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 tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student 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.
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins is a quick and fun read. It is about a young woman who is placed into a school of witches, shifters, and fairies. Add in a vampire scholarship kid, secret societies who want everyone not human dead, and a death the year before, and you have quite a fun read.
Hawkins’ writing style is simple and cute, but definitely embraces the snarky cussing main character without typing those favored four letter words. I found myself laughing at Sophie’s antics and experiences. I wanted to be a student in Hecate Hall. How cool would it be to be a part of Juvie for Monsters?
In all, this book was a very fun read and I am currently opening book two as this is being typed (probably mostly read by the time this posts). I’m hoping to finish the second book and the third in about two to three days time. These reads are very quick, but definitely a good read between those tough ones.