Thursday, August 25, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: 4.5 Stars - RAISING DEMONS (Hex Hall #2) by RACHEL HAWKINS

Title:   RAISING DEMONS (Hex Hall #2)
Author:  RACHEL HAWKINS
Publisher:  Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster
Pages:  359 paperback
Acquired:  Purchased from The Book Depository

RATING:    4.5 out of 5 DEMON STARS

Description from Goodreads:
Sophie Mercer's first term at Hex Hall turned out to be quite eventful. First the ghost of her evil grandmother haunted her every move, then her best friend was accused of murder and of course there was the discovery that Archer Cross, aka the boy of her dreams, was actually an undercover demon hunter - which would probably be something she could have worked on, if she hadn't also discovered that she was actually the demon Archer was hunting…
So, despite their issues, Sophie is actually relieved to be spending the summer in London with her father. But when your father is Head of The Council of Prodigium and your summer is being spent at the headquarters of everything magical, then a quiet holiday isn't really that likely. And, as Sophie struggles to come to terms with her new found demon powers, she finds herself thrust once again into a world of dark magic and conspiracies. The only thing that could possibly make things more complicated would be for Archer Cross to show up again, which of course he wouldn't, would he?

REVIEW:
Well Rachel, you witty little vixen!! Thanks for a continuation of the sarcastic, snarky and rough edged characters you delivered in Hex Hall.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading Raising Demons (others will know it as Demonglass).

Once again I was caught up in the world of Sophie Mercer.  She is tough, sarcastic and quite the powerful little demon!

Raising Demons is set in London at the headquarters of The Council of Prodigium - which her father heads up. Along with Sophie we are entertained with Jenna (Vampire best friend), the ever loyal and dependable Cal (also Sophie's betrothed!), Archer - Demon Hunter (and Sophie's smexy), plus the introduction of Nick and Daisy (Demons).

We get to see the relationship between Sophie and her father grow from nothing to a great connection. Sophie tries it on as any daughter would and yes she gets herself in a bit of trouble!!  Never too demon to be sent to your room for the rest of the day!! 

And for Archer and Sophie or is it gonna be Cal and Sophie?????? Well we see Archer and Sophie connect like wildfire - yet there is still this lingering best boy buddy connection that grows with Cal.  These are our teams to choose from people - uber smexy bad boy Archer......or trustworthy yet hot good guy Cal!!! What's your choice? 

Sinister master plans have been drawn up by those wanting the prodigium obliterated - among them The Eye. And of course the centre and main target is Sophie. 

We are of course left with a monster of a cliff hanger - true to Rachel Hawkins writing skill!!  Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) can't come out quick enough.

ENJOY!
MARISSA


1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh Rachel is evil! That cliffhanger! Seriously, woman?! You like torturing your fans? Sigh. Yes, yes you do. Loved this! Sophie is such an awesome character, I love her attitude and sarcasm :D But Archer or Cal? Damn, I don't know. Cal is so sweet but Archer just has that... spark. His interactions with Sophie were brilliant and I can't wait to see more! Great review, so glad you enjoyed it!

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