Book #108: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 either destroy her powers for good-or kill her. 

But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They’re demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons 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 is the second book in the Hex Hall trilogy. If the first one was a cute fun trip, this had the same humor and more action.

Just like Sophie, we get to meet her father first hand. It’s interesting to see him as a father to her. Instead of being that deadbeat dad, James Atherton seems to be more than that. He actually cares about her and you see that. It was also fun to see the two feed off each other.

As for the meat of the story, we learn more about the ritual that makes demons. We see the book that started it all and we learn more about the Prodigium (almost said Wizarding) world. There is also a bigger game going on than just Sophie’s family problems. Someone is raising demons.

I have to say, this was an equally fun book and quick read as the first one. I jumped straight to the third after this one with the ending the way it was. Definitely something to read if you liked Hex Hall.

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