Audio Book Review: Demonglass

Demon Glass CoverBook: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins, Narrated by Cris Dukeheart

Published July 2012 by Tantor Media|Length: 8 hours, 23 minutes

Where I Got It: Audible.com

Series: Hex Hall #2

Genre: YA Paranormal

You can find Demonglass on goodreads & Rachel Hawkins on Twitter

Goodreads Summary: 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!  I really liked it, and this series is super-interesting!  Things got REALLY interesting in this book, and it’ll be interesting to see how they play out in the last book.

Sophie certainly has an adventure in London with her friends, and she definitely LEARNS THINGS about her family and the council. The ending of Demonglass?  Not what I was expecting!  Which is why I really want to read the next (and last) book in the series, because Sophie has to go to a very unexpected place to get her mother.  And because of certain things that happened.

So…Archer.  I found that I didn’t really care about Archer, who seems all over the place.  I just really want him to go away, but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.  I did, however, find that I have a soft spot for Cal, who surprised me at the end of the book. Although…I’m actually fine with no romance in this one, because I really don’t like Sophie and Archer together.  But I also don’t like her with Cal, even though I really like him as a character.  Sophie does have a lot on her mind in Demonglass, so romance wasn’t a big thing in this one.

And what about Sophie?  I liked that she made progress with her powers, and we learn why hers so strong.  (hint: it’s because she’s a demon).  I love how snarky Sophie is, but other than that, I don’t have any other thoughts on her as a character.  Which is weird, because I should have more thoughts about her, but at the moment I don’t, so there you go.

Oh, the two demons that Sophie meets!  Nick is certainly interesting, but the other one (you know, whatshername) isn’t coming to mind at all.

Overall, Demonglass had quite a few humorous moments, but it did get a bit more serious towards the end of the book.  It would seem that things are going to go down in the next one, and I was really was surprised by certain things that happened.  I know I’ve been really vague, but it’s certainly plot-twisty enough for me to not want to spoil it.

Rating Time!

I really liked Demonglass (which didn’t make too much of an appearance in the book) but I don’t think I liked it nearly as much as Hex Hall.  Demonglass gets 4 stars.

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