Sunday, March 28, 2010

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)

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.


To sum it up: A great start to a new series.

Sophie is sent to a reform school for Prodidium, there is murder, attempted murder, secret societies bent on get the idea. Even though a book about a school for paranormals isn't exactly new it is definitely a fresh take on it. Most of the twists and turns in the book I did not see coming. Sophie is someone I can identify with. She is an outcast, witty, and a loyal friend. I can't wait to read more about her and the other characters in the next book.


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