Reviews: Demonglass AND Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

15 Jun

First up, Demonglass

I anxiously awaited the second installment of the Hex Hall trilogy. When a friend of mine handed me an ARC of it I was ecstatic, but somehow it sat on my shelf for over a year. Well since I just checked out the third book, Spell Bound, I figured it was time to read Demonglass.

It had been awhile since I read Hex Hall and I was a little fuzzy on the details, but Rachel Hawkins does a great job of summing up what had happened in the first book without boring the reader with pages of back story. Demonglass was a great follow-up to Hex Hall. Sophie’s story of connecting with her demon roots is very interesting. Demons don’t show up as good guys usually, but Hawkins did a great job of explaining how that can work. Not all demons are good mind you, but they don’t have to be evil.

It is summer break for Sophie and her father insists that she spend it with him in England. She brings along her friends Jenna and Cal, but things at Thorne Abbey aren’t exactly as she expected. To make things more complicated Archer, her enemy/boyfriend? keeps showing up and she realizes that maybe the people she trusts are not the ones she should.

If you read Hex Hall you’ll definitely want to read Demonglass. The complex life that Sophie and her friends lead gets even more twisted and she learns that you can not only trust your sworn enemy, but you can actually love them.

In Spell Bound, we pick up right where Demonglass left off.

Sophie learns who her family really is and why her mom really always kept them moving. Now Sophie is faced with essentially saving the world. But without a plan a real plan or powers that seems like a daunting task. And to make matters worse, she is still being haunted by Elodie, a girl who kinda hates her and keeps taking control of her body, and has not one, but two boys vying for her affection.

The third book in the Hex Hall trilogy is fast paced, well written, and brings together a complex story to make a great  finale to Sophie’s story.

Not everything is completely tied up in the end, making me wonder if perhaps there will be another addition. I know it was supposed to be a trilogy, but Rachel Hawkins certainly left enough open to write at least one more book, if not more.

This trilogy is a great find (and the covers are cool too).

Rating for both books: didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing

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