Sunday, June 19, 2011

Review: Hex Hall

Book: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Pages: 323
Source: KPL
Stars: 4/5
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.

(summary taken from Goodreads)

Oh my gosh, I adore this book! It's cute and different and knee-slappingly hilarious!

Sophie is just such an awesome character! She has this sense of natural humor about her that makes you laugh your head off, and she's always truthful and straightforward no matter the circumstances. She's exactly the kind of person that I'd want as my best friend! Her roommate, Jenna, is just as lovable with her vampirish love for pink. And some of the stray Prodigium on campus are so ridiculous that it makes me smile too.

Then there's Archer Cross, the hottest warlock on campus. There are some things he does that I don't understand, some things he does that make me want squeal in delight, and some things he does that make me want to punch him out. 

But I honestly adore him to death, and his snarky and somewhat arrogant attitude only makes me love him more. Plus, he has perfect chemistry with Sophie which is important to me when reading about book relationships.

Overall, Hex Hall is 100% enjoyable, with an awesome cast of characters and a storyline that has some things you expect and some things that you most definitely do not. It's a fast-paced and exciting book with a hint of mystery that was entertaining until the very end!

BUY or BORROW?: Buy it! It's an awesome book for laughs and really easy to read. Some passages were so awesome that I have them committed to memory! ;)



  1. You see, this is why I need to pull some of the books that I have bought over the last few months and rat-holed on my shelves, in between some of those reading for reviews and books on loan from the library. lol. ;)

    Great review of the book, you've now made me want to pull it off my shelf and read it, along with Demonglass.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  2. @soulunsung : LOL for sure! x) Hex Hall is definitely one book you should move to the top of your stack of books that you've bought over the last few months and have rat-holed on your shelves, and you should read it in between some of those reading for reviews and books on loan from the library ;)

    Aw, thanks so much! I'm glad that you want to read these books now :)


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