Demonglass | Rachel Hawkins
Hardcover | 368 pp.
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.Brent’s opinion of the novel:
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?
Rachel Hawkins has the amazing, dangerous ability to make me giggle like a 5-year-old girl. She did it with HEX HALL, when I was at a funeral. It was a sad, sad day, and I knew I’d be at the funeral home for 6+ hours. So I grabbed any book I could find. HEX HALL was one of them. I read the entire thing there, unable to control my wild laughing. Everyone thought I was a heartless psycho. You’re not supposed to laugh at those kinds of events. (Thanks, Rachel!)
When Sophie Mercer first came to Hecate Hall, she felt as though she finally found her home. But now, six months later, she sees Hecate Hall for what it really is: absolutely ridiculous. The administration won’t even let her get her own hot-tub!
Her absolute need for a hot-tub drives her to the decision of traveling to London to go through the Removal, so she can get her powers taken away. Oh, and she finds out she’s a super-badass, uncontrollable demon chick who could one day unconsciously kill everyone she knows. I think that might have played a role in Sophie deciding to go through the Removal. Maybe. Probably not. More than likely, she just wanted her damn hot-tub.
So, the book goes on, Sophie travels to London, meets her father, talks a little with Archer (the insanely hot dude that Sophie likes but isn’t allowed to like because he kinda wants to kill her but who cares, ya know, ‘cause they’re teens in love and they’re cute together and I’m so effing sick of people telling other people who they can and can’t love because it’s not that person’s decision I mean can’t they back the freak off????), and there’s mad fight scenes. It’s basically 368 pages of awesome.
You have got to read these novels. Even though this is only her second book published, Rachel Hawkins is one of my top five favorite writers. She writers books that are the perfect mix of silly and serious, sexy and sweet, badass and fun.
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WARNING: No matter how many threatening tweets you send Rachel Hawkins (see: http://bit.ly/heJk8w), she is unable to write 18 hours a day. So if you finish reading DEMONGLASS and absolutely need to find out what happens in the next book just like I do, too bad. You have to wait an entire year A.K.A. an eternity.
AND ALSO: If you’re one of those bitches that doesn’t believe a word I say and thinks I write my reviews under-the-influence, then read my pal Julie’s review, here: http://bit.ly/eVlppm. She sums it up pretty well.