“Normally I'm not impressed with sequels, but this was just as good, maybe even better than the first book!”Bailey B. wrote this review Sunday, June 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Demonglass is the sequel to Hex Hall, which, if you like snarky heroines with crazy erratic powers, you really should go read.
Demonglass does a great job of getting us from the first book to the last without ever being boring or feeling inconsequential. That's a big deal, in a second book. Lots of things happen and we learn details about Sophie and her very unusual family history. The conflict between The Eye and the Prodigium has vamped up and Sophie's father wants her to be ready for whatever might happen. There is, of course, some love that turns more into a love triangle, which is always fun if it is done well, which this is.
I have to go start book three now.”
“This is a fun series and I like that she doesn't really swear... but places different words and tells you that isn't what they said. I also like the new words she makes up like snarkiness! Looking at my other review... yep it has lesbian vamps and that doesn't sit with me well, but ....”Kristy B wrote this review Wednesday, June 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ weird at some parts but other than that it was good”Abi Leonardi wrote this review Saturday, May 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“[3”DauntlessDistrict12 wrote this review Tuesday, May 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the first half of a 4-star book. Why do so many authors or publishers now insist on releasing single stories split across two separate books?”Isaac G wrote this review Monday, May 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Demon glass was very interesting, because the main character has powers, and is a demon. The only thing that can kill her is demonglass. She has a lot of mixed feelings in the book, which made it cool!”Jordan wrote this review Wednesday, May 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well there's a cliffhanger if I ever did see one. RIGHT SMACK IN THE CLIMAX THE STORY ENDS.”reeyah wrote this review Monday, April 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“GREAT”Leah wrote this review Sunday, April 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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Demonglass takes off a few weeks after Hex Hall ends. I had fallen giddy in love with Sophie and her crazy world of witches, shapeshifers, and fairies. The next installment delivered even more in sarcasm, suspense, and shocking twists!
Sophie heads to London to spend time with her father and agrees under the condition that Jenna, her best friend who happens to be a vampire, gets to tag along with her. Sophie’s dad agrees and throws in a surprise, Cal will be tagging along as well. You find out the reason on page 18 and will fall out of your seat when you do with laughter and with as much shock as Sophie!
Cal plays a much bigger role in the second novel. More of his personality shines through and more about his past. Sophie grows closer to him. Cal is absolutely adorable and sweet. He has this quite sexy charm about him and really awesome powers as a healer.
Sophie is still as snaky, feisty, and willful as ever. She still speaks her mind (even though she gets herself in a lot of trouble for it!), is loyal to those she loves, and even when the odds are against her, Sophie still stands up and fights back. Jenna is still oozing with sarcasm and everything pink. But we get to see a more girly side to her. She is head over heels for another vampire and it was so cute. Sophie’s dad plays a much bigger role as well. He is wise, loving, and a very powerful demon. Archer does return and is still as infuriatingly sexy as when he was introduced in Hex Hall.
The choices Sophie and Archer make did frustrate and anger me. Sophie knew by going after Archer she was putting, not only her life on the line but her father’s and the remaining members of the Council. She lies and keeps secrets which end up costing her dearly.
Despite the predictability and cliché aspects within Demonglass (girl falls for bad boy, love triangle forming, teen angst), there were some really good twists. I found myself unwilling to put the novel down, needing to find out the family secrets Sophie seeks and to understand the truth about Daisy and Nick, the two other demons Sophie meets. I wanted to know who was the real threat to the Council and all of Prodigium: is it really Archer and The Eye? Or is the threat coming from within? The pacing was spot on with the plot of the book.
Demonglass is full of romance, betrayal, shock, and heartache. But don’t worry, all you action fanatics, there is plenty in this novel! The ending is left at a cliffhanger but I had already suspected that would happen since the first one had been as well. But what a wham bam ending! Sophie’s world completely falls apart and she has even more secrets to uncover. I am definitely looking forward to reading the third installment, Spell Bound which unfortunately, does not come out until 2012 *frown*. Hopefully, the wait is worth it!