I remember seeing Hex Hall for the first time on Goodreads and falling in love with its plot. My excitement heightened even more after reading LOTS of positive reviews about it and I realized that I NEED to read it!
I have probably said this too many times but I just love stories with witches or wizards themes. I was really fascinated with them and the story of Sophie Mercer is definitely one of my favorites!
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Publication date: March 2, 2011
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.
What I absolutely loved about Hex Hall was its fantastic plot which is full of mystery and humor. It was also perfectly paced and has an entertaining set of characters. It was definitely a delightful read! The idea about Prodigium was really refreshing for me because not only it’s a reform school but it’s a reform school for “magical” ones or from what Sophie had said “Juvie for Monsters”. Sophie’s misadventures inside the reform school were positively funny I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve laughed my head off! And the twist on climax was really, really awesome! Didn’t see that coming!
I had such a wonderful time reading the book from Sophie’s point of view. She’s so witty, straight-forward and certainly funny. In a way, she kind of reminds me of Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch (another favorite witch of mine). The supporting characters like Jenna, Archer and Elodie were all fun to read as well. They made the story livelier and add certain thrill in the plot.
Hex Hall is a light and highly entertaining read and great start of a series full of wild adventures and I am so ready to read the sequel Demon Glass (hopefully before the third book comes out). I recommend this to those who loves YA Paranormal stories with mystery and great humor.