here. The similarities to Harry Potter didn't end as the second book went along, so the people who didn't like that aspect of Hex Hall will continue to be disappointed. I loved that aspect personally though, because I was sad the Harry Potter books were over and I hadn't found a book that filled my cravings since the final one was published a few years ago. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who felt the same way about J.K. Rowling's best series, because it helped me fill the void and I think other readers will feel the same. In Demonglass the main character, Sophie, is introduced to her new home, Thorne Abbey, and is eager to leave the danger and drama of Hex Hall behind her. Little does she know her new home has its own share of danger and drama too. While she's at Thorne Abbey she is supposed to get to know the father she had never met before and there is certainly a lot to learn about him. Things she thought she always knew are revealed to be wrong and Sophie has to learn how to be the person she really is, instead of the person she thought she was. This was another quick read, but there were a few long passages of history and I felt they could've been worked in a bit more smoothly, because I did find my mind wandering a few times throughout Demonglass. I really hoped this one was going to be worthy five stars and I was really excited to read it, but it didn't quite hit the mark. The book ended in an enticing cliffhanger though and I can't wait for 2012 for the third book to be released so I can find out what happens next. I would recommend this series to any fans of Harry Potter, fantasies, school-related fiction, magic or YA.
Favorite things: the continuing similarities to Harry Potter, the beautiful descriptions of the gardens and the building at Thorne Abbey, the unexpected surprises, the overall storyline and the amazingly gorgeous covers for this series!
Criticisms: there were a couple dull moments throughout and then I don't know what exactly is missing, but both this book and Hex Hall were lacking something that could've made them great.
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars. I was really hoping this one was going to be great, but I'm still eager for the third to be released, because I am interested to know what's to come!