From Goodreads: 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 student 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.
Over a year ago I wrote a review for Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and I scheduled it to come online when the book hit stores. A few days ago I wrote a post about Rachel Hawkins and went to get my link to my review. I remembered it all so well. The review never posted. So over a year I have been telling people “Oh yeah I loved Hex Hall, check out my review.” or emailing Disney Book Group “I reviewed Hex Hall and would love to continue reviewing this series.” LIAR! I never even noticed my review never posted. So sorry Disney Book Group, Rachel Hawkins, and random people who I told to check out my review.
Firstly I want to mention that I love boarding schools. If your book has a boarding school setting you get like a gazillion automatic bonus points of awesome and Hex Hall was a win of boarding school drama. Sophie was such a fantastically likable character that my teenage self who wanted nothing more than to go to an awesome boarding school would have so been besties with her.
There is drama, intrigue, mystery, hot guys and a bunch of fucking faeries. Seriously someone needs to off those bitches. Sophie and her vampire roommate are bullied around a bit by the mean girls crowd and then there are some ghosties making trouble all over the place. It is all a big witchy mess.
What I love most about Hex Hall and Sophie is she is still learning, she isn’t one of those characters that is uber proficient at everything she does and she messes up all the time and when she does mess things up it’s usually wicked bad. We get to learn about Hawkins universe as we laugh out loud at Sophie’s antics and she has some damn good dialogue in this book people. I can’t wait to see what Sophie gets herself into next in Demonglass (which will not take me a year to review.).
If you haven’t already read Hex Hall then I urge you to pick it up!
FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from another blogger. Many moons ago.
I know lately my reviews have been kinda negative. I thought I had lost my love for YA, everything I had read left a boring bad taste in my proverbial mouth. Hex Hall cured my woes. If it wasn’t so long until this book came out I would be singing its praises in the form of a 4 star review. A huge thank you to Alexa at Not Enough Bookshelves for sharing her early copy with me!
Seriously have I ever asked you to pre-order something? No! Why do I ask you now you ask yourself? (That’s a lot of asking) because if you do not have this book in your hands on the release day you are going to be so out of the loop when everyone and I mean everyone starts singing the praises of this book and you have no idea what they are going on about.
My best Teen Read of the year so far! I hope to do some fun stuff during the release week.