Monday, March 28, 2011

Reading Rainbow: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I feel a little silly recommending Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. I am pretty sure you all knew that I would love this book. I mean, Leigh and I discussed Hex Hall (and our love for it) enough for you to know this. But, I got to thinking that perhaps you didn't know it had been released? Or perhaps you were thinking, "Oh, Demonglass is out. I will put that on my TBR." And to that I say, "No, no, no. Do not put it on your TBR. Get the book and read it right now." Sorry, sometimes I have to be bossy.

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?

Honestly, this book could have been about nothing and I would have loved it. I thoroughly enjoy reading books by Rachel Hawkins - her writing style is just so much fun. I honestly laughed throughout Demonglass, even though it wasn't really a happy-go-lucky book. Sophie faces some serious situations, both personally, and involving her friends and family, but she does so with snark and sass. I kind of love her.

The great thing about Demonglass is that things do happen. Lots of things. Dangerous things. Exciting things. Kissy things. Dangerous and exciting kissy things. What? I don't want to give away the farm here, but I promise you some Archer and even some Cal - remember him? The quiet groundskeeper at Hex Hall? Yeah, Cal. *swoons a bit* And aside from the hot boys (with veritable swords this time!), there is Jenna , and I love her even more than I did after reading Hex Hall (and that was a whole bunch).

So, GO! You know you want a fun read with lots of action and kissing, right? Yes, you do. And please come back and tell me what you thought. Are you once again pining for the next installment of Hex Hall? Did the ending drive you insane? Do tell!

1 comment:

  1. I have fan guilt for not having read this yet! I got all excited about the release date and was like "YEAH! I'm so going to get that and read it!" And, then, *drops head in shame* I haven't. Everytime I see Rachel Hawkins post on twitter, I cringe with my shame. But, after reading this I'm all amped again, so I think it has officially moved to the top of my stack of books to read...electronically.


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