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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Released: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion
Rated: YA

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 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.

What I thought:

This was a really cute story. I highly enjoyed reading it and could hardly put it down. Drama, action, mystery and betrayal all wrapped up into a fluid story that kept me enthralled until the last word.. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

Sophie seemed a bit shallow at first, but she was just your average teenager.  Willing to do spells to try to fit in, as much as her mom wanted to to be able to.  I liked the little twist part way through, I think it will make for a very interesting series.  I really look forward to the second book! This has great promise for a new series.

I gave it 5 stars!


Avery said...

I loved this book so much! I wasn't expecting to like it really at all, so it was a nice surprise to not hate it!

Laura said...

I love this book! I can't wait for the sequel to come out! I'm glad you enjoyed it :o) The only issue I had with Hex Hall was the lack of attention given to secondary characters. I wanted to learn more about the students that weren't witches. The only non-witch character that the readers really got to know was her vampire roommate.

Aimee said...

I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did either! I am hoping to see more of the shifters/weres and faeries later and learn more about them.

Aurian said...

Nice review, I think I will like this book!

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