Hex Hall #2 Dæmonglas
Series: Hex Hall #2
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Dæmonglas
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Fantasy & Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shape-shifters, and faeries). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact 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 either destroy her powers for good-or kill her.
But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They’re demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons 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?
I loved the first book in the series but now it seems that Rachel Hawkins have tried to follow the trend rather than writing her books the way she wanted it.
This book is so generic and predictable! Love triangles what the fuck is up with that! Excuse my language but that’s just fucking retarded. Why does it always have to be two guys one girl or two girls one guy. This isn’t Twilight is it? She’s such a skilled author, and I really like the way she writes characters and dialogues but this shit? I don’t feel like picking teams, we’ve been there already, Team Edward!
The story’s plot annoyed me as well. She acts as though she’s a little girl about twelvish. She seemed very immature and since the story has her as a narrator, we’re screwed. However, as Sophie stepped down from being my favorite character and new one emerged. Jenna is cool, I like her very much, she’s like the only thing about this book that was remotely interesting. Her development as a character is truly phenomenal and Hawkins should have done the same with the other characters.
I never expected to be this bored, although if only I had stuck with the idea I had previous reading the first, I would have guessed.
As much as I don’t like this, I still find it recommendable to the younger readers!