Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins*
Hex Hall #1
Published: Feb 1st 2011 by Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult > Paranormal
Sophie Mercer is a witch. When Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her warlock dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. – taken from Goodreads
Hex Hall isn’t your average witch story. It involves so many other creatures as well: shape shifters, vampires, faeries, ghosts… all who have problems functioning in the real world and need to learn how to… control themselves. The plot was fresh and interesting. What happens when you put all of these different types of creatures together? In a class? And expect them to get along??
I loved Sophie! She’s on my list of top 3 favorite YA female characters, no doubt. She’s snarky, she’s sarcastic, she’s hilarious and she’s strong. Stronger than she gives herself credit for. Being at Hex Hall isn’t the easiest thing for her since she has no idea who her dad is or what is going on at all but she makes the best of it. Her roommate Jenna was adorable. I felt so bad for the girl for being out casted all the time. She was really sweet! I hated the trio, they can all go to hell. And Archer Cross? OH ARCHER CROSS haha. One of my favorite YA boys. He was mysterious and sketch but he had oomph to him too!
Hex Hall has a bit of a lightweight mystery to it and a very shocking ending. I enjoyed this read! I’ve finished the sequel Demonglass and while I have the last book Spellbound, I’m not ready to read it. I don’t want this series to end just yet. It’s like having to say goodbye to a very sarcastic and witty friend :(.