHING. Nothing is better! Sophie is such a great character. She really developed in this novel. She¿s self-sacrificing and strong. She¿s brave and she¿s kind. Plus, considering that she is a demon, she¿s amazingly human. I think any reader can relate to Sophie and what she experiences, whether The Eye is waiting on your doorstep to kill you or not.The plot moves and flows so well. I read this book super quickly. The action and drama totally kept me locked into the story. I couldn¿t wait to see what happened next! And did I mention the cliffhanger ending?!?! I am normally not a fan of the cliffhanger ending but I loved it!I highly, highly recommend this series. You will fall in love with the characters and world that Hawkins has created. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series, Spell Bound!
ChristopherKurrus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Demonglass is a good book that tells all about Sophie coming to grips with her newfound demonhood at the new council headquarters in London and realizing that she is not alone. It fits in well with the previous book and I actually think that I liked ti better than Hex Hall. It was filled with action and pretty much never got boring. I must say that, as always, you won't be able to understand this if you haven't read the first one, so pick up Hex Hall first. Overall, it was good and you will probably enjoy it if you liked Hex Hall. I would recommend it to anyone that liked Hex Hall.
jdonnelly14 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***After what happened six months ago when Sophie Mercer arrived at Hex Hall, she wants nothing less than to be part demon. Because of this against the wishes of her friends and family she petitions the council for the removal, a process which will remove all of her formidable powers. Her father, the head of the council said he will deny her request unless she spends the summer with him in England and learns what it means to be a demon before she makes her final decision. With no other choice Sophie agree and she, Jenna, her vampire best friend and Cal her betrothed are off to England. Unfortunately the trip draws Sophie into a whole new realm of problems. One of the Prodigium is making demons and someone is trying to kill her. As she¿s pulled further into the lies and violence of the Council and The Eye Sophie wonders just who the enemy is. Will she discover the answer before it¿s too late?Okay while this was still an awesome book, it just didn¿t quite measure up to Hex Hall. Yes the pacing is faster and the danger more intense, however I had a harder time getting into this than the first books. Hex Hall drew me in on page one and it was impossible to put down. Demon Glass I read fairly quickly as well but I was probably a quarter of the way into the book before I was really hooked to the point that I couldn¿t put the book down. That isn¿t to say that the beginning was bad or anything, it just didn¿t hook me from page one.The new developments with Cal kind of shocked me; there was no foreshadowing of this in Hex Hall. I mean in Hex Hall the little interactions Sophie has with Cal he seems to be more interested in getting away from her than getting to know her. Then we learn right from the get go of this book that Sophie is his betrothed and not only did he know it but he was the one to agree to the betrothal from the get go, it wasn¿t something his parents set up. It was something he and her father set up and he gave up an opportunity to work as security on the council just to be closer to her. Learning this was interesting but it was also sort of a huh moment for me because I didn¿t see any vibes anything like that in Hex Hall. Maybe it wouldn¿t have bothered me if I hadn¿t read Hex Hall only the day before, but having read them so close together it just didn¿t jive for me. Also if we¿re introducing Cal as a fiancé I¿d like to have seen a little more play of his character than we saw in the series so far.Also I¿m not really a fan of the open ending and I certainly hope the series doesn¿t intend to end there even though there are no future titles listed in the back of the book. If she ends it there I¿m going to one seriously upset reader. The actions scenes were intense and highly well written, the characters as ever were multifaceted and people that really drew you in. I liked that Archer didn¿t disappear in this book but remains a main character in the series. Overall it really was an awesome book, it has a fast paced a great story and intriguing characters. My real issue with the book is that upon finishing it I had more questions than I did upon starting it. Definitely recommended and I look forward to reading more from Rachel Hawkins.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sophie and her friend Jenna are spending part of the summer with Sophie's father on an estate in England that is also the base for the council for the Prodigium (all folks magical). It is not a vacation though, Sophie has big decisions to make about her newly discovered magical status and her powers. It is a bad time for the Prodigium since the forces that seek to destroy them are gaining strenght. One of these enemies is a very close friend of Sophie's. Can she forget her feelings for him or should she believe the stories he tells her about the evil that lurks in the heart of the Prodigium?This second book in the series was great! We learn more about Sophie and her family. And the plot definitely thickens. I can't wait to see what happens next.
lyricaltwin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this one was even better than the first! The first one had romance and intrigue and ghosts, and this one had double that and a twisting plot! Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
MrsMich02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sophie gets to find out a bit more about herself and her father as the location moves to England in this novel. Still not sure who's really going to be the "bad guy" in this series but I can't wait to find out.
singerji on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Don't read this book without reading the previous one in the series, Hex Hall. Sophie Mercer is back and full of the same snarky comments, and trying to navigate the paranormal world she's dropped into. Unlike many other books, Sophie seems very much like a normal teenager -- determined, sometimes rebelling against adult authority, sometimes following it. She's definitely not an adult in teen's clothing. Her relationships with Archer, Cal, and Jenna seem realistic (barring the paranormal activities).I really like the cover designs for the two books. They're both eye-catching and pertinent to the story. Demonglass is a slight bit of a letdown after Hex Hall; I felt a few too many sharp turns were thrown in without enough background and fleshing out. But the novel is still head and shoulders above most YA fantasies out there. As it ends on a cliffhanger, I'll definitely purchase the next one in the series.