Monday, July 16, 2012

Hex Hall, Hex Hall, Book 1

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Year: 2010
Publisher: Hyperion New York
Pages: 323

15 year old Sophie Mercer is a witch but her mom is human and Sophie has never met her witch father. She's also never had any training on how to use her powers. On prom night, Sophie attempts a love spell and it goes way wrong; so, she gets sent off to a boarding school for trouble paranormal children a/k/a a reform school. Shortly after Sophie's arrival, something starts attacking students and the top suspect is Sophie's only friend on campus. Can Sophie figure out what's happening and save her friend?

This was an entertaining book. I enjoy reading about witches (in case you haven't figured that one out). I liked the Harry Potter boarding school feel to the story (although this wasn't near up to J.K. Rowling's standards). I liked all the different creatures/species/magical things living under one roof. Sophie's a likable character. Hawkins also gives us some terrific secondary characters that I can't wait to learn more about in Jenna, Archer, Elodie and Cal. And I can't wait to get Sophie's dad's story. 

This is a fun, entertaining, quick read and the perfect way to relax at the end of a stressful day.


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