Review of Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 2, 2010
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “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.”
OMG! Hex Hall was excellent! Seriously had me laughing the entire time I was reading it. I really enjoyed the sarcastic, witty, hilarious phrasing of words and fantastic storyline. Sophie is by far my favorite character of 2010 as well as Jenna (her vampire roommate), they have such classic best friend relationship but what Rachel Hawkins did with the classic part was bring a modern edge to it, which I admire and love. I bought two copies of this book one hardcover and a paperback. The paperback is to take with me to classes (ugh, college) and read when I don’t have to take notes because it really uplifts everything serious and just allows you to laugh over and over again. Another truly fabulous thing about Hex Hall is the guy, Archer, and let me just say he is like a coconut paradise cupcake (my favorite cupcake) with powers. He is striking, snarky, and his responses are always funny. Easily 5 smirks from MissSnarky because of well….the snarkiness and the hilarity of it all.