Demonglass picks up not long after where Hex Hall left off. It opens with Sophie negotiating with her father, head of the council. They come to a compromise: Sophie's to spend the summer with her father in England if she's to have any chance of going through with the Removal.
Demonglass, in general, felt like a heavier read than Hex Hall. The plot was much more serious, more twisty, more complicated. The stakes were higher, and there were more risks involved. In short, it was my kind of plot - engaging and fast.
Sophie grew a lot as a character in Demonglass, and though I appreciated her sense of humor, her snarkiness felt kind of cliched and I didn't like her jokes in serious situations.
Sophie and Archer's romance was well-written and had a lot of chemistry. Sophie's initial aversion to him was natural, given his departure in the last book. Though, a love triangle feels imminent, and one of the main reasons I liked Hex Hall was because it didn't have one, and that was refreshing.
The ending was crazy and hectic - I had to read carefully over the last dozen pages, scared I'd miss something - and left us on a huge cliffhanger. It's left me anxious for the next book, the conclusion to the trilogy.
I give Demonglass a 4 out of 5.