REVIEW: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel)

The Blurb: 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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

The Goods: Hawkins continues the story but now we get into the real stuff. I felt a lot more grounded in this book like I knew the characters and what to expect from them and a lot of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch fluff that came from Hex Hall has gone away. I was also interested to see what happens with Sophie and the demons because she sort of turned into Nancy Drew in this book but kept her edgy personality.

The Not So Goods: It’s always a reality factor for me with these books. Things plopping out of the sky, people showing up at the right moments, etc. etc. The magic in this book is overdone and unrealistic and some of the characters are a little out there for my tastes. That’s where the book has always lost me, and why I didn’t post my review before now. It took awhile for me to get past the whole Sophie conjuring things out of nothing in the middle of the day thing.

Rating: 3/5

Other Stuff:
Pinnochio Factor: Fail, some of them are overdone.
Bella Swan Factor: Pass, Sophie you might find edgy and humorous.
Jace Factor: Pass, there’s a hot complicated boy in attendance.
Primrose Factor: Pass, nobody we loved died.
Potter Factor: Fail, this is a lot like Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Cheese Factor: Fail, lots of cheesy magic moments.
Bible Factor: Pass, there’s none of it in this book.
Temperature: 80 degrees.

Recommendations: Read it if you want something on the lighter side.