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.
Sophie has lead a unique life. She lives with her mom and moves around, a lot, and only recently found out she’s part witch. She hardly knows anything about her warlock Dad, actually she’s never met him in person and rarely talks to him! But the day she performs magic at school changes everything. As punishment, she is sent to Hecate Hall, a reformatory for witches, shifters, faeries, werewolves etc…oh and the odd vampire! Oddly enough, weird things are happening at the school and Sophie seems to be caught in the middle of it all.
I love this cover (my favorite in 2010 so far), the premise & had been waiting for months to read it. The only problem with books like that is sometimes the hype you’ve created sets the bar too high & the book, no matter how amazing, just can’t live up to your expectations. I am so excited to say, that was not the case for Hex Hall and after reading it, I love it even more! I loved the snarkiness of Sophie & the flirting with Archer (the resident hottie – swoon!). I loved the Mean Girls thing going on and not knowing who to trust. I loved all the twists and turns and trying to figure it all out. Can you tell I loved this book? LOL This is one of those books you won’t want to put down & will devour in one sitting. A ‘must read’ and an amazing debut by Rachel I can’t wait for the series to continue and know already this is going to end up on my top books of 2010 list!
I give this book a full 5 of 5 bookies!
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