Mundie Moms

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Book Review- Demonglass

Published Disney Hyperion
Released on March 1st, 2011
Source- ARC from publisher to review
5 stars- It's A Must Have

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? (quoted from Goodreads).

I enjoyed Hex Hall but I LOVED Demonglass! There's new characters, emotions run higher, there's a fabulously darker mythology and a new setting.

Put your seat belts on as Sophie, along with Cal and Jenna are headed to London! Not only did I adore the setting, but the wit and sarcasm that I love about Sophie in Hex Hall multiplies with her father in the picture and these two had me laughing out loud quite a few times. Who ever thought a man who's the head of the Council could be so witty and sarcastic.

The romantic chemistry in Demonglass is brilliant! Team Archer fans may find themselves drawn to Cal and in all honesty I felt torn through out much of the book, which I think Rachel must have realized her fans would be, as she throws in some sizzling scenes with Archer at just the right right moments. What I really like about Sophie, is how relatable she is. She's a strong, independent, determined character, but she's also realistic. She still feels something for Archer, but with the latest discovery about Cal, she can't deny there's something there. Did I mention there's kissing scenes?

Demonglass as a lot more plot twists and a mystery to be solved as someone or something is making/raising new demons, there's been sightings of Archer and the Eye is still on the hunt for the Prodigium. Not to mention there's new characters who are introduced and some great action scenes! Rachel's writing really grabs a hold of my attention, as not only is Sophie just starting to unravel the secrets that surround these mysteries, but I enjoyed getting to discover more of the story's rich, mythology, and learning more of Sophie's heritage. Any questions I had from Hex Hall were answered in here and oh the ending! I did not see that one coming...

If you enjoyed Hex Hall, wait till you read Demonglass. This is one sequel I highly recommend picking up!

If you're in the Houston area, Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda will be at Blue Willow tomorrow (Friday) and at Murder By The Books on Saturday! I'll be heading to Houston tomorrow and I look forward to seeing some of you at their signing.


  1. It's slowly on its way in the mail. I pre-ordered three new releases for this month, so I don't think my order has shipped yet, but I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this one. I'm sure I'll read devour the whole thing in one or two sittings, much to the chagrin of my two little ones and my husband. Can't wait. Thanks for the review :).

  2. Jennifer- I devoured this book in a couple hours! I really couldn't put it down. I hope you get it soon!!!

  3. Demonglass was sooooo good! I love Rachel's writing because its so fun and easy. And the characters... just thinking of Archer makes me giddy :)

  4. Such a well written series, you know just how much I love it, MMs. Enjoy Houston and I look forward to your interview from there!

  5. I already couldn't wait to read this. Now I really can't wait. Thanks for the great review.

    BTW, I'll be a blog partner with Casey McCormick on Literary Rambles and we're announcing on Monday. There will lots of author interviews and giveaways. Hope you check it out.

  6. Booknerd- LOL I can't wait for more.

    Sophie- I wish you were coming with me!

    Natalie- Thank you! I hope you enjoy it and looking forward to your announcement.