Friday, March 5, 2010

hex hall review

So I have decided to do my very first review and what better way then to showcase a new book and a new author. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins I picked up on Tuesday and took the chance to enjoy a little magic!

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 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.

My Opinion:
Sophie Mercer is clearly not your average teenager, with powers that go wrong she is forced to go to a school with misfits. What a brilliant and yet basic concept. Very well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I was drunk with magic and couldn't help but continue to read. Had I not had to work I would have finished it the day I got it, but I had to have a little self control. Rachel Hawkins is brilliant and I think if anyone wants an excellent read of magic, love and teenage problems this is certainly the book for you!!!

4 out of 5, the writing was great, you could feel her pain, though giving 5 would just seem cliche (plus I give ratings away loosely because anything I'd rate I tend to love!!!)I look forward to the next installment of the Hex Hall Series!

Next review will be Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Carolyn V. said...

Awesome review! I may need to add this to my (already long) list of summer reads! Thanks Jen. =)

JournoMich said...

Dedfinitely an awesome review. I love that you were "drunk with magic."


Tess said...

Oh..good. Glad this one is worth reading. thanks for the review!

Balaphoto said...

Great blog!!! Fantastic!!


Crystal Cook said...

Ok, now I know I need to read this book! Thanks for the great review!

Unknown said...

Great review! I'll look for this one next time I'm at the book store :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Fantastic first review! I'll definitely be adding this book to my huge pile! : )

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the review - this definitely sounds like a book I'll enjoy.

Guinevere said...

i've been thinking of reading this one... thanks for the review! It sounds great.

Tracy Loewer said...

I don't know where I'm going to find time to read all the books I'd like this year...Thanks for the review!

NabilaHazirah said...

Have to get this book soon!
Thanks for the review.

Christina Farley said...

I always enjoy reviews because they help me decide which books I need to read next. Thanks!