Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Page Number: 323
Series: Hex Hall Series - Book 1
I don't know why, but I was having a really hard time deciding if I wanted to rate this book 4 or 5 stars. I decided on 5 because I'm not sure what would make me want to rate this as anything less than 5 stars.
The plot of this book reminds me a little of Harry Potter. Probably because of the whole "school for magical beings that the human world has no idea even exists" thing. Yea, I'm thinking that's why. In any case, the writing is funny, maybe a little predictable in some places, but still an awesome read.
Sophie is a witch, raised by her human mother because her father is MIA. She's had a few spells gone wrong. Maybe a few too many. Because of this, Sophie is sent to Hecate Hall, Hex Hall to the students, a boarding school meant to reform magical children. There are witches, shape-shifters, faeries, and vampires. Well, a vampire.
Sophie's just learning to fit into this world, but it won't be easy with Jenna, the school's only outcast and a vampire, as her roommate; Elodie and her beautiful (read: mean) coven of witches just begging her to join them; and, oh yeah, Archer Cross, Elodie's boyfriend, who Sophie is beginning to fall in love with despite her better judgement.
Sophie was an interesting character. She had a lot to face up to in this book, and I think she did fairly well. Jenna was probably my favorite character. I mean why wouldn't you love a vampire that's obsessed with pink? Jenna was a really good friend to Sophie, and she was treated badly by pretty much everyone at Hex Hall. A LOT. Elodie is like the epitome of mean girls. I mean, geez! Next character: Archer. Let's just pause for a moment. *swoon* Archer was a really complex character, and I mean really complex. I think I can safely say that you will be very surprised by the ending of this fabulous book.
Hex Hall was an awesome read! It had tons of laughs, magic and mystery that pull you in and keep the pages turning. I'd love to know what you think if you've read Hex Hall or what you think if you didn't, so please feel free to leave me a comment. I can't wait to see what the next book in the series has in store for us! I'm hooked!
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