I just finished reading Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
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.
Cindy from Princess Bookie knows what's on my bookshelves and asked if she could pick what I read next. I said sure and she picked Hex Hall for me since I love books about boarding schools. And she was sooo right! I loved this book!
This book was light and funny and I loved Sophie's sense of humor. I also loved her sense of loyalty and her good heart. I also enjoyed the side characters of Elodie and Archer. I certainly didn't want to like Elodie but for some reason I did. And Archer too!
This book was a fun way of looking at the life of witches, fairies, shapeshifters, werewolves, and vampires. I loved how they all interacted and lived together.
There were some surprises that I enjoyed and didn't see coming. Always love when that happens! I have the next book in the series, Demonglass, in my hands and I can't wait to start!
I gave this book a 4.5 out of 5 rating.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 52
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 31
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 41
2013 Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge: 6
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher for a review.