Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This past weekend I have read three wonderful books. Eve by Anna Carey, Hex Hall book one and book two, Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins.

By Anna Carey
336 pg
published October 4, 2011
"The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life"

Review: So I am not even going to lie..this book made me very sad. I hate when stories are like that. I am looking for a way to escape, not feel as if I never left this place we call home. Other than it being sad, I loved it. I know that sounds ironic but I just could not stop reading. It captivated me from the very beginning. Eve discovers what REALLY happens to the graduates once they graduate, and let me tell ya, it ain't pretty! So she finds out the big secret and decides to escape the school grounds one night with the help from a certain teacher who tells her of a place that would be safe for her. Well sure enough she runs into trouble and meets a certain boy, Caleb, who she obviously falls for and becomes good friends with a girl she never thought she could be friends with. Her name is Arden and I reallly loved her because she was funny and didn't take crap from anyone. Eve soon finds out that the King is looking specifically for her and she has to run for her life and go into hiding. Full of action, love, and betrayal, you do not want to miss Eve. The sequel should be coming out sometime in 2012 but I am not sure when. It is called Once.

Hex Hall Summary:"Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her."

Demonglass Summary:"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?"

Hex Hall is one word, AMAZING!!!!! I finished both books in two days and let me tell you, I was entertained the whole way through! I fell in love with everything about the story and almost everyone too. Sophie is the girl I wish I could be. She is smart, funny, and absolutely the coolest girl I have read about in a long time. The love triangle in Hex Hall doesn't even bother me one bit either, I think I am in love with both boys. For those of you who do not know their names, it is Archer, the bad boy, and Cal, the silent but beautiful type. Now that we have that cleared up, if I just had to choose between these two hunks, I would choose Archer. I just can't resist him, just as Sophie can't haha.
In Demonglass we get more in depth with what Sophie is, which is a Demon. I found that really refreshing and new. In the first book we think she is a powerful dark witch, the most powerful in her generation. But that is not the case. She is a big bad demon and she hates it. In book two though, she begins to cope with it and decides she is going to embrace being a demon.
Her best friend Jenna is a vampire and is awesome. Her favorite color is pink and in Hex Hall, everyone blames Jenna for killing a girl and hurting two others. But it is infact not Jenna at all and I do not want to give anything away but the person will surprise you. I know I was surprised and just a tinsy bit disappointed.
We also meet Sophie's father in the second book, a man who she has never known her whole life.
Book two ended with such a big cliffhanger that I almost cried, okay not really, but I wanted to!
I do not think I can wait until March. I NEED to find a way to find an early copy of the book so I can get my Archer fix:)

Until next time lovelys.
Comments are GrEaTLy appreciated!


  1. I can't wait to read the books in the Hex Hall series! I've always loved books that deal with witches, demons, etc, and these look great.

  2. Yeah the series is amazing! Wait until the third book comes out though. Because the cliff hanger definitely leaves ya hanging.

  3. I have just reserved the Hex Hall series at my library, or well book one anyway as that is all they have. But eve I so want to read that as well. they both sound amazing and sit happily on my too read list just waiting for me to get some money to get them

    1. I can actually lend you the first book if you have a nook or kindle. It will stay with you for two week, and come bank to me. I would gladly let you borrow!


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