Author: Rachel Hawkins
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): 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?
My Summary: It's been almost six months since Sophie discovered Archer was a member of The Eye. After toughing out the rest of the school year at Hex Hall, she's sent to stay with her absentee father for the summer, in England along with her friend Jenna and her (sort-of) fiance. But her summer vacation turns out to be more than tea and sight-seeing: something is very, very wrong with The Council, and things are beginning to go south.
And just when she thought it couldn't get any worse: Archer appears, rescuing her from The Eye and making her heart do those stupid little flips in her chest. But being sworn enemies means nothing can happen between them - especially since Sophie's dad has ordered Archer to be killed on sight.
Being a demon is the least of Sophie's problems.
My Thoughts: I was so incredibly happy when I read the blurb on the back cover of Demonglass. I mean seriously. England? Magic? Sophie's snark and possibly more of Archer? Count me in.
I'm not even ashamed to admit I devoured this one. I finished in a little over four hours and couldn't wait to get my hands on the final book in the trilogy because that ending just -- nevermind. You'll know what I mean when you read it. Luckily I purchased all three of the books together, so all I had to do was reach over to my nightstand and start the third novel.
I really liked the new characters we meet in this one. Nick and Daisy were creepy to put it mildly, and Cal... I think he may be some serious competition for Archer.
Just kidding. Team Archer all the way! (Is it still cool to say 'Team ____'? I feel like it's one of those things the cool bloggers don't say anymore).
The pacing was spot on, and I loved the way the author made it feel like it was impossible for Sophie to trust anyone - even her dad. The sense of isolation added an extra layer to everything that was going on, and you really sympathize with Sophie.
But seriously guys. THAT ENDING. Gah. I can't imagine what people who read the series before the last book was out had to go through.
Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys paranormal YA, romance, and mystery / suspense novels.