Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2 Series)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 359
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
ISBN: 1423121317

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?


Demonglass was as amazing as the first book, Hex Hall, but I had a combination of both glee and irritation towards it. There are a lot of elements that I loved about the book but there are a few points that I also hate about the book.

What I love:

The story is fast pace. Similar to Hex Hall, Demonglass is a very quick read and you’ll just get sucked into the story instantly. I mean I just read it this morning and after a few hours I am done (same thing with Hex Hall). There’s really not a dull moment in the story and with the intense action and drama, you’ll realize that you have finished the book without even knowing.

Sophie. Yep. I just love her character. She’s quirky, sarcastic, entertaining, naive, complicated – she is a lot of things and a complete package altogether.

Jenna. In addition to Sophie, I enjoy Jenna’s character. Who doesn’t love a vampire – a lesbian vampire on that matter. she’s loyal, blunt and honest and very supportive but not to the level to tolerate stupidity on herself and her friends.

I was also glad for the demon dad-Sophie reunion thinggy. Atleast it came to the story that they fixed their relationship and tried to work it out. Another problem that was given a smooth resolution.

Unexpected plots and twist. I wasn’t expecting the book like this – it was a total “WTF, seriously” moment and that’s a good thing. A book that isn’t as predictable as some book in the market.

What I hate:

LOVE TRIANGLE. I was like seriously? Another one of those 2 guys over a girl scenario where a girl eventually loves a guy when another guy eventually realize that he loves her too! Why didn’t Hawkins made Jenna fell inlove with Sophie instead, or have Sophie or another girl be inlove with the same guy? Or anything else – I am just not a fan of love triangle right now. *sigh* Sophie just went to crush to fell inlove then to hate then to crush on another guy then to fall inlove again with the previous guy and so and on. It’s just irritating.

Cliff hanger ending. Who loves these? I mean one reason that I don’t enjoy reading series that aren’t complete is because some authors tend to do this – and Demonglass is another example of get hooked, I’ll get your heart pumping and then abruptly end it there! It’s just irritating sometimes. A lot of hints thrown with a lot more questions left unanswered.

Leaving these here again:

“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 the drugs”

Total laugh out moment on this one:

“Last semester was intense,” I said to Dad.

“Intense?” he echoed, picking up my file. “Let’s see. On your first day at Hecate, you were attacked by a werewolf. You insulted a teacher, which resulted in semester-long cellar duty with one Archer Cross. According to the notes, the two of you became ‘close.’ Apparently close enough for you to see the mark of L’Occhio di Dio on his chest.
(See where Sophie’s smirkiness came from? Niceeeeeeeeee)

“Most girls got flowers. I got a dirt pit used for demon raising. Nice.”

And this:

“I spent hours on the phone. Do you know with whom?’
‘One of those psychic hotlines?’

Enough scrutinizing and on with the judging. Demonglass, as well as the Hex Hall series, is worth recommending on my list. There’s no doubt that one will enjoy reading this book but be warned because it is very addicting. Hawkins did a great job yet again, high praises on this one!

Hex Hall Series

1. Hex Hall

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1 Series)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Page: 323
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
ISBN: 1423121309

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.


Hex Hall is basically about a young untrained witch, Sophie, who was raised by her human mother with no knowledge about her history, no idea about shifters – vampires – faeries, and who seemed to mess up one spell from another. Eventually she was sent to Hectate Hall where it houses teenagers of Sophies kind and then some. Continue reading