Demonglass

Demonglass

Book - 2011
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After learning that she is capable of dangerous magic, Sophie Mercer goes to England with her father, friend Jenna, and Cal hoping to have her powers removed, but soon she learns that she is being hunted by the Eye--and haunted by Elodie.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2011.
ISBN: 9781423121312
1423121317
9781423128441
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Demon glass.

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sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
This book, like the first, flew by. It was a sequel that lived up to its predecessor, which is always satisfying. I liked that it changed up the setting and brought it somewhere else, showing that these characters and this world exist outside of the isolated school.
I didn't get much from the new characters that were introduced--the council members and Nick and Daisy. They added something to the book, but I didn't build any feelings towards any of them. They weren't developed enough for me to either like or dislike them. I liked her Dad well enough...but I'm not sure I got the full summary of her conflict over how to feel about him.
Talk about a cliffhanger at the end! I'm very excited to start the next book.

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GLeigh
Jul 10, 2016

The Hex Hall series is great! I loved this book, especially the end.

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goddessbeth
Aug 15, 2015

Demonglass is the second book in the Hex Hall series, and surprisingly not a sophomoric attempt to hold tension until the finale (like many other YA trilogies). It doesn't suffer from pacing flops, or lack of motivating conflict. If anything, it takes all the angst issues of book 1 and heaps more kindling on that fire.

It's a fun read, like the first was. Sophie is snarky but not cruel, which is a fine line to walk, and her greatest strength is definitely her loyalty and commitment to the truth (she's a Gryffindor if ever there was one!). She's smart, and while there's less of the side characters in this story, the tension still holds. I wish Nick and Daisy had been a bit more developed (maybe in the next book?) and that Cal got more time in the sun (Team Nice Guy!), and that the villains weren't so recklessly stupid (but then, fear of the enemy makes you do stupid things, so it's realistic). But overall, I enjoyed this, and read it in a week, and immediately went to the library for the third book.

I recommend it for fans of book 1. And I recommend the trilogy for fans of YA (especially contemporary supernatural), magic (including shapeshifters, witches, faeries, demons, etc.), female protagonists who are snarky and smart, sizzling PG romance and action. Oh, and manor houses.

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rachelsp
May 23, 2014

Sophie is a hilarious narrator and protagonist -- it makes for a really entertaining story.

Clawstar Jul 19, 2013

The Hex Hall series was awesome!

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stepha89
Jul 17, 2013

Sophie was a delightfully snarky narrator, but it didn't feel like there was much substance to her outside of that. Her relationships with the people around her - especially her dad and her best friend, Jenna - were well-developed, though, and watching her and her dad get to know each other was one of the highlights of the book.

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Lilydapple
Jan 22, 2013

A completely amazing book! The ending just holds you in suspense, but the prequel might not be as good as this one.....

crystal_dark Aug 17, 2012

I really enjoyed this book and felt it was even better than the last one. It was filled with unexpected twists and I am really looking forward to starting the next book.

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KathleenZ
Aug 15, 2012

Hilarious, just like the first book, but a bit more serious. That's not a bad thing, though. This one might be even better than the prequel ... and the romance seemed somehow seemed a bit more convincing than in the first book.

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PurpleBerry
Aug 05, 2012

I really like this series, this one was really interesting and kept me hooked. I own a signed copy!!!!

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rachelsp
May 23, 2014

“Dad, she's just going to freak. And probably come here and get me, and then you guys will start yelling at each other, and I'll have to act out by wearing lots of eyeliner and doing drugs”

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rachelsp
May 23, 2014

“It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again.”

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Opacht
Feb 03, 2013

"See you at home, honey"

crystal_dark Aug 17, 2012

“I told you, I suck at this. It's like any time I try to do a spell, it goes all big and scary and explodey...”
― Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

crystal_dark Aug 17, 2012

“I decided not to wear makeup, figuring the more innocent I looked, the harder it might be for him to ground me, or shoot hellfire from his eyes, or whatever it was that angry demon dads did.”
― Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

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crystal_dark Aug 17, 2012

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she's a "demon," and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What's worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever--or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: "someone" is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. 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?(From Goodreads)

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