Monday, January 30, 2012 | By: Melina Latremouille

{Review} Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #1)
Published: March 10th 2010
Publisher: Hypherion
ISBN:  1423121309 (ISBN13: 9781423121305)
Pages: 318
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought myself
Shelfability: Acquire/Covet
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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.
My Review

Cover:
At first I wasn't sold on the cover, which is pretty much why I put off reading this literary gem for so long.
The Insides:
First page, first sentence and I was in love! The plot was brilliant, the characters (especially Sophie) were brilliant and the hot boy was smoking HOT!
This book made me laugh so much my face hurt by the time I was done. I loved the mix of species or Prodigium coming together at Hecate and truly felt entranced in this universe. The resident villain, Elodie wasn't all that evil as much as she was conniving and mischievous, I felt sorry for her at some points. Hex Hall was a great series first and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Rachel Hawkins really made sure her readers would instantly be hooked by Sophie's wit and a plot riddled with mystery, a budding (Hot and heavy) romance and very nicely developed supportive characters (ahem Cal!). 
Sometimes the book was a little predictable and some of the characters and conversations were slightly juvenile but none of that took anything away from the sheer brilliance of this book.
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