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Hex Hall

In YA Book Reviews on January 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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by Rachel Hawkins

YA Fantasy/©2010/323 pages/First in a Series/Recommended for 7th grade and above

Publisher’s Blurb (Amazon):

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 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 Thoughts:

I found this to be a highly entertaining read. It is a very engaging plot with lots of twists and turns. It has hints of Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, and Mean Girls, but it is its own interesting story. It does have some dark moments, but overall it is a good bridge from the lighter middle school books to the more intense Young Adult books. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Other Reviews:

http://www.wickedawesomebooks.com/2012/04/book-review-hex-hall-by-rachel-hawkins.html

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