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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Posted by Irish in Review9 Comments

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Source: NEIBA
Publication Date: 01 March 2011
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 1423121317
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 359

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Place(s) Traveled to: Graymalkin Island, Georgia  // London, England, (outskirts)

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Hex Hall Series Order
Book 1 – Hex Hall (my review) 
Book 2 – Demonglass
Book 3 – Spell Bound

First Line: At a normal high school, having class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome.

Before I say anything about the plot of Demonglass I just have to draw everyone’s attention to the cover. I absolutely love it. Its just so perfect and eye catching and really fits into the story that is inside it. And oh…wow…what a story! As Demonglass was book 2 in a trilogy I really wasn’t expecting much from it. Book twos generally don’t live up as there is no build up or big climatic moment that ends the series. Book twos are usualy just a transition a way to flesh out the characters a little more and add in a few teasers to the grand finale but that’s about it. This isn’t the case with Demonglass

The book starts just a few months after the events of Hex Hall with a scene that really sets the pace for the rest of the book…which is just none stop. This book introduces a bunch of new characters, including Sophie’s absentee father, as she is whisked away to London in order to explore her powers and to see if she really wants to go through with her decision that she was so adament on at the end of Hex Hall. I really loved the interactions between Sophie and her dad. They both share a special brand of sarcasim that just makes you giggle aloud. 

There is also a bit of a mystery that is going on and as with most book twos hints about what is to come in the third and final book. All of which give me ideas on what I think might happen. Although I will not be upset if Rachel Hawkins manages to surprise me with a few twists and turns because she is a whiz at those. Its all these little twists that help breath fresh air into a book two and makes the reader speed through the pages to rush to the end to see what happens. And oh my g*d what an ENDING!! I have said it on Twitter and in my Friday Fragment post for Demonglass but I’ll say it here as well. Rachel Hawins is EVIL. I can NOT believe that is how she ended this book!! Like I said I have a rough idea of where some things might be going with the final book but I still can’t believe the cliff hanger that she left us with in this one. Endings like this should be criminal! Especially since there is an entire YEAR to wait until the third book is released. Yes I know that it could be worse and it could be YEARS plural….but I don’t want to wait!!! I really need to know what happens NOW.

I liked Hex Hall and if you liked that book then you are going to love Demonglass because Hawkins takes the bones of that story and builds something pretty magnifiient in this book that just really blows Hex Hall away. This series is one of the better paranormals out there and I strongly suggest that you run out and read it.

9 Responses to “Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins”

  1. A Buckeye Girl Reads

    I can’t wait to read this one. I’m just worried that it’s been so long since I’ve Hex Hall that I’ve forgotten all the important stuff that I need for this one.

  2. Meredith

    When I saw your tweet about the ending (the one calling Rachel Hawkins evil), I laughed because I thought, “hey that’s funny.” Then I read Demonglass and got to the ending myself and YOU WERE RIGHT – Hawkins IS evil for that ending. I’m not even remotely patient when it comes to books, so not knowing what happens (esp. with all these theories floating around in my head) is killing me.

  3. Lauren M

    I’m so glad that Demonglass doesn’t have sequel syndrome!
    I’ve heard such great things about the Hex Hall series–I seriously need to make time to read them!

  4. Cat @ Beyond Books

    I was so happy that Demonglass blew Hex Hall out of the water! I really was worried going into it that it wouldn’t match my love of HH. But it was better!

    I didn’t even mention the cover on my review because I just don’t get the covers! I don’t think they fit the story either – especially with the random cat there. 😉 They make the book look much more middle grade than YA.

  5. Erica

    I really need to read Hex Hall – after seeing you love that one and give this one 5 stars it needs to be read soon 🙂