Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book Review: Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 359
Publication: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Summary taken 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 (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?



Like, wow. Demonglass was just as great as Hex Hall, full of snark and humor, action and suspense, mystery and twists, and yeah... it was really really good.

I was completely absorbed in the book straight at beginning, and I was hanging on the edge of my seat in suspenseful agony/anticipation during the last 30 pages of the book. Then the ending made me want to go find Rachel Hawkins and beg and bribe her into finishing the next volume in this series because I have GOT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

While the book was an awesome sequel to an equally awesome series, there was something that irritated me quite a bit in this book. I kept on finding simple grammatical mistakes in the book. Like, "is" should have been in place instead of "in", and I found a few sentences that were missing a word.

I'm okay if a book has one or two mistakes in it, but for it to have over five basically says that it didn't get as much proofreading as it should have.


This is totally irrelevant, but... it's National S'mores Day! 

I recommend celebrating by having a campfire in your backyard. Or near a stove. XP

1 comment:

  1. im so going to buy it thax for the great review