Raising Demons (Hex Hall 2)
"Sophie Mercer's first term at Hex Hall turned out to be quite eventful. First the ghost of her evil grandmother haunted her every move, then her best friend was accused of murder and of course there was the discovery that Archer Cross, aka the boy of her dreams, was actually an undercover demon hunter - which would probably be something she could have worked on, if she hadn't also discovered that she was actually the demon Archer was hunting...
So, despite their issues, Sophie is actually relieved to be spending the summer in London with her father. But when your father is Head of The Council of Prodigium and your summer is being spent at the headquarters of everything magical, then a quiet holiday isn't really that likely. And, as Sophie struggles to come to terms with her new found demon powers, she finds herself thrust once again into a world of dark magic and conspiracies. The only thing that could possibly make things more complicated would be for Archer Cross to show up again, which of course he wouldn't, would he?" Amazon
The second installment of Hex Hall was refreshing. It's as witty and fanciful as the first one, but with more danger. I enjoyed every page, and finished it wishing it was longer. The story continues 6 months after the events of the first one. Sophie meets her dad for the first time and makes lots of discoveries about what it means to be a demon. We also come up against some surprising foes, as well as more appearances from the hunky Cal. And of course Archer.
All in all I really enjoy Hex Hall novels as they are really quite funy which is unusual. I cannot wait for the third installment as Raising Demons ends on a mean cliffhanger.
I give Raising Demons 4 bags of milky way magic stars (would be five but the cliffhanger annoyed me)