Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Hex Hall

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Publisher: Hyperion Books CH
Publication Date: March 2nd 2010
Pages: 336
Source: Library
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

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.
Hex Hall is a cute, interesting book about a witch named Sophie who is sent to a school witch is pretty much Juvie for Paranormals. Throughout the story Sophie runs into a lot of trouble including the wrath of a teacher, a hot guy who might possibly seem more perfect than he really is and the near deaths of some classmates.

The characters in this book were all very well distinguished from one another with very fun (or not so fun) personalities and, of course, lots of magic. Though Sophie doesn't have the most extravagant of personalities she has a very fun voice as she comes into this magic school as a girl who has been raised by a human mother. My favorite character in the book was probably be Jenna, Sophie's pink obsessed, funny, cute, vampire, roommate.  The story centers around Sophie's crazy time at Hex Hall as she faces mean witch classmates and a ghost that can see her... even though that's not supposed to happen. Though amazingly packed with some awesome stuff the story seemed a little lacking to me. I feel like with all that the story delivered there could have been more content in the book to make it even better.

Hex Hall was such a fun read with great characters and lots of good content that could have been a little longer to make it even better. I liked it a lot!


  1. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one, Erika! I thought this one was super hilarious, and literally laughed out loud while I was reading it. It was such a different paranormal book, totally unique! I loved it. I'm looking forward to seeing your reviews for the other two books in this series! <3

    Lovely review, Erika!!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  2. I really liked this book! It reminded me of the Paranormalcy books a little bit. They're both pretty light and fun with a really unique perspective of the supernatural elements.
    And my favorite character is Jenna, too. :)

  3. So glad you liked it! I'm actually just reading Spell Bound now. I'm excited to find out what happens, but I'm sad the story will be over. (:( (happy sad face)