Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Demonglass (Hex Hall, book 2)
by Rachel Hawkins
359 pages (Hardcover)
Published March 1st 2011 by Hyperion Books


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 awesome! I thought Hex Hall was an okay book, so I didn’t expect Demonglass to be that good. But oh, boy did it proved me wrong!

After causing so much mayhem in Hecate Hall, Sophie’s father aka the Head of the Council, sent her to a safer place in London for a vacation to learn more about the Council as her father’s successor. Along with Jenna, Cal – throw in two demons, a bitchy ghost and a sort-of ex-boyfriend, Sophie’s vacation isn’t as lovely as she would have dreamed of. And as she discovers that the person who has been raising demons in the grounds in Hex Hall is in London, maybe London is not a safer place for her after all.

With new characters, new setting, bigger revelations and more complicated problems, Demonglass couldn’t be even more interesting. Sophie was as snarky and hilarious as ever, and Archer as hot. The pace was a little slow at first, but gradually picked up speed as the story moved forward. I really, really liked that about Demonglass. Once the story picked up its pace, it continued to move faster and faster until you’d find yourself out of breath. If you have read and liked Hex Hall, you will not be disappointed with Demonglass. It was intense, gripping, and hilarious! It was sooo good.

Rating: 5/5 stars


  1. I'm glad you loved Demonglass. I was a big fan of Hex Hall and am still waiting for my copy of Demonglass to arrive :)

  2. Demonglass looks really good! The plot, while still very different from it, reminded me of Withering High. I think that boarding schools combined with paranormal elements always make good books. :) I think I'm going to definitely have to check this series out!

  3. I agree--Hex Hall was good, but Demonglass was AMAZING!

    Great review!

  4. I haven't read this series, but it seems like I'm going to have to check it out with all the great reviews I'm hearing about this book!

  5. Glad the series is getting me inspiration to read! Thx!

  6. I really liked Hex Hall! I have loved stories about witches ever since I was a kid. I can't wait to read Demonglass. I'm glad you liked it!

  7. I recently met Rachel in Houston and she's fantastic. Haven't had a chance to read her books yet but now I can't wait to crack those spines.
    Great review!

  8. Thank you SO much for the review of Demon Glass. I've heard pretty good things about Hex Hall, but Demon Glass is the one everyone keeps raving about. Honestly, I can't wait to read both of them. Especially since the ending to Demon Glass is supposed to super-awesome...Can't wait! :)

  9. Thanks for reviewing this book. I keep hearing so much about the series.

    And I love the cover (I know it's superficial, but it really makes me want to read a book or not).

    Glad you liked it.

  10. I really enjoyed Hex Hall and I can't wait to read Demonglass! I imagine I will really love it, if you liked it so much better than Hex Hall! :) I think Sophie Mercer makes a great heroine!!

  11. Yea! I'm so happy for a five star rating- I've read some not so great books recently. I'm glad to have a series to look forward to:)

  12. wow five stars! sounds aweosme!! i wan't expecting this one to be funny, but that sounds great!!

  13. I heard so many great things about this book can't wait to read It. I really liked hex hall!

  14. Wow that sounds lke it might be a great book, I havent read one but i think i will
    Thanks for your giveaway.

  15. I haven't read either one of these books yet, but I love it when the second book in a series is better than the first. Yay.

  16. Though I've yet to read anything by this author, I so looking forward to this series.

    WooHoo! to simple giveaways!
    I'm a new follower-Lisa Richards

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  17. I've just discovered this series and am so intrigued! I can't wait to read them! Thanks for the review!


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