Review: Hex Hall
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / By Arena Blake
I picked up Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins on Friday afternoon before Memorial Day.
I finished it the next day.
This is one of those books that sucks you in and doesn’t spit you out until you’re through.
Or maybe, that’s just me.
Rachel Hawkins’ debut young adult novel is about a young witch named Sophie Mercer who is “sentenced” to attend school at Hecate Hall after an accident involving a love spell, a nerd and the most popular guy in school goes wrong at her school prom.
Soon, Sophie learns that there’s much more to life among the Prodigium (witches, warlocks, faeries, shape-shifters, and the occasional vampire) than she’s bargained for.
It is so easy to relate to Sophie. I found myself laughing at her sarcasm and rooting for her when she comes up against the leading witches at the school (think Regina George and the Plastics from Mean Girls).
The book flows extremely well and I found myself reading slowly the last few pages just so the adventure wouldn’t be over.
Rachel Hawkins’ open and honest writing really make this a great story. I felt as if I, too, was walking down the halls of Hecate Hall, hoping to get a look at the brutally handsome Archer Cross.
This is a quick read you definitely don’t want to miss!
It’s book #2 in my 2010 Debut Author Challenge.
Hex Hall is available from Amazon here.