Monday, April 25, 2011

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins REVIEW

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
I never would've thought that I would like Hex Hall this much! I was never into the whole concept of books about prodigium. I guess that's why I never finished reading Harry Potter (I know, shame on me). But Hex Hall was absolutely amazing, and as soon as I started, I didn't want to put it down.
The story was intense and mystifying. There was barely any flaw to the writing, and so there wasn't a time where I went; hmm... I don't like this part. It was so anticipating it kept me off my seat the whole time. There was also the mystery of who is the hidden killer? It made me guess a lot of times. Before I knew it, something I never would've imagined happened. And I just immediately thought; there you go, problem solved. Who would've known that that was just a deception, to lure you away from the actual truth.
Sophie was the kind of character that you would enjoy reading about. She was a little insecure about her powers, but she was fun to read. It was interesting, funny even, to read how she kept trying to deny her feelings for Archer, the warlock, but everyone knows that love always wins. Whenever she talked to Archer, she was always snooty, and trying to think up a smart and witty reply, which is what got Archer hooked onto Sophie.
Overall, I loved the first book so much, and I CANNOT wait for the second book to see what happens next!!
COVER: 9/10
FIRST LINE: Felicia Miller was in the bathroom crying. Again. -page 1
CHARACTER(S) I DISLIKED: Elodie, Anna, Chaston
SUMMARY: 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.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Hex Hall (and Demonglass) so much! Definitely one of my favorite paranormal series. It also reminded me a bit of the "A Great and Terrible Beauty" series by Libba Bray. Have you ever read those?
    Great review! :)
    - Alyssa of Redhead Heroines
    Book Review of "Hex Hall" by Rachel Hawkins


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