Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Published: April 1st 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's
Paperback, 336 pages
sbn: 1847387225

Goodreads Summary
"When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she 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 Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, 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, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect"

My Take:  

This was a fun, light and funny read! I enjoyed it immensely :)
It was just the right mix of humour action and mystery! And not to mention paranormal characters!

I'm a sucker for books involving magic and this was no exception. I wait anxiously for the next instalment and I have a feeling this will be a reread regular for me!

My Questions

Long List in spoilers

*Spoilers* (Drag over to highlight)

Sophie's love interest turns out to be a bad guy! I took me by surprise which is nice :D
And then we find out she is a demon and not a witch and that she can snap at any moment and someone might get hurt!!
I wonder if she will go through with the removal?
Will they find Archer?
Maybe he is doing it to save his family?
Is he really all that bad?
Will we see more of Elodie the ghost?
When are we meeting Sophie's dad?

Favourite Quote:

"Good luck explaining to God that you used to spank one of his heavenly beings."
Mom gave a startled laugh. "Sophie!"
"What? You did. I hope you like hot weather, Mom, that's all I'm saying."

"So if you can heal with your touch, why are you working here as like, Hagrid, or whatever?" 

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Next Instalment: 

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins


Sullivan McPig said...

Hmmm... I might give this a try.

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