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Book Watch: Demonglass

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins is the second book in the Hex Hall series. It will be released in the U.S. on March 1, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon in both formats and at Barnes & Noble in hardcover only.

Published by Hyperion Books (a division of Disney), the print edition is 368 pages.

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I am choosing Demonglass as a book to watch, as opposed to skipping to the week of March 8th as I would normally do, because I absolutely love Hex Hall, which I’m currently reading.

This author has such a fun and easy style to her writing that just makes her book Hex Hall (which was released in paperback last week) a wildly entertaining read. Sophie is a completely adorable character and one of my new favorites.

I am so sad that I hadn’t read this sooner. (It was a planned read about a month ago, but got rudely shoved out of the way.) But I am glad that now I only have to wait a few short weeks before the release of Demonglass.

If you haven’t yet read the first book, do not read the Goodreads description or excerpt below as they are somewhat spoiler-y. (I made the mistake of reading the description when adding the book to my Goodreads list of “to reads,” so was tipped off before I even started the first book.)

But just to give you a tiny peek at what’s to come without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that yet again Sophie’s powers are causing some trouble and she has to head off to London to try and fix things. And that’s all that I’ll say, except you should definitely read this series!

If you follow the author on Twitter you can get a Hex Hall fact of the day every day until the Demonglass release date.

If you’d like to read my review of Hex Hall it will be posting later today.

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Goodreads description:

Goodreads description:

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?

Excerpt from Disney Hyperion:

A brief excerpt from the Disney Hyperion website:

“Last semester was intense,” I said to Dad.

“Intense?” he echoed, picking up my file.  “Let’s see.  On your first day at Hecate, you were attacked by a werewolf.  You insulted a teacher, which resulted in semester-long cellar duty with one Archer Cross.  According to the notes, the two of you became ‘close.’ Apparently close enough for you to see the mark of L’Occhio di Dio on his chest.

I flushed at that, and felt Mom’s arm tighten around me.  Over the past six months, I’d filled her in on a lot of the story with Archer, but not all of it.

Specifically, the whole me-making-out-in-the-cellar-with-a-murderous-warlock-working-with-the-Eye-part.

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