Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall Trilogy
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Hex Hall
Date Started: December 10
Date Finished: December 11
Format: Hardcover from my local library
Life has been difficult for Sophie Mercer the last year. She found out that she was a witch, a dark witch, and then ultimately a demon. The guy she had a crush on turned out to be a member of The Eye – a group of people who hunt and kill Prodigium. It’s been six months since she killed her psycho demon grandmother Alice, and decided to go through the process of Removal. Now, she’s just waiting on her dad, the head of the Council to come and whisk her away to London so that she can go through this process.
But he gives her an ultimatum instead. Spend the summer with him and after that if she still wants to get rid of her powers he’ll approve her decision. She agrees if she can bring her vampire friend Jenna along with her. In London, she discovers that things outside of Hecate aren’t as peachy as the headmistress has made it out to be. Other than her father and herself, there are two other demon children – Daisy and Nick – and they’re staying at the Council’s new headquarters because The Eye burned the old one down months ago. And the Eye has teamed up again with one of the Brannicks so a war between them and the Prodigium is inevitable. Then there’s also the unresolved issue of Archer Cross that she has to face when he saves her life one night. What’s a girl to do?
So, compared to the last book, I loved this one a whole hell of a lot more. Hawkins stepped away from the predictable boarding school setting and put Sophie in a different city where she got to reconnect with her dad and learn a little bit more about herself and her powers. I also liked the characters of Nick and Daisy, they were like the Weasley Twins only slightly darker and oh yeah, dating. As for the romantic triangle between Cal, Sophie and Archer, I could have honestly done without it. Sophie and Archer are meant to be together and no one can convince me otherwise.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the fact that they made the headmistress of Hecate and her sister the villains. A predictable storyline again, but I’m still intrigued to find out what happens now that Sophie’s powers are bound and what happened to Archer, Cal and her father? Good thing I have the next book!
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