By Rachel Hawkins
Copyright March 2011
Publisher Hyperion Books
“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?”
This book just grabbed me from page one all the way to the end. I was totally spellbound.
I also have to admit that the cliffhanger at the end makes “Who Shot J.R.” look like a nursery school story. I totally recommend this book to anyone who enjoys rollicking adventure, classic bad guys, and people who earned their white hats as good guys.
FTC Full Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library for the single purpose of enjoying it and writing this review.