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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she was a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, was an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What's worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever-or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. 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?

©2011 Rachel Hawkins (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series." ( Kirkus)

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  • megan
  • ANN ARBOR, MI, United States
  • 12-12-12

Awesome!

Would you consider the audio edition of Demonglass to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but the audio book was so good!

What about Cris Dukehart’s performance did you like?

I thought the accents for the different characters were perfect. I have listened to different books and sometimes the voices get annoying, but hers was perfect throughout.

Any additional comments?

This whole series is awesome. I was so sad when I finished it because I didn't want it to end. The only part I did't like was that it was only 3 books!

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I enjoyed this least of the series, but did enjoy

This one stopped me from finishing the series a few years ago. I didn't like the plot twists because I felt they were a little too much after everything. However, they didn't hit me that same way the second time reading it. Still, the first and third are slightly higher ratings in my book.

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Totally loved it, still it is a cliffhanger

I loved the story enough to recommend it and likely listen to it again. I knew I probably would because Hex Hall was the same. Too few stories on Audible cover my desired subjects and are so simple, delightful, and unpolluted with trashy imitations of romance. The voice imitations were not so amazing as some of my other favorite narrators, but so effective that I didn't have a moment of distraction caused by her performance. That puts both the author and the narrator at the top of my list of what I'd like more of.

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really good

I loved it soooooooooooooo much and it was really really amazing and thank you for letting me read this book

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  • Bunni
  • Oklahoma
  • 01-15-17

love this series

I really love this series. I listened to the first book from my library. but they didn't have the other two. so I got em here and SO glad I did. great series.

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fantastically fun read!

The Hex Hall series has to be one of the most fun paranormal YA reads, I've read in a while. The main characters snarky first person point of view is amazingly funny and down to earth. For a girl who just found out that she's a demon, in an arranged marriage to the hunky young grounds keeper and her BFF is a Young lesbian vampire.
The story is a Young teen appropriate read. With no foul language or overtly sexual innuendos, if you're a parent who looks for those qualities in their children's reading. ( I don't find it all that important ) but this author has pulled together a series with witty writing and good clean fun. Which seems to be harder and harder to find in YA these days.
However the the author does not shy away from important teenage issues such as Sexuality, sexual preference and morally challenging issues.

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Best ever!!

Totally loved this book and can't wait to dive into book three. The audible edition seriously brings it to life.

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Wow I normally don't get to the 2nd book in a YA..

I love how YA books suck me in...but normally I lose interest after the first book due to predictability...but this series keeps you on your toes and is interesting, and characters are believable.

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Now I'd call it original

Would you recommend Demonglass to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. I thought the first novel lacked originality. Don't get me wrong it was good it just was too familiar. Demonglass however, is much more original. I was entertained the entire time and I can't wait to read the third novel. The ending will leave you speechless. Dukehart does an amazing job as well.

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Couldn't finish it. Narrator not good.

What would have made Demonglass better?

Get a new narrator. I found myself not listening to the story, but criticizing the narrator. I eventually had to stop the book and remove it from my phone.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator. When you are supposed to be British and then you accidentally go into a Southern drawl, it is not ok. Why didn't anyone call her out on this?

Any additional comments?

It's a shame. I do like the storyline. I will be requesting a refund.

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