Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2) by Rachel Hawkins: Book CoverDemonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Synopsis:  

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 Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

Page 63

Serious mojo was an understatment.  My fingers were burning.  The sensation was similar to what I’d felt when I’d touched Archer’s chest and felt the mark of The Eye sear into my palm.  “Whatever that book is, someone really didn’t want anyone to look at it.” 

What is your teaser Tuesday?

It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

Some of you might have noticed that it has been pretty quiet around here for the last few days.  That’s because we headed north for the last long weekend before school started.  That’s right everyone, school in Michigan doesn’t start until the day after labor day.  So that being said, I got a ton of reading done because….there is only dial up and it is SUPER slow.  Anyway on with the summary.

Finished:

Silver Sparks by Starr Ambrose: Book CoverBut I Love Him by Amanda Grace: Book CoverHeist Society (Heist Society Series #1) by Ally Carter: Book CoverPure Red by Danielle Joseph: Book CoverLinger (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #2) by Maggie Stiefvater: Book Cover

 

 

 Silver Sparks by Starr Ambrose –  Awesome Great Can’t Wait to Review!

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace – super sad but so glad I read it

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Pure Red by Danielle Joseph

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Currently Reading:

Love Story by Jennifer Echols: Book CoverDemonglass (Hex Hall Series #2) by Rachel Hawkins: Book Cover

Coming Up Next:

Not sure yet.  I need a bit of a change in pace but not sure what that really means.  Not to mention I have about 7 reviews to write.

Not sure what David is up to reading.  Most of the weekend he was checking out Photography books.

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Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall Series #1) by Rachel Hawkins: Book CoverHex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 

            • Pub. Date: February 2011
            • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
            • Format: Paperback , 352pp
            • Sales Rank: 17,715
Synopsis:

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 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.

My Thoughts:

Rachel Hawkins created a story that is something that almost every teen can relate too and that is being different and not really understanding who you are and where you fit.  I really enjoyed the fact that the spell Sophie cast to arrive at Hex Hall was really one that she thought was going to help someone and make her fit in some place, not easy for a witch to do. After moving around so much, one might think that Sophie would be happy to be in one place but yet again she just doesn’t fit in. It is here at Hex Hall that she finally learns who her father really is and that only makes her even more different than the other students.  Not only is she a black witch but her father is the head of the Council, that sentenced every student to this school until they are eighteen, including Sophie’s roommate, who is even more of an outcast because she is a vampire.  The other black witches try to get Sophie to join their coven, but she wants nothing to do with it.  When Sophie finds one of these girls almost dead, all fingers point to her new roommate.  Sophie is determined to clear her friend.  Sophie is going to learn a lot more than she excepts before she solves this mystery and might get her heart broken along the way.

For me, this book started a bit slow but then it picked right up and I could not put it down.  I can remember times when I was a teen that I felt just like Sophie so it was very interesting for me to see how she was going to work some of her issues out and how she would handle the truth about what she really is.  Rachel Hawkins did a wonderful job with creating a story that plays with your emotions and keep you guessing from chapter to chapter.  My favorite single scene in Hex Hall  was when Sophie is trying to use magic to make her All Hallows dress and it keeps turning out horrible .  It made me laugh out loud.

My Rating:

4 Penguins.  I wish I was using half ratings though as it would be 4.5.  The only real reason why is that the story started slow for me.  That doesn’t mean it will be the same for you so check it out!