Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

April 5, 2013 Review 4

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel HawkinsPages: 323
Published: March 02nd 2010 by Disney Hyperion 
Series:  Hex Hall #1
Source: Gifted from my Secret Santa, Megan!

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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.


My Thoughts & Review

 Sophie is a half witch; her mother is mortal and her father is a warlock. After Sophie risked exposing her magic time after time her parents send her to “Hex Hall” a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters & faeries. Sophie gets wrapped up in a dangerous situation soon after she gets there: someone is after the Prodigium and trying to kill them. A handsome boy comes into the picture, a vampire and a dark family secret 🙂

I knew I would like Hex Hall immediately. First of all, it’s a boarding school(given). Second, it’s about witches and third Rachel Hawkins has a great writing style. It’s incredibly easy to read and fun. I was instantly pulled into the story and finished it in one sitting.

I really liked Sophie. She was a bit emotional but that was to be expected. She was basically thrown into this school against her will, has hardly been around any other magical creatures and isn’t sure who to trust. My favorite character had to be her roommate, Jenna though. I absolutely adored Jenna! She was the only vampire at the school and an outcast. My heart hurt for several times throughout this book because of the ridicule she was put through. Hex Hall definitely wasn’t a book that was friendly towards vampires! I also really enjoyed Archer. He had a great air of mystery surrounding him AND he was handsome, ohh.. and a warlock 😉

One of my favorite parts of Hex Hall was how much was explained about Sophie’s family and heritage. It really added quite a bit to the story and I loved how her great-grandmother came into the story. I also really enjoyed the faeries and shapeshifters. I found Hex Hall really descriptive and I thoroughly enjoyed the setting. I had a clear picture of the surroundings and creatures in my head!

Hex Hall was pretty suspenseful. I thought it would be a bit fluffier than it was so I was pleasantly surprised. I was actually unsure who was going about the killings/attacks and I started to get suspicious of everyone. I really loved the ending, it really leaves you wanting to read the next book. I have a feeling that we won’t be seeing the last of Archer and I can’t wait to see more of Jenna!

If you love light, paranormal reads I definitely recommend Hex Hall!

My Rating
4 Star Rating

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