Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hex Hall (Book 1)

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Young Adult, UF

"Product Description

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."--Amazon Discription

My Thoughts:

Sophie has to be one of the best main characters I've read in a long time. She completely drew me in. She held my attention so much, in fact, I couldn't put the book down. I stayed up all night just to finish this book, and I wasn't disappointed. It had everything that I like in a novel: likable main character, tempting love interest whose totally forbidden, and mystery. Rachel Hawkins has gained one more fan in me, and I even looked up her blog where she announced that the sequel to Hex Hall will be titled Demonglass.
Can't wait!!!

PS--I thought I'd share this cover with you all. Kind of reminds me of the craft, only Mean Girls style.


Kaitlin Ward said...

I won an ARC of this in November or so, and I've already read it twice. It's SO hilarious, while also having an awesome plot and a fabulous love interest.
I love when authors manage to mix strong voice with strong plot.

La-La-La-Laurie said...

I effing LOVE THIS BOOK. I'm about to reread it. Glad others loved it as much as I did.

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