Thursday, May 5, 2011

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Goodreads Summary:
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.

This was a fun book and it was interesting. Sort of like a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but with a girl as the main character. Sophie knows she's a witch, but she sometimes does magic in front of humans and so she gets sent to Juvie for her kind. It lacks a magical atmosphere, it seemed more like a boarding school for freaks. It had a good story that kept moving along, even if it was a little predictable. I'm about to start the sequel, so I definitely liked it enough to keep going, but it wasn't amazing. Also, the cover, although beautiful, flat out confuses me. It doesn't have anything to do with the book, other than she has a school uniform. Good read though, so go check it out!  Has anyone else read this?  What did you think?

3.5 stars
A fair amount of language and some minor kissing

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