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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Demon Glass"

by Rachel Hawkins, YA, 2011, 359p, rating=2.5

"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?" (book's blurb)
Okay guys, don't throw things at me.  I didn't find this book fascinating.  The pacing was slow and so was the action scenes.  I also wasn't crazy about the love triangle angle.  This just felt like another twist on Twilight ... poorly done.

Something was lacking ... perhaps a better storyline or villain.  I don't know.  It was overall just an okay read.  I was somewhat entertained but not fulfilled.  On a side note, I love the cover!  Gorgeous.  :)

I must confess that I didn't realize that this was a sequel.  I have not read the first book, Hex Hall.  I'm not sure that would have made much of a difference.  As a stand alone book, I felt that there was too much emphasis on Sophia's sauciness instead of surrounding her with characters that didn't make her have to use so much sarcasm.  Again, I don't know ... this one just didn't captivate me. :(

I have Chime by Franny Billingsley on my reading list but I think I'm going to take a short break on my YA kick and read an adult fiction next.

1 comment:

  1. I always switch genres myself too, a precaution to avoiding a book slump:)


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