Book Journey traveled to: England
Cover: I like it, but after I read the book I think the UK cover is a better reflection of the book
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.
This is the book that started popping up – almost magically on book blogs everywhere. I saw it – I liked what I seen – I wanted to read it!
Hex Hall was the fix I was hoping it would be. The first in the Hex Hall series and the first book from author Rachel Hawkins, I was more than satisfied.
Rachel Hawkins doesn’t only stick with the all too familiar other world creatures we have come to expect (werewolves and vampires, witches and warlocks)…. we get more and I loved thinking of faeries with their onion skinned translucent wings , and shapeshifters who change with their moods.
With all the usual things you deal with in a school setting you have the popular girls, the coveted boy (enter the all too cute Archer), the rebellious outsider, and of course the teachers that cause a total class synchronized eye roll.
Main character and newest addition to Hex Hall, Sophie is a delight to read. She is funny and snarky and I for one am anxious for the next book in this series to grace my reading room. This is a good and mostly clean read (there is one mention of teenage sex in the book) that I really enjoyed.
I purchased my copy of this book from Amazon