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Raising Demons (Hex Hall #2)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  55,483 ratings  ·  3,689 reviews
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 had ...more
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Published (first published March 22nd 2011)
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I am done. I'm so tired of these type of books, that I'm officially calling it quits (....until curiosity and good reviews bring me back).


Why must these books have to have the predictable love triangle?

Why not a love square?

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I'm serious! Why must there be two guys and one girl? Or two girls and one guy? I know. Twilight started it all but come on! Rachel Hawkins is a good author and well, I really liked the way she wrote the characters but seriously, do I have to pick a team? I d
May 24, 2011 Flannery rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Parnormalcy series, fans of VA
I usually don’t give a crap about love triangles. When people are like “Team BLAH!”, I just kind of half-heartedly smile because I couldn’t care less. Except in this series, I actually do. Given the choice between a jerky douchebag maybe-traitor and a sexy, sweet lumberjack-type of dude, I’m gonna go lumberjack every day of the week. I remembered the love triangle from the first book in the series, Hex Hall, but I didn’t remember a lot of the plot before I started the second installment. As it t ...more
Mar 11, 2011 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!!! :)
Shelves: own

Dang! I just read Hex Hall, and I want to read this one now. 2011 is too long away.

How come so many people have already read this? NOT FAIR. (pout)

EDIT Oct. 22: COVER!!! WEDDING DRESS!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT Feb. 14: Ya know, if they kept the orginal release date, it would be coming out tomorrow... I want it now.

Post Demonglass:
(SPOILERS TO HEX HALL, not this one though)
What I feel like doing right now is crying while banging my head against the wall while laughing. I knew goin
You know how sometimes you just take a totally irrational liking to a particular character, and when the story doesn't work out in their favour, you just want to throw the book away? Yeah, that's what happened to me with Demonglass. (Also, why is this book called Demonglass when the demonglass doesn't play any major role in the book?) Before I start the review, I want to make some things very clear. Objectively speaking, this is a great book, and very worthy of four stars. Sophie is still as sna ...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: Wow, Wow, Wow, what can I possibly say? I reviewed Hex Hall a few months ago and like I said before, I was hesitate about this series but than I read Hex Hall and I loved it. So of course I was looking forward to Demonglass but I wasn't sure if it would be as good. Demonglass outshined my expectations, it was even better than Hex Hall!!!! We are back with Sophie who has spent the last few months trying to get over that fateful night she lost a lot. Her dad's back in the picture, her ...more
Wendy Darling
Still heaps of fun! I love a good paranormal book as much as the next person, but sometimes they take themselves too seriously. I'm happy to report that Demonglass retains the same sarcastic humor and a snappy, action-packed plot that is just as entertaining as the one in Hex Hall.

Sophie is spending some time on her father's estate to figure out whether she's going to keep her awesome but pesky powers, and she's still secretly pining for her missing demon-hunter crush, Archer Cross. Complicatin
Emily May

I read this book in the space of just a few hours this morning. This was largely because there were some parts I had to skim-read. I am so so disappointed in this sequel to Hex Hall, it's been a wishlister of mine ever since I put the previous book down and I honestly believed I would love it - it's even set in my homeland after all!

But I couldn't get into the story... well, there actually didn't seem to be a whole lot of story. Basically, Sophie goes to hide out in the English countryside for f
3.5 stars.

Warning: Contains spoilers for Hex Hall....

“Somehow, my whole existence had become a really complicated world problem.
I’d always sucked at those.”

Initial Final Page Thoughts.

High Points.
Still so very hilarious. I really want to have a picnic with Ms Hawkins so I can eat sandwiches and get sunburnt just sit and laugh with at her YA pop culture references and snarky wit. I can imagine her being great company. Sophie… still loved her, but not as much as in the first
I have been anxiously awaiting Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) since I read Hex Hall last March. Demonglass picks up shortly after Hex Hall left off. Sophie Mercer attends Hecate Hall ,or Hex Hall as the students have come to call it; a school for delinquent Prodigium (witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and faeries) who have had trouble controlling their powers.

In Demonglass, Sophie has decided to go through the Removal after discovering that she is a demon, not a witch like she always thought.

*I'm very sorry if my opinions differ from everybody else's. I understand that we all have different opinions. Thank you for considering that. :)

Demonglass was a disappointing novel after Hex Hall. I imagined more of the excellent character development that the previous book had, and an original plot and premise from the now cliched romance stories of today. Sadly, there was little, if none of that.

Demonglass takes off right after the ending of Hex Hall. S
Chantel Acevedo
Fans of HEX HALL are going to love the way the story develops in DEMONGLASS. There's breathless action, and even more breathless, swoony romance, and a cliffhanger that made me both want to high five Rachel Hawkins and also, maybe yell at her a little. No spoilers here. Y'all are going to have to wait until March:)
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
He laughed softly. "I can't see you, but I have a feeling you're cute when you're jealous, Mercer."

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I must minute I was getting very, very bored, and the next, I was gasping and covering my mouth with one hand due to the dramatic occurrences unraveling before me. I think this is one of those situations where, while the second book was super good, it lacked a little of my favorite character....and let me correct you before you make unfair assumptions-I am not that girl who
«A mamá siempre le gustaba decir que casi nunca sabemos qué decisiones cambiarán nuestras vidas, sobre todo porque son las decisiones más pequeñas»

Posibles SPOILERS de Hex Hall 1º libro de la saga

En Demonglass seguimos acompañando a Shopie, nuestra querida protagonista bruja/demonio. En esta ocasión las cosas se vuelven cada vez más extrañas: Primero, Archer, el chico del que está enamorada, no era quién pensaba que era: es un traidor que trabaja para “The Eye” el grupo que caza y mata demonios
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Six Words:

Nope, that doesn't cover everything. Another four words:
Very good but I hate cliffhangers! Also Cal is dreamy
This book was great! The first one was OK, but this one was just great, I really enjoyed it and even laughed out loud -- A LOT! Sophie is an awesome character, a badass chick with some scary whoa-powers, and Jenna, her best friend who happens to be a vampire, also awesome (and she's totally an 'out' lesbian with a girlfriend and everything!). Aside from the awesomeness of non-male main characters, Sophie's sarcastic wit and commentary are AMAZING!

For example, the following phrases are actually p
The first book in the series was awesome. It set up a great world, some fantastic characters, a love interest and a twisted plot. There was emotion, action, intrigue. Then there is the second book in this series. It's what I call a filler novel.

This book spent the first half not answering any of the questions I had from the first book, You would think when that would happen it would be because the action was so intense you didn't have time for info dumps. Sadly that was not the case in this boo
Oh, wow. What did I think of this book? if I could put it in one word it would be superawesomeamazingohmygoodnessI'mgoingtohaveaheartattack :P

It was just so much better than Hex Hall, the characters really got rolling, and Sophie really started to be that independent character that I've been looking for. She gets more into her magic, with a little added comedy (the doritos accident). She really starts to get past the attitude of what many people would feel like if they had a power that could des
Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)
Right, so this one wasn't a favorite. I read it because I liked Hex Hall, the characters of Sophie as well as Cal and thought to give Demonglass a try, but this second installment certainly did not meet my expectations. I don't understand what some of my friends on here mean when they say it was awesome/better than Hex Hall because it lacked a lot of things in my opinion.

Rating: 2

Setting: Hawkins did not take advantage of her setting at all, in my opinion, and made little of it accessible to th
I just finished Hex Hall and as a result WISH this book was already available....I cant wait to see what happens next!!!!!!
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I enjoyed Hex Hall but I LOVED Demonglass! There's new characters, emotions run higher, there's a fabulously darker mythology and a new setting.Put your seat belts on as Sophie, along with Cal and Jenna are headed to London! Not only did I adore the setting, but the wit and sarcasm that I love about Sophie in Hex Hall multiplies with her father in the picture and these two had me laughing out loud quite a few times. Who ever thought a man who's the head of the Council could be so witty and sarca ...more
Veronica Morfi
Oh my... what an amazing book! Be careful, don't start reading this one unless you already have Spell Bound. Trust me.

In Demonglass we follow Sophie to her trip in London the summer right after everything in the first book happened. Accompanied by her best friend, the vampire, Jenna and her betrothal Cal, as we soon discover, Sophie visits Thorne Abbey, the place where her father lives and her Grandmother Alice was turned into a demon. But what she finds there is even more surprising than she e
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Not a bad second installment to the series. :)

This time we follow Sophie Mercer as she she leaves Hex Hall to spend time with her father in England. A few new characters are introduced, and we get to meet up with the mysterious Archer Cross again, Sophie's love interest-turned enemy.

Not everything is as it seems with the Prodigium. Who can be trusted? Who can't be trusted? Is the enemy truly the enemy, or just misunderstood? There are many questions to be asked, and only few to be answered. Book
I intended to give it 5 stars right until the ending. (view spoiler) What the hell?! now I understand (view spoiler), but I'm not asking the girl, who declared she's in love with A ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
What The Beeswax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an ending! OMG I am stressing because I need to know what happened to Archer and Cal (oh he's my favorite) and Her Father and Jenna???????????????????? What a cliff hanger. I loved this series since I picked up and I am counting the days till the next one comes out which is March 2012. What is a girl to do with herself till then????????????????????????

Hahahaha I will have to read other books. So I am off to find my next book enjoy the review which is soon to
This is a funny, light read (although things definitely took a turn toward the serious at the end). When I read the first book in this series, I really appreciated its snarky humor and all the little jabs it takes at young adult paranormal fiction. It’s not that I didn’t want to read the second installment, but I did find myself sort of wondering: how long can a series be maintained as a parody? I mean, even The Naked Gun only made it to 33 1/3 and the necessity of the third movie is arguable at ...more
This was a wonderful and perfect second book in a series. It's not often a second book is so good, but Demonglass managed to pull it off!! I think I said it already often enough but I somehow loved stories that involve boarding schools and such. But what makes this series stand out is the wonderful tone the characters have.

Sophie is one tough and sarcastic main character and I LOVE her snarkiness above everything else. But still, she's just a young girl trying hard to come to terms with her bei
I’m stealing a term from a blurb on another book and applying it to Demonglass. This sequel, is definitely unputdownable. The first book had me expecting a lot of one liners and snark from Sophie. Said book left us with a dead frenemy, a boyfriend on the run and newly discovered demon status. To say that I had been anticipating this sequel, is an understatement. Now that I have read it…. I am a tad disappointed. Wait, I lie! I absolutely, positively loved it.

Demonglass is an excellent mash-up of
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I really don't know what to say about this book, but I don't think you'd all appreciate it if I just said that this book was AMAZING. The previous book, Hex Hall, was good but not earth-shatteringly so. Does Demonglass fit the bill? YES! I enjoyed this one from start to finish and I can't wait to read it again one day.

Once again, Rachel Hawkins puts us on an emotional rollercoaster. Her ability to make us laugh freely one second and then heartbroke
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“It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again.” 708 likes
“Wow, Cross. I think you missed your calling. Screw demon hunting: you should clearly be writing Hallmark cards.” 411 likes
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