Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins...

Series: Hex Hall (Book #1)
Published:  January 25th 2011 by Hyperion
Pages: 323
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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.


I found this book to be very slow to start off with but then about half way through it really started to pick up. I found that the character of Sophie to very relatable and I also really enjoyed the way that her character was written as with all of the main characters. One of the things that I really liked about this book was the way that Rachel Hawkins has written the book so that for the most part I found myslef not really focusing on the "supernatural" part of the book, which I think made the book a whole lot more enjoyable for me. I was shocked by the ending of this book I was not expecting it at all, I also thought it was a very clever ending because the book finishes in a way that it really makes you want to read the next book, which i definitley intend on doing. Overall I thought that this book was really good and a very strong start to what looks to be a very promising series

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