*REVIEW* Hex Hall
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.
This book was sooooo GOOD!! Totally hooked me in right away and kept me engaged until the very last page. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend everyone read this book! It's got great characters, a steamy hot boy, intriguing magic, and potential dangers lurking around every creepy corner of Hecate Hall. This book is made of WIN!
Hex Hall introduces us to Sophie, a teenage witch who has gotten herself into quite the pickle... a spell gone wrong has landed her at Hecate Hall, better known as Hex Hall by the students who go there. Hex Hall is a place for Prodigium to go when they seem to have lost their way. Sophie quickly makes enemies with three powerful witches, attracts the scorn of an evil teacher, and makes friends with her vampire roommate, the girl who ends up as the number one suspect when students begin being attacked.
Sophie learns more about the forces in the world set against Prodigium, begins taking private magic lessons from a special ghost, and develops intense feelings for Archer Cross, a warlock she's been spending a lot of detention time with. When Sophie uncovers a shocking truth, will she be able to handle it? And will she find out in time to prevent another attack? And when Sophie figures out something shocking about herself, what will she do next? All will be revealed in this magical book!
I really loved this book. It just SNAGGED my attention from the very beginning and it never waned which is so rare. Sophie is an awesome character and Archer? Oh my YUM! Definitely have a new lit boy crush! I also loved Jenna and felt so sorry for her at times! This book has a great supporting cast. Even some of the more evil-seeming characters are intriguing.
I really like the world that Rachel Hawkins has created. Who doesn't love magic? And magic coupled with scary hate groups and danger and demons and secrets? Yes, please! This book has it ALL and I cannot wait to inhale the second book in the series, Demonglass. But Hex Hall? Easily a 5 star rating. Superb!! Seriously: if you haven't read this series, do yourself a favor and check it out. It is SO worth it. Enjoy! *XOXO*