Title: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: May 22nd, 2011 by Hyperion
Read: December 12th, 2011
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?
What I thought:
I loved the first book of this series, and this continuation does not disappoint.
Sophie goes to London, where her dad is head of the Council of Prodigium, to go through the process of removing her powers. She fears that if she doesn’t do this, someone she cares about will get hurt by her powers if she loses control, even though the removal could very well kill her.
When she does get there, things start to go bad, not only has something happened to the original headquarters of the Council, but there seems to be something going on with the battle between the Eye and themselves.
During the book, as they try to solve what’s happening, Sophie starts to learn to control her powers with the help of her dad, but whether she decides to go through with removing her powers or not, you will have to read the book yourself.
It left me with a cliff-hanger, wishing I had the next book now! If you read the first book, definitely get this one. If not, go pick both of them up. There’s just something about it that captures you and makes you continue reading.
Also the sarcastic comments throughout amused me!