REVIEW : Hex Hall


TITLE: Hex Hall
Rachel Hawkins
SERIES: Hex Hall
GENRES: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
PAGES: 323
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster

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When sixteen-year-old Sophie Mercer discovers she’s a witch, she imagines life will be full of magic, fun an … 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, shapeshifters 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 gorgeus 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…


What I Think

“Good luck explaining to God that you used to spank one of his heavenly beings.”
Mom gave a startled laugh. “Sophie!”
“What? You did. I hope you like hot weather, Mom, that’s all I’m saying.”

Hex Hall is about this 16 year old Sophia (Sophie) Mercer who’s a witch. Her mom is a human and her dad a warlock but she has never seen him. She lives among humans but when her love spell turns to be disaster, she’s sent to this school, Hecate, for paranormal beings.
Sophia makes a friend, Jenna, who happens to be the only vampire student in the whole school and develops a crush for a boy who’s taken. Soon after that mysterious attacks against two other witch girls happens and Jenna is to blame. But who really is behind the attacks and what else is going on at Hecate?

So, Hex Hall huh? It has been hanging on my TBR for three years now so it was about a time to finally pick it up. Yet I’m still not sure if it was worth it or not. I mean it’s a book with everything: faeries, vampires, witches, ghosts, shapeshifters. What else would you need in a paranormal book? Yes, that was what got me interested about this three years ago and maybe that mysterious predator got me a little too. But, uhm, that’s about it.

First of all, from the start I was getting super confused ’cause it reminds me so much about Night School. Then I started to think that I have read this already but I checked million times and I haven’t. But I couldn’t shake the confusion with this reminding about Night School and I think that was the biggest flaw. (I know Night School has been published after Hex Hall and all, I’m not blaming or anything. I just didn’t know this would be kind of the same.)

Next Sophia and the Trinity, or whatever those three were called, I pretty much hated them all. Jenna was the only character I even remotely liked. I hate all the “i’m better than you, you’re nothing, you’re dad is this and that” and “they are like goddesses, amazing uuh”. And then there was the arrogant, handsome, Archer. Didn’t like him either. Knew from the start that he didn’t have clean flours in his bag and that kept rubbing me the wrong way all the time.
And then, why was it necessary to mention how handsome, cute, pretty etc Archer is? I got it the first time they met and he was described but I don’t need to be told that again and again every time they met or when Sophia was even thinking about him.

I don’t know, it was funny, easy and quick read and that’s it. It really was funny, I laughed quite a lot while reading. Yet I still know that soon I won’t be remembering much about this book anymore and I won’t be continuing with the series. Although it was likable and I had fun with it, I’m still rating it with 2,5 stars.



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