Sophie Mercer is a witch who came into her powers at the age of 13, three years ago whose non-witch mother has been supportive but doesn’t really understand her powers and Sophie has never met her warlock father, only exchanged emails and cards. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins begins with Sophie trying to help a sad classmate by casting a love spell that backfires in a big way. As punishment for letting the humans know about her powers, Sophie is sentenced to finish out her high school years at Hex Hall, a boarding school for difficult supernatural creatures.
If Sophie thought trying to fit in with regular high school was difficult, trying to fit in supernatural high is even harder because Sophie doesn’t have the basic supernatural knowledge that a five year old supernatural child has. As if that weren’t enough, Sophie’s roommate is accused of attempted murder and it is up to Sophie to figure out what is going on.
Hex Hall has intrigued me for some time, one of those books that I have picked up several times but never purchased for one reason or another so when Amazon had it on sale I decided it was time to finally get it and read. Good choice on my part but it did lead to me purchasing the entire series and reading it in two days. Yep, I found them that good. Sophie is witty, clumsy, loyal and she is constantly mouthing off at the wrong time. I literally couldn’t put any of the books in Hex Hall down. Hawkins kept me flipping pages and continuing to read through the entire series and the one spin off novel, School Spirits.
You can read an excerpt here.
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Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Format: Paperback, Hardbound, eBook
Page Nos.: 352
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: February 2011
Available for purchase: Amazon