Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Reviewed by Ana Lucía Arroyave

336 pages
Published march 2nd, 2010 by Hyperion Book CH.

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.

I was really curious about this book because I heard a lot of positive comment about it, and let me say they were right, I wasn’t disappointed at all.

It was light and really funny, especially Sophie. I like her because she is such a real teenager that’s easy to relate to her and she had a quirky sense of humor that really make a difference from other books.

I found the dynamic in Hecate Hall was a little bit like Hogwarts, but in a really enjoyable way, this was one of the many things that I like about this book. Although they had different kinds of Prodigium (as they call themself) they were really beautiful in their own way and I liked the witches and warlocks in this book, they were very talented.

Even though I always fall for the male character –in this case kind and sexy Archer- my favorite character of this book was Jenna. She was easy going and friendly, even when she was the most hated in school, she was one pink loving vamp.

Like many books it was a little predictable some times, but in a good way. It has some “I knew it” moments and others when your mouth will be hanging open. Rachel Hawkins really knows when and where put the twist.

At the end, there are some questions and unresolved issues that makes you want more, and look forward to the installment.

Hope you all like my very first review in English.

Ana Lucía Arroyave

First Reviewed: 27th Oct 2010



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