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!