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The Compulsive Reader: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass is the sequel to Hex Hall! You can read more about it here.

Sophie Mercer has always had troubles controlling her powers, and when she was forced to Hex Hall, she found out why: she's not a witch like she thought, but rather a demon. Now she's determined to remove her powers so that she won't run the risk of losing control and hurting anyone, but her father (and the only other demon in the world) intervenes. He demands that Sophie spend the summer with him in England before making up her mind. Without a say in the matter, Sophie heads to England with Jenna and Cal, only to make a few shocking discoveries about the Council and find that someone is raising demons. Meanwhile, The Eye and Archer Cross are still hunting for Sophie, forcing her to make some difficult--and potentially deadly--choices.

Rachel Hawkins has delivered a sharp and witty sequel that is even better than Hex Hall, and will generate as much laughter as it will suspense. Sophie's voice is hilarious, and her constant sarcasm, even in the face of danger and disaster, makes this series stand out. But all humor aside, another great part about this book is that Sophie is given the chance to start a genuine, meaningful relationship with her father, and once she gives him a chance, he doesn't turn out to be as odd or horrid as she initially suspected. Some other elements that keep Demonglass interesting are an unwelcome ghost, an unexpected betrothal, a pair of enigmatic new characters, and of course, the continuing tension between Sophie and Archer Cross, made even more dramatic by the revelation of Archer's true alliances. Hawkins raises the stakes as Sophie learns more about her demon powers and the political struggles among the Council, and there is plenty of drama leading to a climatic betrayal and showdown. Readers will be left squirming for a third book, especially when they discover the final twist Hawkins plants in the last pages--Demonglass is a whirlwind of mystery, magic, romance, and fun.

Cover Comments: I love the way this cover is similar to its prequel's. It's very British-looking, and the fire is very fitting, as readers will find out for themselves. Very cool!

Demonglass will be released in March 2011!

ARC borrowed from the ever-fabulous Shanyn of chickloveslit.com!

14 comments:

Mary Brebner said...

I am so looking forward to this book--Hex Hall was awesome. Thanks for the sneak peek review!

Christina T said...

Fantastic review! I look forward to reading this whenever it is released. Glad to hear that you liked it even more than the first.

AnimeGirl said...

Now you're just teasing!!!
And so far away from release date! :D Meanie you!

I wanted to read it even before the review, but you have now just whipped me into a frenzy!

Review c'est Fantastique!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I can't wait to read this one. I'm hoping Disney will send me a copy to review as well. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

I really want to read Hex Hall but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The sequel sounds neat though!

Lauren said...

Hex Hall was such a great book, I couldn't put it down while I was reading it !
Can't wait for Demonglass,thanks for the preview !:)

Lucie said...

Demonglass sounds great. I really should read Hex Hall soon, because I will undoubtedly buy the sequel!

veschwab said...

I JUST got my copy in the mail, and can't wait to start reading!

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Mundie Moms said...

Awesome review! I can not wait to read it!

Bookishly Yours said...

This is probably my most anticipated book of 2011. I'm so excited. Especially now since you say it's better than the first. Awesome review!

Teenage Guardian said...

I totally cant wait for this book!! i went after reading hex hall! i just hope demonglass gets released soon

Manny said...

Good book and im not one who reads books alot but for some reason this one caught my eye. Ladies you will what happens in this one.. enjoy!!!

Manny said...

Good book and im not one who reads books alot but for some reason this one caught my eye. Ladies you will like what happens in this one.. enjoy!!!