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5.0 out of 5 stars Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Warning: This review contains spoilers from Hex Hall. I do not suggest reading this review until you've read the first book. Unless, of course, you love spoilers!
Demonglass takes place a few weeks after Hex Hall ended, with Sophie still dreading what her powers can do and as a result, wanting to go through the Removal - the process that strips her of her...
Published on 2 April 2011 by Amber
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I started this series and was pleasantly surprised when in the first book there was no love triangle and then BOOM there it is in the second book and from there my view of the book went down. I still enjoyed the book don't get me wrong however after the triangle i thought it had lost originality
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins,
Demonglass takes place a few weeks after Hex Hall ended, with Sophie still dreading what her powers can do and as a result, wanting to go through the Removal - the process that strips her of her powers, and that could potentially kill her. Of course, Sophie's father isn't about to let that happen. Padre - sorry! Ehem, Sophie's dad - persuades Sophie to take a trip to his home in England for the summer, to give her a chance to reconsider her options. Sophie agrees, and sets off for London, along with her good vampire friend Jenna and the handsome groundskeeper, Cal. Oh, and did I mention that she happens to be betrothed to the latter? ;)
The plot takes off quickly, with several major events happening throughout the novel. I won't go into too much detail, but I will say that certain events lead Sophie right - quite literally - into the arms of a certain super-sexy Archer Cross. Remember him from the first book? Oh, I bet you do! More on him later.
As a reader, you can instantly see that Sophie has matured a lot after her run-in with her demonic great grandmother in Hex Hall. She has grown more confident with herself, and instead of just thinking snarky remarks towards her superiors, she actually goes ahead and says them. I love it!
Sophie also discovers that she's betrothed to the brooding groundskeeper, Cal. Understandably, she's rather annoyed about not being in on this. That said, she does seem to get over this rather quickly. I know if it was me then I'd be going on some sort of demonic rampage across the English countryside. Still, I'm not Sophie, am I?
Which brings me nicely onto Archer, the third point on this newly blossomed love triangle. Oh, how I've missed him! In this book Archer remains just as much of a mystery to us as he was in the first. However, we do learn some more on his back story. Which is lovely, but what I really wanted to see was some incredible Archer/Sophie romance scenes. Did we get them? I'll neither confirm nor deny the rumours. You'll have to see for yourself!
There's a lot of mystery going on in this book. Everyone is trying to find out who these new demons (mentioned in the summary) are, and why they are actually demons to begin with. I had a lot of fun putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and I'm happy to announce that my Sherlock-ing record remains unscathed. Then again, I was suspicious of everyone, from Jenna to Cal to Archer and even Padre.
Demonglass was, for me, so much better than Hex Hall! It seems that Rachel Hawkins has really gotten used to writing her characters, as the dialogue is a million times better. The teenagers actually speak like real teens, not like something from The Tweenies. (UK Children's TV reference, do ignore!)
I loved this book so so much, even the cliff-hanger ending! Bah, Humbug. Now I have to wait a long time for the final instalment in the trilogy! And wait I shall.
For those who have read Demonglass already, what did you think of it? Did you prefer it to Hex Hall? Are you guys worried about the people in the house at the end? I'm trying to stay spoiler-free here, but it's so hard with this ending! Let me know in the comments!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demon Glass,
This review is from: Demonglass (Hex Hall) (Paperback)I had got Demon Glass for my daughter who is reading the Hex Hall series. I thought it was the next book in the series but have just found out when it arrived that it was the same book as Raising Demons in the Hex Hall series, but with different tital. Why is this. Still giving the book a good reveiw as my daughter really likes the Hex Hall series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Demon glass,
This review is from: Demonglass (Hex Hall) (Paperback)when i bought this i thought it was the 3rd in the series but it turned out it was the 2nd one Raising demonds but under a different title.The seller was excellent and sent me the right book and i got to keep this copy as well.
4.0 out of 5 stars The right mixture of action, romance and magic,
At the end of Hex Hall Sophie finds out that she is not a witch but a demon. Her powers have the potiental to be explosive so she decides that she wants to go through with the Removel and strip her magic powers. However, her father decides that she is to spend the summer with him in hopes that he can change her mind. So she heads to England taking Jenna and Cal along with way. But when she gets to England she realises things aren't quite as they seem and poor Sophie in for one hell of a ride, physically and emotionally.
Demonglass was such a great read. I do love a good supernatual story. I felt like I was revisiting old friends. Sophie, haha I love her. She is so snarky that I felt like I was reading myself. She is still as kickass as ever but I did find her a little annoying when it came to Archer. Now I really liked Archer in Hex Hall but after what happened in Hex Hall I went right off him. I don't care how many times he saves Sophie I don't like him anymore. Cal on the other hand........aw sweet sweet Cal. He is lovely. Very Shy but he is hot as hell. He cares for Sophie. I can see a love triangle blooming with those three.
Demonglass is every bit as action packed and exciting as Hex Hall. However, I don't know, it felt like it was messing the spark that first book had. The plot was thrilling and unique, the characters were fantastic. The chemistry between everyone was perfect. But I don't know it just didn't feel as amazing as Hex Hall. Maybe it was the setting...I honestly can't really put my finger on it. However, it was still wonderful and fast paced read that had me hooked from page one.
I sat last night in bed and read the full book. Usually with a book over 300 pages I will take me a night or two but Rachel Hawkins has such a way with words that you instantly forget everything around you and get completely engrossed in the tale. She keeps the readers guessing all the way through and takes them on a magical rollercoaster of a ride.
I can not recommend this series enough!!! It is outstanding, fun and thrilling. It has the right mixure of action, romance and magic with witches, demons, vampires and warlocks what is not to love??
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay,
This review is from: Demonglass (Hex Hall) (Paperback)I started this series and was pleasantly surprised when in the first book there was no love triangle and then BOOM there it is in the second book and from there my view of the book went down. I still enjoyed the book don't get me wrong however after the triangle i thought it had lost originality
4.0 out of 5 stars in time,
This review is from: Demonglass (Hex Hall) (Paperback)it arrived in time, in perfect condition. non the less it could be made with better materials, but I guess that's a problem with English books rather than this specific book
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Second Book in the series,
The whole reason that Sophie Mercer was sent to hex Hall was because she thought she was a witch. But that was before she discovered a family secret. Her crush Archer Cross is a secret agent working for the Eye. The Eye are the ones who want to kill all Prodigium.
So what is Sophie? It turns out she is in fact a Demon! One of only two demons in the world, the other one is her father. Even worse than this fact is that Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Sophie decides that she must travel to London and undergo a procedure called "The Removal". Its a damgerous procedure but would remove all her magic. When Sophie arrives in London she discovers the friends she makes there are also demons. This means someone is raising demons....what plans do they have for these demons?
Meanwhile The Eye is hunting Sophie, and they're using Archer to do it! But Sophie isn't interested romantically in Archer anymore ....Is she?
Loved the continuing love crush on Archer. The Will he? Won't he? betray Sophie and hand her to The Eye.
We learn that Sophie is a demon, and even though there are only supposed to be two in existence , Sophie discovers there are more. This book also explores the relationship Sophie has with her father. We get further hooked into the intrigue and wonder Who are the good guys? and Who are the bad guys? There are plenty of little twists and turns. A good follow up to book one, that then makes you impatient for book three!
5.0 out of 5 stars Demon Glass,
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too,
After last year's crazy semester, Sophie's father is coming to Hex Hall. Sophie's nervous. She's never met her father; plus, he's the head of the magical council. He arrives just in time to see her survive yet another catastrophe - one that put her life on the line, again.
After witnessing what demons can do, Sophie's determined to have her powers removed. However, as head of the Council, her father must agree to the procedure. He's not giving her permission. Instead, he's taking her to England for the summer.
This time together will be a chance for father/daughter bonding time, as well as a chance for Sophie to learn more about herself. She prepares for an easy summer with her BFF, Jenna (a vampire), by her side. She's blindsided by the knowledge that someone's raising demons for weapons, and that her ex-crush, Archer, can't stay away from her, even if it means putting his life in danger.
DEMONGLASS is an entertaining and engrossing read that kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I loved the plot twists, the romance triangle, the layers of magic and knowledge, and Sophie's snark and wit. I also loved watching the relationship develop between Sophie and her father. Plus, it ends on a huge cliffhanger that torments readers who are already eager for book three!
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Book Geek,
But I couldn't get into the story... well, there actually didn't seem to be a whole lot of story. Basically, Sophie goes to hide out in the English countryside for family/demon bonding time, whilst all the time trying to half convince the reader that she's over her evil ex-crush Archer - but she has to do it in that pathetic pining way that lets you know that, not only is her mr sexy-traitorous guy still definitely on her mind, but she is also into that stage of obsessive love-you-till-I-die that seems to happen in so many young adult paranormal romance novels after the couple in question have had one kiss. At least they didn't quite have insta-love, that would have been too much to take.
What we do get is the suggestion of the inevitable love triangle (why, oh, why) with Cal now the other potential love interest. Let's face it - probably not gonna happen. Cal appears to be (unfortunately, this comparison must be made) the Jacob Black of this piece, where Archer is the Edward Cullen (except he does actually have a personality). The author seems to be going down the road of:
Archer = Great, never-ending love.
Cal = cute, nice guy who will probably get dumped and end up turning into a pervert obsessed with newborn babies.
Just forget it. This book wasn't interesting at all, we've moved away from the cool supernatural mysteries and gone into a story solely centred around love triangles and heartbreak. If I wanted this I would have read Hush, Hush and/or Fallen.
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