Title: Hex Hall
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pub Date: Paperback- February 1, 2011
Author: Rachel HawkinsReceived From: Purchased
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.
On a recommendation from Kate I picked up Hex Hall at the book store a few weeks ago, I read the description, thought it sounded like a cute book and set it aside to finish up some other books. I have no idea what I was waiting for. Once I started this book I was loving it, but not in the I must read it all in 2 days way. I read this book over a week, I took my time and really digested it. I truly enjoyed thinking over all the Prodigium that Sophie was introduced to and imagining life for them. I was probably most taken with the other witches in the book. Although it was pretty amazing to see the interactions between different Prodigium for me the story was really told in the witches and warlocks that Sophie interacted with!
The mystery in this story kept my mind racing and when one was solved another appeared. I never had any of them right in my mind which really proves to me how amazing this book is. I'll take the shock over the "I knew it all along" anyday! I was also really drawn to the idea of Sophie's father and who he is, the relationship they have with one another and where that is going to go! I cannot wait to pick up the second book in this series Demon Glass, and then the third just came out as well! Nothing is quite as great as a series that already has a few of the books out so I can get hooked in an easy fashion!