- Copertina flessibile: 359 pagine
- Editore: Disney Pr (Juv Pap); Reprint edizione (7 febbraio 2012)
- Collana: Hex Hall
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1423128443
- ISBN-13: 978-1423128441
- Peso di spedizione: 431 g
- Media recensioni: 4.0 su 5 stelle Visualizza tutte le recensioni (2 recensioni clienti)
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 116.713 in Libri in altre lingue (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Libri in altre lingue)
Demonglass (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 7 feb 2012
|Nuovo a partire da||Usato da|
- Scegli tra gli oltre 8.500 punti di ritiro in Italia
- I clienti Prime beneficiano di consegne illimitate presso i punti di ritiro senza costi aggiuntivi
- Trova il tuo punto di ritiro preferito ed aggiungilo alla tua rubrica degli indirizzi
- Indica il punto di ritiro in cui vuoi ricevere il tuo ordine nella pagina di conferma d’ordine
Chi ha acquistato questo articolo ha acquistato anche
Rachel Hawkins (www.rachel-hawkins.com) is the New York Times best-selling author of Hex Hall and Spell Bound. She was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She lives with her family in Alabama. To the best of her knowledge, Rachel is not a witch, though some of her former students may disagree....
Non è necessario possedere un dispositivo Kindle. Scarica una delle app Kindle gratuite per iniziare a leggere i libri Kindle sul tuo smartphone, tablet e computer.
Per scaricare una app gratuita, inserisci il numero di cellulare.
Garanzia e recesso: Se vuoi restituire un prodotto entro 30 giorni dal ricevimento perché hai cambiato idea, consulta la nostra pagina d'aiuto sul Diritto di Recesso. Se hai ricevuto un prodotto difettoso o danneggiato consulta la nostra pagina d'aiuto sulla Garanzia Legale. Per informazioni specifiche sugli acquisti effettuati su Marketplace consulta… Maggiori informazioni la nostra pagina d'aiuto su Resi e rimborsi per articoli Marketplace.
Se sei un venditore per questo prodotto, desideri suggerire aggiornamenti tramite il supporto venditore?
Principali recensioni dei clienti
After last year's crazy semester, Sophie's father is coming to Hex Hall. Sophie's nervous. She's never met her father; plus, he's the head of the magical council. He arrives just in time to see her survive yet another catastrophe - one that put her life on the line, again.
After witnessing what demons can do, Sophie's determined to have her powers removed. However, as head of the Council, her father must agree to the procedure. He's not giving her permission. Instead, he's taking her to England for the summer.
This time together will be a chance for father/daughter bonding time, as well as a chance for Sophie to learn more about herself. She prepares for an easy summer with her BFF, Jenna (a vampire), by her side. She's blindsided by the knowledge that someone's raising demons for weapons, and that her ex-crush, Archer, can't stay away from her, even if it means putting his life in danger.
DEMONGLASS is an entertaining and engrossing read that kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I loved the plot twists, the romance triangle, the layers of magic and knowledge, and Sophie's snark and wit. I also loved watching the relationship develop between Sophie and her father. Plus, it ends on a huge cliffhanger that torments readers who are already eager for book three!
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
Le recensioni clienti più utili su Amazon.com
That said, I had some of the same issues with this book that I had with book 1. Namely, it felt like the lot of adults that were supposed to be guiding Sophie conveniently kept NOT telling her the things she needed to know. Nick and Daisy's presence springs to mind. And her father... their whole relationship was just odd. As far as I know, demons can't suck up knowledge out of thin air, yet he's not telling her the information she needs in order for her to protect herself and/or help him. I'm making my stern, frowny face. Can you tell?
However, despite all that, like book 1, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sophie is growing into herself. She's not comfortable with her powers yet (which, considering NO ONE is giving her the information she needs to GET comfortable, I can understand) and she has these wild, uncontrollable lusty feelings for someone who's supposed to be her sworn enemy. She's confused! Who can she trust? Does she go with her gut and trust Archer when he says he wants to help or does she do the thing that everyone's haranguing her to do and turn him in? Do you see? IT'S A VERY CONFUSING TIME!
Throw in some betrayal and backstabbing and you have shenanigans of EPIC proportions.
Honestly, the betrayal was well done. To be so powerless against people who should be protecting you is creepy as all get. Sophie's trying to find her place in this world and every steps she takes seems to throw more obstacles in her way. BIG obstacles.
I kinda love that.
And yes, I will be starting book 3 pretty much now. Because OMG!WTF?BBQPIZZA!
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
While there she has some things to think about... Whether or not she'll have those pesky powers of hers removed. Is it really possible that she loves that jerk Archer? What will she do about that whole betrothed to Cal thing? Just what does it mean to be a demon?
Of course there's the usual battles, misunderstandings, who can she trust and not trust. And yes -- it ends on a cliffhanger so major that this ends up feeling like half a story, so if you hate that sort of thing in a book (which I do) you might want to wait for the next book to come out and just get them together.
It's a decent story and a fast read. Consistent with the feeling of the first book. No real surprises. Still fun. I just had to knock it down to three stars for being almost TOO predictable and really feeling like half a story. If you can't make me feel like I completed something at the end, it's a let down.
Demonglass really starts off with a bang in some ways. Sophie, having learned that she is a demon, is finishing off her school year at Hex Hall, as the students call it, with plans made to go see her father in London. She plans to go through the Removal to rid herself of her "demon-ness", but her father wants to try to convince her to not go through with that and try to tame her demon side. She agrees to go, as long as Jenna, her vampire BFF is allowed to come along. Needless to say her father didn't require much swaying. And for some reason unknown to Sophie, Cal comes along too.
When she gets to her father's house, she quickly learns that there are two other demon teenagers living there along with the council members, one even being Mrs. Casnoff's sister. Nick and Daisy are more comfortable with their demon-ness than Sophie is. Granted, they don't enjoy it, but have at least come to accept it and Sophie's father hopes that they can be an example to Sophie that being a demon isn't all that bad.
In this world, demons are really creatures, it's just something that people are. Like being a witch, werewolf, vampire, etc. They are still human, but have stronger abilities that make them paranormal.
Sophie learns a lot about herself and other things in London, say like Cal being her betrothed. Yeah. That was a shocker! And it came pretty early on, hence the reason why I'm telling it. It becomes a rift of sorts between the two. Sophie has a nice friendship with Cal and doesn't want to complicate things. Plus, much to her shame of admitting to herself, she is still hopelessly in love with Archer, the boy who works for The Eye--the group set out to destroy supernaturals--and who pulled a knife on her.
I admit, since the end of Hex Hall, I did not like Archer. I didn't like how he betrayed Sophie's trust with lies. I don't like liars in real life, so in books I tend not to like them either. So I was all for Cal! Cal is truly amazing and caring, yet for Sophie, there just isn't that same spark. What makes things worse for poor Sophie's heart is that Archer is in London too.
They have a few brief encounters, but it's not til the last half of the book that they are together more. The romance they thought was gone, turns out, isn't quite dead yet. Sophie feels strong emotions when she's around him, although Archer acts aloof and cold. So yeah, it wasn't til the near very end that I was back to liking Archer and of course that then made my heart break for Cal.
There were some random moments between him and Sophie that looked like something could start, but then the ending came. Basically what we have here is the typical love triangle where the girl feels strongly for one guy but yet still "cares" for the other and he is always the one to be hurt. Of course, I still have one more book to read in this trilogy.
Sophie is still such a joy to have as a heroine! She's so snarky and witty at times. Looove her humor! She's a good person too. A little miffed with her being in the middle of a love triangle, but still gotta love this girl! Some of the things she says are just hilarious and can come at the worst possible moment, like a life or death moment! Yet I can so see me saying something snarky like she did in her moments!
One of the other interesting things about this story is that Elodie Paris, the girl who was trying to raise Sophie's demon grandmother, is a ghost. Normally ghosts of Hex Hall students who died at the school, remain there forever haunting the place. Sucks, right? Yet Sophie is astounded when she happens to find Elodie hanging out in her bedroom in London one day. Yeah, that opens up a whole new set of problems for Sophie that she gets to add to her ever long list! Which is were the new series will spin off! I have yet to read the first description of that book yet, since I want to finish off this trilogy first!
The ending was pretty intense! Not wanting to get into it for spoiler reasons, but it turns out there are a few enemies of both Sophie and her father in London living among them. One I was able to deduce for myself, because a moment came that seemed too out of the ordinary and I was like, "that person is in on it!" See how I avoided the gender there? No spoilers here!
And yes, there is a cliffhanger in this one! As I said, the ending was running ramp with action and it was very intense. And then suddenly, it's over! Luckily I waited so long to read this trilogy that I have the final book in my bag ready to go. It's definitely been an intriguing trilogy so far, my memory still hazy on the first book. But in a way, it's like Harry Potter, yet with more paranormal creatures and people and a little more mature in the romantic sense. So like the later Harry Potter books, but still having time for more romance! Definitely an awesome read!