Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Monday, July 12, 2010

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I saw this on one of those “Waiting for these” posts, and when I saw it at my library I snatched it up.

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins

Summary (B& 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.

My Review: I’ve always been a fan of anything that deals with witches (it’s the Potterhead in me). It has equal parts witches and other fantasy beings, but it was kind of hard to become fully emerged into the Hex Hall world. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, I am looking forward to the next in the series. I like the world that Rachel Hawkins has created with in Hex Hall. I think the idea of groups hunting Prodigium and how they are fighting it is very interesting. I also find the main character, Sophia Mercer’s family background quite fascinating. I would recommend it for a quick, easy read.

***The Cover of this book is particularly amazing. Its just so pretty and original!