Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Source: Bought
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Last year, I heard so much about Hex Hall and how amazing it was, but somehow I didn't end up reading it till a year later and I regret that. Hex Hall was a hilarious book that is full of charming characters, a remarkable plot, and a premise that leaves you wanting more. Like Sophie didn't understand all the strength and power that she possessed in the beginning of Hex Hall and that made me sad, since she was such an amazing girl. I loved that she found out who she is and what that exactly means. I loved all the sarcastic humor that she had, which made the story more enjoyable. I also loved that she was a good friend and made mistakes, but she didn't hold that against herself. Archer was a very swoon-worthy guy and I loved every moment that he was in the book. Jenna was such a great friend to Sophie and I loved see all the trust and loyalty that they had between each other. Cal was also so sweet.
The plot of Hex Hall is just as remarkable as the characters. There were so many surprises along the way that I was on my toes through out the book. The ending was remarkable and I guess waiting had it's advantages, because I read Demonglass right afterwards. I think that the premise was really original and plotted out. I seriously can't wait for more from Hawkins. This book is a one of the kind gem in the young adult paranormal section. Seriously read it as soon as possible.


  1. I've been wanting to read this, too! Maybe I'll stop putting it off. :) I love funny characters and strong voice!

  2. I definitely adored this book. You're lucky you got to read Demonglass right after, because I haven't got to pick it up yet. I'm dying to know what happens after Hex Hall's 'remarkable' ending. :)


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