Book Review: Hex Hall

Book Review: Hex HallHex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #1
Published by Disney Electronic Content on May 29th 2010
Pages: 336

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.

It is not often that a novel can leave me speechless… but that is exactly what Hex Hall did. Beautifully written, humorous, and so much more make up this outstanding debut novel.

Hex Hall is the kind of novel that has surprises around every corner. Some surprises were amazing and some just took me, well… completely by surprise. This is one of those novels in which I never knew exactly what to expect. And I absolutely loved that.

There is so many wonderful elements within Hex Hall that it is hard to pick a favorite. The premise was fun and engaging. The characters were fantastic. I just loved Sophie. She was funny, and I found myself constantly laughing either at her personality or some goofy situation she managed to find herself in. And Archer… WOW! He is an uber heartthrob with some mega baggage.

When I began Hex Hall, I was in a major reading funk. But thanks to Hawkins and her amazing novel, that funk is a thing of the past. If you are looking for a fun novel featuring amazing characters, a fantastic premise, and a ending that will leave you desperate for more… then Hex Hall is definitely the novel for you. I highly recommend you run and grab a copy for yourself. It is that good.

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10 responses to “Book Review: Hex Hall

  1. Wrighty

    I’ve been in a reading funk myself lately so this sounds like a perfect choice for me. I’ve heard it was good but after reading your great review I’m going to go get it ASAP. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Audrey (holes In My brain)

    I was skeptical at first but after so many glowing reviews, it is at the top of my wishlist! nice review

  3. Book Crazy Jenn

    Don’t you hate “the funk” I was in it for a day or so, earlier this week they stink, I am so glad to hear Hex pulled you out, if there’s one book that could do it, this one could! 🙂

  4. Ooo! I can’t wait to read it after your review. I’ve some mixed opinions, but I’m going to believe yours. I was hoping that this would be a great read. Thanks!

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