Sunday, December 5, 2010

Book Review

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
By: Rachel Hawkins
Published By: Hyperion Book

Summary (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 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.

Dislikes: I really enjoyed this book and had nothing I disliked.

Likes: It's been awhile since I have been able to finish a book in a day as I did with this one.  I loved the setting and characters in this book.  It was what I expect when I sit down to read a YA book.  I loved Sophie's sarcastic nature, her roommates pink obsession, and the mean girls (with their supermodel looks and pretentious names).  I also liked the progression of the relationship between Sophie and Archer and how it was left.

Overall: I loved this book.  There have not been many out lately that had something surprising for me in them. There were a few twists that I did not see coming and I cannot wait to read the next book, Demonglass, to find out what happens next.

Rating: 5


  1. Hex Hall took me by surprise, too. I didn't expect it to be so great! Oh, and Archer? Loved him!

    Welcome to the 'I wish I had Demonglass *right now* club!

  2. Yay Kristina! This was one of my favorite reads of the year, Sophie's sense of humor just made me laugh out loud. I appreciate a girl with a little snark in her:) I can't wait for Demonglass (along with everyone else)!

  3. This was a fantastic read. I can't wait for Demonglass now. Fab review! :)