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Desafío (Hex Hall #2)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  66,017 ratings  ·  4,115 reviews
Creo que marcharme a Londres para someterme a la Extracción no ha sido una buena idea. ¡Yo solamente quería que me quitaran los estúpidos poderes que tengo! Pero aquí parece que todo se está complicando: descubro que en el mundo existen más demonios aparte de mi padre y yo, El Ojo insiste en matarme y debo decidirme por Cal, mi prometido, o Archer, mi… ¿enemigo?
Paperback, 275 pages
Published June 4th 2011 by Destino (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
Aj the Ravenous Reader

This sequel to Hex Hall is...

KIDDING! Lol. It’s the exact, complete opposite of boring. In fact, every chapter-ender plants a smile on my face or induces a pleasant look of anxiety for what’s to happen next or invokes a crazy ugly squeal. It’s a total page-turner.

The plot is even more adventurous and challenging and I’m completely engrossed especially because the narrations and dialogues are a whole lot funnier and the romance is a whole lot swoonier although I do empathize with readers’ rev
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
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
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
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My first thought about this book was that it was a lot sadder than the first. There were so many emotional turns in this book that it left me hanging. Sophie is as sarcastic and as strong as she was the first book but she still has her doubts about who she is and her powers. She hopes to find out the mystery of the Eye, Archer, Cal, Hecate Hall’s leader, and the Council since there are many disappearances and demons being used for evil. Her budding relationship with her father and the bumps in t ...more
I literally read this in one sitting! Rachel Hawkins' books are so much fun and fast reads ! And the endings always leave me craving more.
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.
Rachel Maniacup
Rachel Hawkins did it again! This book is just as good as the first and I love it!

In this sequel,Sophie meets her dad.I mean,really gets to know her dad and bonds with him in a unique way such as power developing/controlling. She also meets some more demons who didn't know/have no memories of why and how they existed. Sophie is also with Jenna(her bestfriend)
here(I'm glad),and Cal who plays a more prominent role in this book.

I wonder who would Sophie choose: the one she's bethroted to, or the on

*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
Neil (or bleed)
In this sequel of Hex Hall, I am pleased to say that Sophia Mercer, our protagonist/heroine, was still sarcastic and witty as she used to be. The book itself, actually, is bewitching and exciting to read and it became more exciting and more bewitching because of Sophie. I really enjoyed her character, her personality, her sarcasm and her charm. All through out the book, even the scenes are made to be serious, she never forgot to showcase her wit and snarky-ness, which made the scenes slightly li ...more
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This is the sequel to Hex Hall. In order to properly enjoy this book, I highly encourage you to read it first. This is not a trilogy to read out of order.

In some ways I enjoyed this more than the first one, and in others a bit less. To start, I liked the writing better. I didn't feel the topics and style were geared towards teens only. While a young adult book, this one did not rub me in the annoying way the first book did at times.

However this book did not really grab and easily hold my attent
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:)
Temevo il peggio, confesso, soprattutto quando dopo neanche due pagine scarse, l’autrice fa chiaramente intendere la possibilità della comparsa di una figura geometrica sopravvalutata e super sfruttata come quella del triangolo.
Fortunatamente, la Hawkins fa scelte intelligenti ed adeguate alla situazione. E infatti questo volume l’ho proprio divorato. La lettura non è appesantita dalla questione amorosa, ma è anzi brillante, divertente e sufficientemente misteriosa da farsi apprezzare e sopratt
«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 demonio
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 wh
Six Words:

Nope, that doesn't cover everything. Another four words:
Very good but I hate cliffhangers! Also Cal is dreamy
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
Un très bon tome 2 ! Bon, c'est vrai que le triangle amoureux qui se profilait va peut-être me souler dans le tome 3 mais à voir !
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
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