Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hex Hall No. 2: Demonglass

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Source: Library

Summary: After Sophie Mercer's exciting semester at Hecate Hall, she finds out things she didn't want to know about herself. She is a demon and she would rather face the possibility of death. But that may not be her choice to make when what she thought she knew unravels before her and Archer Cross may be the only one willing to give her some of the answers.

Review: I've determined that the strongest aspect of this amazing series is Sophie Mercer. Her realness and personality are just empowering driving the story to the very end.

We hear more from the other characters in this book too. There is a different side to Mrs. Casnoff that kind of reminded me of how it can be weird to see your teacher buying groceries because in your mind they kind of belong with the school. Did that make any sense? Anyway, Sophie's dad joins the picture and their relationship is described very realistically.

Finally! Archer+Sophie becomes three-dimensional for me. In the first book, I couldn't really understand their connection. I love Archer as a character because he is so quirky and snarky and cool, but I didn't get what chemistry there was between him and Sophie. Although this book fleshed out their relationship more, it is rough going. I'm conflicted.

I actually have a preference for Cal who is supposed to be the groundskeeper at Hecate Hall. Just his personality is sweet, but strong and his amazing looks is enough to make the heart of any girl melt. Sorry Archer. Sophie should take note!

It might have even been better than the first book. Sophie's vulnerability is of doubting herself and the people around her. Learning to properly hold trust lets her mature toward the end a little more. This book ended with a horrid cliff-hanger, and I cannot wait for the next one. So excited! I love this addicting series.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

Other Books in the Series:

1. Hex Hall
3. Spell Bound

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