Series: Hex Hall #1
Published On: March 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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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 tag-along 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.
Review of HEX HALL
I love books about witches. Ever since I fell in love with Harry Potter I think. I’ve read a crazy about of books about them and there’s just something I love about it. Maybe that’s why I liked this book so much. I was a little iffy if I was going to like this one because I also just finished another book quite similar. I hated the main character at first. She’s a little whinny but I got over it and dos did she apparently because she turned pretty bad ass.
I found the plot only ok which is why I only gave it 4 stars. With just a little more it could have easily gotten 5. I liked the whole school for misfits kind of idea and I loved most of the characters. There was also a lot of humor in it which was a nice change for me. Basically it was a good book but not amazing.
Side note: I hate this cover. I’m sorry but I’m a graphic designer so criticizing these things is natural but come on. It looks super childish and why is there a cat? There’s no cats in the whole book! Maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much. They say never judge a book by it’s cover but the cover is everything! That’s the first thing people see! Anyways enough of that.
So 4 out of 5!
“Good luck explaining to God that you used to spank one of his heavenly beings.”