Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)

by:  Rachel Hawkins
published 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?

I received an ARC of this book through International Book Tours.  My feelings are mixed about it.  I'm tired of series and trilogies.  This book ended almost mid-sentence so you HAVE to read the next book to find out what happens.  I find that really frustrating.  It's not like the next book is going to come out next week so our curiosity is satisfied in a timely manner.  Plus, I read Hex Hall a few months ago and I had already forgotten some of the minor details and characters and when they were brought up in this book I was like "wait who? what?"

Anyway...on to the specifics of this book.  The love triangle rears its ugly head.  It's a YA book, it had to right?  This one wasn't quite as bad though.  It wasn't Sophie's fault I guess is what I'm getting at.  It didn't come about through her brainless indecision.

I didn't think it was a bad book, it was ok, but I wasn't jumping around thinking "OMG this is the most awesome book EVER".   It was a necessary book to carry on the trilogy, to get you to read the last book.  I thought Hex Hall was pretty cute and I really liked the story line and Hawkins writing style, but this one just didn't grab me like Hex Hall did. 

I will say that I do like Hawkins casual writing style.  I do enjoy her humor and little bits of sarcasm sprinkled throughout her books.


Linen and Silk said...

Hmmmm. I might have to read these, just out of curiousity. ;)

Savannah said...

Great review. I love the first book and I can't wait to read the second. *Squeal*

Rachel said...

I have never heard of this series, but I do understand your feelings of getting sick of series. I tend to read a lot of series, but one YA series I have read is getting so frustrating, ending in places like you said, right in the middle of a sentence! I may have to read this though, just to satisfy my curiosity!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the honest review! I read Hex Hall and liked it (with minor reservations). This one is on my TBR pile but I'm kinda over trilogies (especially with cliffhangers) and love triangles in YA.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Loved Hex Hall. Hope this one does't disappoint! I agree tho that I'm tired of books in a series as well!