Author: Rachel Hawkins.
Published: March 22nd 2011.
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Sort: Part two of ‘Hex Hall.’
Review part 1: Hex Hall.
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers. But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I liked this book. Sophie finally meets her father and he is pretty cool. He confesses that he still loves her mother, that’s why he never married another woman. How sweet is that? He tries to convince Sophie to keep her powers. He wants her to be able to defend herself and he will learn her tricks he used for years. That’s how he manages to stay ‘normal’ instead of pure evil.
It’s fun that Elodie returned and that Jenna and Cal play a big role in this one. I LOVE Cal! I kept wishing for him and Sophie to come together. There is a certain chemistry between them, but you can clearly see that she is more attracted to Archer. I don’t get her feelings for him, but they are sweet. Cal sounds more like my type. The enemy is much closer than they expected. I honesty didn't see it coming. Great!