Hex Hall (Review #72)

Hex HallToday’s book is Hex Hall:

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Series: #1 in the Hex Hall Series

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary: When Sophie Mercer discovers she’s a witch, she imagines life will be full of magic, fun and… well… broomsticks. 

But, her first attempt at a love spell goes disastrously wrong and, as punishment, Sophie is shipped off to Hecate ‘Hex’ Hall – a reform school for witches, shapeshifter and faeries. 

By the end of her first day among her fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person on campus and the only vampire. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students and her only friend is the number-one suspect. 

Sophie’s explosive personality shines on the page, bursting through any stereotypes and altering them to you. I don’t think she could’ve been any more like me if she tried.

Rachel Hawkins’ writing is so beautifully written so that the words seem to flow across the page, leaving an effortless read where all you have to do is Read. Relate. Laugh. Repeat.

And, Archer. Dreamy Archer. I’m not quite sure what to think of him anymore. My perspective is ruined. Slightly. I think I’m actually still shipping them.

“On the upside, my crush on Archer was totally gone. Over. Once a boy has slammed his kneecap into your ribcage, I think any romantic feelings should naturally go the way of the ghost.”

This book is a very satisfying fantasy, where you can laugh, and absorb the casualness of the setting. It feels like Hecate’s next door, not miles away. I could well be sat next to a warlock right now.

To be entirely honest, I did really like this book and would recommend to anyone who like me has given up on anymore fantasy. I promise that it’s not as dull as some of the others.


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