Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Review- Hex Hall

I just finished reading Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.

From Goodreads:

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. 


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