Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall Book One“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.”

At first I didn’t want to read Hex Hall, because I kept hearing comparisons to Harry Potter. *Hides so she doesn’t get hit* I have tried to read Harry Potter, but I just can’t do it. So, anyhow, I kept hearing great things about Hex Hall, and decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did. It was a fun, light read that I appreciated. The writing was enjoyable. It was at times a bit cliche, but the fun characters made up for that.

Sophie was an enjoyable, yet flawed character. I enjoyed her sarcasm and sense of humor. Archer was a lust-worthy love interest. There were several twists and turns that popped up that I wasn’t expecting! I always love to be surprised, since that often doesn’t happen for me.

I’m excited to read Demonglass, I can’t wait to see what happens to Sophie!

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  1. Jen @ A Book and a Latte says:

    I LOVE this series! Demonglass is even better than Hex Hall. There’s a huge cliffhanger at the end… so now I’m DYING for book 3. Grr. Here’s my WoW post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  2. KThomas5 says:

    demonglass is a million times better!

  3. Jillian says:

    I really liked this one. Can’t wait to read the sequel!

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