Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Demon Glass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall, #2
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Pages: 359

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?

DEMON GLASS the sequel to Hex Hall was just as good as the first book, if not even better. I was surprised how utterly FANTASTIC this book was and of course we have another ending that makes you so mad and crazy for the third installment of the Hex Hall Series..

In DEMON GLASS I will tell you YES, we finally get to meet Sophie's father, James. I don't know why but from reading Hex Hall I thought James was maybe going to be cold and I maybe wouldn't like him, but I love her father and I just want to learn more and more about him. Sophie and him form a bond and finally become real father and daughter. I love the scenes with their father and daughter bonding time.

"Dude. Mom's hard-core."

We get a few surprises in DEMON GLASS that makes you scream, "WTF?!", I have a feeling that all of these Hex Hall books will be a WTF book. It is so hard to write this review without any spoilers b/c I want to talk about it so bad with what happened at the ending, but I will tell you that you will enjoy this book even more than Hex Hall and you will enjoy all of the old characters we loved and also some new characters.

We get to meet the members of the council which when you first meet them seem not so bad, but we have to wonder. Also we get more Cal which I enjoyed Cal just as much as I enjoy Archer. We get slapped in the face by love and betrayal. And this basically where my WTF screams came in. I think some of the people that we came to trust and admire as a character just got shot down at a very high level and I am disgusted with them. And I also want to know about being a demon, it is not so bad as we thought or is it?

I just have to know what the hell happened. I want to know is James going to be alright? Please let him be alright and what about Jenna, where is she? There are so many questions at the end of DEMON GLASS it will make you explode.


  1. hehe great review! I have Hex Hall, but havent read it yet... im will, hopefully soon =P

  2. Aaah, I want this book even more now! Loved the quote.

    I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more from you.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  3. Oh man, the cliff hanger at the end of this was sooo intense! I can't wait for the next book!

  4. Me too. The ending drove me crazy. I need book 3 =D

  5. Way jealous. I can't wait for this book. I love how the first book ended with such a surprise.