Friday, December 11, 2015

Hex Hall By Rachel Hawkins|Review

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Published by Hyperion on March 2nd, 2010
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover

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 tag-along 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.

My Thoughts

When Sophie Mercer's love spell goes awry in the presence of humans, her life suddenly becomes much more complicated. The last remaining option was enrolling into a secluded reform school for troubled Prodigium. Hex Hall's mysterious atmosphere and an array of bewitching witches, fascinating warlocks, twinkling fairies, hair-raising shapeshifters, and a reserved vampire proved life for the next two years would be nothing but ordinary. An outcast, Sophie has no trouble finding others just like her. Jenna, a vampire suspected of killing a student the previous year, struggles to find comfort in Sophie's presence after another student is found similar to Holly. Convinced Jenna is innocent, Sophie searches for answers, befriending a strange ghost and charming warlock along the way. But dark forces lurk in the shadows, threatening the well-being of all Hex Hall's residents. A fantastic story filled with laughter, heart, and magic that will leave you wanting more. I've heard many great things about this series. So, when I discovered this hidden gem at my local library book sale, I knew I couldn't leave it behind. From the beginning, you are introduced to Sophie's and Hawkins' quirky and clever humor. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud while reading this. It is sure to brighten your day!
I cannot get over Rachel's brilliant characters! Each supplied with distinguishable traits and characteristics, the characters perfectly tie the story together. I really enjoyed Sophie's and Archer's witty banter and slow love connection. Although it was obvious Sophie was eventually going to fall for him, I enjoyed that it wasn't an instant love. I found myself looking forward to their fights. Is that wrong? I found those heated discussions inevitably drawing them closer and closer together. And all of those misconceptions give them something to fight about. Enough of that. The two don't fight nearly as much as I make it sound to be.  

Rachel's writing to truly one of a kind. Her elegant sentences wouldn't be anything without a little added flair of sarcasm or sass. I admire Rachel's candidness as she effortlessly throws bombshell after bombshell at you without supplying too much or too little information. I've noticed a trend with Rachel's book, always read to the very end. I cannot wait to read Demonglass!

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