Friday, July 30, 2010

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

I really enjoyed this book. After reading it I have become a big fan of Rachel Hawkins. She is hysterical! You should all follow her on twitter @LadyHawkins and her blog here. But back to Hex Hall and All of its Hexyness!

Sophie Mercer has been moved around her whole life. After an unfortunate incident at her prom, Sophie is once again headed to a new school only this one is very different from the others. Hecate Hall is a reformatory school for witches, shapeshifters, faeries, and even a lone vampire. Apparently, Sophie is not the only one who has a habit of getting into trouble.

Sophie lands a room with Jenna, who has a tiny obsession with pink (by tiny I mean this girl has a fixation bordering on crazy-lol). Jenna is at Hex Hall (what Hecate is commonly referred as) on scholarship, which in it of itself is reason for most of the rich snobs to hate her, but it also doesn’t help that Jenna is a vampire. Being the only vampire in Hex Hall creates some problems for Jenna when her best friend Holly is killed and she becomes the prime suspect. Holly’s coven blames Jenna for Holly’s death and they are determined to recruit Sophie to replace Holly. Unfortunately for them, Sophie likes Jenna and she can already tell that Elodie and the others are not people that she wants to associate with. Jenna and Sophie become fast friends. Then the body count starts to rise. Sophie knows that Jenna is innocent but can she prove it in time?

Enter Archer Cross! Can we take a moment and marvel at the simple hotness of the name “Archer Cross”……ok moving on. Archer is a warlock who is indisputably, the hottest guy at Hecate. Archer is also dating Sophie’s new nemesis, Elodie (despite her viciousness I do covet her awesome name). Getting sentenced to string of detentions literally locked in a room with Archer to catalog random junk seems like a blessing and a curse. Sophie can’t seem to shake her growing attraction to Archer. Could he feel the same? Sophie begins to learn things about herself that she never imagined. There are so many questions that unfold throughout the book. Who is Sophie really? And why are people being attacked at Hecate? Is Archer hiding more then his sudden feelings for Sophie?

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) is due out March 1st 2011. I can’t wait! I can tell that this is going to be a great series.


Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Great review. I liked this one too even if it is another boarding school scenario!

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Anne said...

Yeah there are a lot of those out there. lol

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