Funny, mysterious and alluring… Hex Hall is the first book in its series, written by Rachel Hawkins.
Only three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she’s a witch. She has abilities that she doesn’t completely understand how to control. Her mother is very supportive of her and tries her best to help her, even though she’s only a human. Her mother only contacts Sophie’s estranged father – who is an important European warlock – when completely necessary.
But then on prom night, a spell Sophie has cast has gone horribly wrong and caused too much human attention. Sophie is ordered to live at Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for defiant Prodigium (witches, fairies and shape-shifters). Knowing no one from the school and nothing of the magical world, Sophie has never felt more alone.
By the end of her first day at Hex Hall, Sophie has three powerful enemies, a crush on a gorgeous warlock, and a roommate who is the only vampire at the school and the most hated person on campus. But just when Sophie thinks her life couldn’t get any worse, she discovers a mysterious predator has been attacking students and that she could be next…
Overall, I really liked reading this book. I’m not sure why I decided to read this book and I haven’t heard much about it. However, as soon as I saw it, the front cover intrigued me and made me wonder what this book was all about. I love the front cover. When I started reading it, I wondered whether this was just going to be a copy of Harry Potter, except with witches. Little did I know, this book was completely different. The story grabbed me from the very first page and made me read on. I found in some places that things were either a little predictable or clichéd. I felt like I knew what was going to happen with the plot line. But then there were twists in the story that were so unexpected and that I could never see coming. This book had some very funny moments that I loved reading. I absolutely loved the characters. I felt really connected to Sophie. I liked how she knew nothing about the world of magic, because neither did we. It was great to have this magical world shown to us, rather than us just dropped into it, because I found it easy to understand how everything worked and what was acceptable. Sophie was a clever, amusing character and I loved seeing the story through her eyes. And when I met Archer… wow. He was witty, a little mysterious, and he was willing to help Sophie out in tough situations. I immediately thought that Sophie and Archer would be great together. Later in the book, I also found out more about Sophie’s family and the truth about what she really is. Because the rest of the book was a little predictable in places, that was a huge twist that I never saw coming. I thought that this book was a little short and I would have loved it to be a bit longer. However, I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and I’d give it a score of 8 out of 10. I’m already reading the next book in the series!