Demonglass/Raising Demons (Hex Hall #2)
by Rachel Hawkins
What is it about:
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 did I think of it:
Yet another book where the UK title is different than the US title.
I got hold of the UK version, which is called Raising Demons. The US version is called Demonglass.
This book is just as the first an enjoyable and fast read.
There are a bit more surprises than in the first book and there are some interesting new characters. I especially liked Sophie's father I will confess.
What I was less happy about is that a new love interest is thrown into the mix to create more drama. It felt unnecessary because I'm not expecting to see Sophie hook up with the new love interest in the last book. If she does I'll be impressed.
All in all this book is pretty much as I hoped it would be after finishing the first book in this trilogy and I will most probably get the last book to see how this trilogy ends.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun and enjoyable YA read.