When we last left Sophie, she had figured out who was killing off the witches, but not in time to save Elodie, one of those popular girls/dark witches. (She wasn’t exactly the nicest person around, but she didn’t really deserve to die. …) Oh, and she discovered that Archer Cross, love of her life, was actually a member of L’Occhio di Dio (aka The Eye, an organization that’s out to eradicate the world of Prodigium), and they can never see each other again. In other words: life sucks.
So, how about summer vacation in England? (That makes everything better, right?)
She finally gets to meet her demon/warlock/powerful-dude dad, who comes to Hex Hall to take Sophie away from the frying pan and into the fire. Sure, the place they’re staying (Thorne Abbey) is huge and gorgeous and English, but there’s trouble brewing. There are two demons staying at the abbey, which means someone is “breeding” them. Then, there’s an attempt on Sophie’s life. And, to make matters worse, Archer saunters back into her life. Just when she thought she was getting over him, and learning to like the guy she’s betrothed to (don’t ask), Cal.
This book is just as full of smart, magical nonsense as Hex Hall was. And I’ll have to add Hawkins to my list of people who know how to write a kiss, because this book had some seriously swoon-worthy parts. They are snarky fun, books that are meant to be read in one sitting, engrossing and hilarious, with pretty wicked twists and turns.
Or, in short, awesome fluff.
Rated: Mild for violence and a couple instances of mild swearing.