Young Adult

Hex Hall (#1)

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Hex Hall

Title : Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published : 2010
Genre : young adult – fantasy – supernatural – romance
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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 tag-along 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.


While the setting of the story somewhat reminds me of Harry Potter, the Hex Hall’s history made me curious. It’s quite interesting and definitely make you want to know more. Sophie Mercer is such a fascinating character. She’s caring, open-minded, a good friend, witty, hilarious and sarcastic at its best. This lady made me laugh out loud. As for other characters, all of them are interesting. Especially Archer Cross. Oh how I love this bad boy warlock. Lastly, the plot twist in this book is something I didn’t expect. I was like “WHOA! Now, that is one good twist!” What a great surprise.

Overall, I really like this book. I am definitely going to pick up the sequel. If you are looking for a light fantasy novel, give this one a try.


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