This is a review of the second book in the Hex Hall series. If you haven’t read the first book, you might want to skip this review. You can find my review of Hex Hall here.
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 3-22-11
Now that Sophie has discovered her demonic roots, she agrees to spend the summer in England with her father. There she discovers that she and her dad aren’t the only demons in town and that a dark force is trying to make more. Throw in The Eye and their never ending quest to destroy her and you’ve got one unforgettable summer vacation.
Sophie is back and although she has discovered that the boy she loves is supposed to kill her and she is actually half demon, she still retains her trademark wit and snarky sense of humor. Their trip to England brings in new characters and some new demons whose existence deepen the mystery surrounding her family’s origins. I really loved the setting of the manor house and the extra mystery that came with it. Even though a lot has changed, the confusing feelings that Sophie has about Archer and Cal have not, so in the middle of the magical craziness is kind of a sweet and funny romance.
This book was just as much fun as Hex Hall with even more action and some new twists thrown in for good measure. There isn’t a lot I can say without giving away spoilers, but I think that there are just as many laughs and sigh-worthy moments in this book as there were in the first. I am really looking froward to Spell Bound which comes out in less than a week!