Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (review)

Genre: Paranormal
Number of Pages: 352
For ages 13+

"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." -Goodreads

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins was an AMAZING BOOK! I am just one lucky girl reading so many awesome books!

Sophie Mercer is my FAVORITE young adult character I have ever read about! Her sarcasm cracked me up. I would literally stop reading and tell the friend I have nearby what sarcastic comment she made next.

Archer Cross is the male main character of the book. At times he could be extremely frustrating, but you can't get past his charm. Yet another boy that isn't hard to fall in love with. Why are all of these authors doing this to me!?! I feel like a lunatic falling for boys in these books!

The ending was definitely wanting me to read the second book. So the next day at 8:00 at night my brother took me to Barnes and Noble! I will be reviewing Demon Glass (the next book in the series) next week or maybe this week since I have spring break!

I was always turning pages for more. Some people say they didn't like this book because it wasn't very paranormal, but that was one of the reasons I liked it. It wasn't a book that put you in a dark mood. Because if you are like me books can put you in "moods". This book was quirky and fun. I think there was enough paranormal to have lots of mystery, just not depressing and dark , like some other paranormal books.

I give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns! Couldn't have been better!


Denise Grover Swank said...

I can't wait to read it!

Katie McCabe said...

This totally sounds like a book I want to read. Thanks Jewelz

Trisha Leigh said...

I love these books, and have to agree about Sophie. I LOVE HER, she's hilarious. I read parts that really cracked me up out loud to people also. Nice job :)

Jewelz said...

Thanks everyone!! :D

Christine Danek said...

This is in my pile of books to read. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to read it.

Jewelz said...

Well thank you so much for taking the time to read my review!

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to read this book!! :) Your reviews are so good! I want to read them all!
Brooke :)

Jewelz said...

Thanks Brooke!!