Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Review: Hex Hall
Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins
Description from goodreads:
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.
When Sophie tries to help someone get the guy they want, the spell goes wrong and it goes pretty public. She gets sent to Hex Hall, where her room mate is the only vampire (besides a teacher). Sophie also earns enemys pretty quickly. There is also the incredibly gorgeous Archer, who is taken by the enemy Elodie. She is also being visited by a ghost, who wants to further her powers, but is the ghost someone she can trust?
Girls are also being attacked and everybody thinks it's the vampires. What is really happening.
I wanted to read this book based on the fact that it is at a boarding school. I do not know why they appeal to me, I just love the idea, I have never been.
I knew immediately I hated Elodie and her gang of evil witches, they are mean and terrible. I was also not liking Archer do to the fact that he was Elodie's boy friend, and he says shes not all that bad, yeah right. I do not think anybody has an excuse to treat people like crap.
I did like that it was kind of a mystery and there were all these changing of events. Everything I thought I knew changed. 4/5