Saturday, 18 August 2012

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: April 1st, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Personal Copy (E-book)
Rating: Five Smoking Hot Stars


"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."                                                                                      R


     Okay, another five star book. Honestly, these past few books I've read have all been amazing! Like, really. And I'm a tough judge. Now that that's out of the way, and you know that I'm not just giving all these books five stars for fun, let's move onto the book talk.
     So this book starts off with Sophie messing up big time on her prom night. She casts a spell on this mortal girl, causing the popular mortal boy to madly fall in love with her (The mortal girl that she had cast a spell on). Like, in need of a restraining order against him in love. This causes Sophie to get sent to a school with other paranormal creatures (Prodigium), who had also messed up in some way or another.
     Here she meets Archer, this super cute boy who also happens to be going out with the one girl who absolutely hates Sophie- Elodie.
     Oh, and what makes going to this school really hard for Sophie? The fact that she knows nothing about being a witch and her background.
     This book has become a new personal favourite of mine. I finished it in nearly two hours and I couldn't put it down!
     The characters are very realistic and easy to feel connected to. Take Sophie for example. In the first chapter we learn that she's never been popular and that she constantly screws up. What does that sound like to you? A normal, down to earth, teenage girl right? Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!
     Archer is pretty cool too. And by cool I mean totally amazing and gorgeous. He's the boy in school that every girl wants but of course, only the popular and gorgeous girls get. But, we learn that he has a sweet heart and is sorta kinda funny. And we always knew that he was cute though.
     Oh, and Cal. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that Cal was barely featured, I think he was in two scenes. I really hope that we get to see more of him in Demon Glass.
     Moving on, the plot. You can tell that the plot was well thought out and planned for days upon days. If it wasn't, then we should all bow down to Rachel Hawkins.
     There were definitely a lot of twist and turns. Like, a lot. I wish I could talk more about them, but unfortunately I can't- because I don't want to be a spoiler if you haven't read it yet.
     Okay, the writing. Sometimes I felt that the scenes were a little stiff and awkward, the dialogue between the characters that is, but then there would be one sentence or phrase that would break the stiffness. 
     But other than that, the writing was very smooth and easy to follow along. You rarely find yourself confused on what's going on, or what someone had meant by what they had just said. It's a great book with some great writing.
     If you haven't read the book already, I suggest you do so now.
Recommended for those who like Divergent by Veronica Roth
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  1. Love this series. I bated Melodie at first but ended up loving her in the end. Glad to see you enjoyed this as well.

    1. Yeah, it's amazing :) I know, I'm nearly done Demon Glass but I'm still not liking her very much.. Haha xD Maybe it will change!?

  2. This was good fluff. Definitely worthy of the five star rating! Great review.

    1. It was! I love it :) Thank you :)

  3. Thanks for the amazing review! I have Hex Hall on my wish list and can't wait to read it!

    1. No problem, thanks for reading! It's really amazing, I'm sure you'll love it :)