Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Review: Hex Hall

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
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Description: 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.

Review: This is one of the most underrated paranormal books out there. It's a good fun read. I thought it was going to be totally predictable and not really all that great, but I was wrong. It's funny, entertaining, original, and definitely worth reading.

Sophie is funny and totally likable, she's someone you'd actually be friends with. Even the "evil supermodels" aren't so bad, when they're not being totally horrible. Part-mystery, part-romantic comedy, Hex Hall is like Twilight meets Harry Potter. 

This is one of those action packed quick reads. It goes so fast and is so engaging and fun to read that you won't want to put it down.

 Fun, fast, and funny.
Reviewed by: Megan

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