Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Review: Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins

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, the Council 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.

I loved Rachel Hawkins' Rebel Belle books, so I decided to give her slightly older series, Hex Hall, a try, and boy am I glad I did! Sophie is a witch and goes off to witch school. This is not Hogwarts, in fact several jokes are made about Hogwarts in the books...I started cracking up when she called the groundskeeper Hagrid. I laughed a lot while reading this books actually. Sophie has a very snarky, sarcastic sense of humor and would be really fun to hang out with...until she does something stupid...which happens a lot.

I don't want to give too much away, but the stories were incredibly fast paced. I didn't want to put them down, and read the whole series in two days. (I've been on quite the reading kick lately, making up for lost time and such) These books were great fun, kind of reminiscent of Teen Witch and even Buffy, full of witty banter and moments that get your adrenaline pumping!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh I read these books basically in one breath too! It was such a fun read. I too really appreciated the protagonist's snark.


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