Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Monday, September 10, 2012

Title : Hex Hall
Author : Rachel Hawkins
Genre : Fantasy
Published Date : March 2nd 2010
Publisher : Hyperion
Pages : 336
Source : Bought
Rating : ✿✿✿✿

From Goodreads :
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.


I was totally pessimistic about this book the first time I was its cover. The first thing that came to my mind was that this book would be another cheesy schoolgirl love life. Obviously I had been wrong.

"Archer Cross, resident bad boy and total heartthrob. Warlock. Every girl here is at least, like, half in love with him. Crushing on Archer Cross might as well be a class.”

Hex Hall told us about seventeen-year-old Sophie Mercer, who was born as a witch, and struggling to settled with her life. 
Protecting her image as a normal human, she and her human mother had moved out every times Sophie blew up her cover. And that happened a lot. When her father told her to attended Hex Hall—a school specially build for a Prodigium or paranormal kids
Sophie could finally opened up as a witch and enjoyed a normal school life. But that was until an attempted murder began at her school. And that Sophie’s roomies and her only best friend, Jenna, was accused because she was a vampire.

Throughout the book, Sophie’s characteristic and personality totally made me laugh. She was funny, witty, and downward sarcastic. I love how she would comment some things silently and said something totally different.
And I also like it how Rachel Hawkins could make the usual cliche
you know, hot guy ditch the hot girl and go for the ordinary thing and all thatfun and not really all that cheesy.

Archer Cross, Sophie’s love interest and our main hero, was a bit bland for me and not too undeveloped. Like he was there solely to complement Sophie.

Another character I really love was Elodie, Sophie’s rival on love, and you know who, the hot girl. I really love her snotty and bratty attitude, being the drama queen and acting all high and mighty. Some people would hate it, but I love it when the character was distinguishable from the others, even when it was because her negative attitudes. That means
for me personallythat she had a strong traits.

The story plot wasn’t too great, and not really epic unique. It had been done before, and the story line was predictable. But Rachel Hawkins great characters totally add up the fun and made up to that.

Overall, I think this book has the best character I’ve ever read
which is Sophiebut not that epic story line. For you who love fantasy and would love some light reading, I totally recommend this book.

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  1. This one has been on my TBR list for a very long time, I just never seem to pick it over everything else that is on the list. From your review it sounds like it would be perfect to squeeze into free moments during the school year, at least it won't require much thought or too much emotional investment.


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