Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hex Hall

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:   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 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.
My Thoughts:
-    The majority of the book felt like a Harry Potter/Gallagher Girls rip off.  
-    I enjoyed the humor in the book.  Sophie (LOVE that name) was pretty witty, and I loved how she bantered with Archer and Jenna.
-    I didn't like Archer.  Why did Sophie have to crush on a jerk?  
-    There was a lot of swearing the book, and it wasn't really needed or wanted.
-    Wasn't too keen on the lesbian vampire, but they didn't mention it a ton.
-    I really enjoyed Jenna's character.  She was fun...despite that she loved pink.
-    Most of the book was just meh, but the ending was good.  There was no way for me to predict the multiple twists at the end!  It was kind of exciting!
-    Even though it wasn't one of my favorites, I'm still going to finish the series.  The story has kept me interested.  


  1. I have this one sitting on my shelf. But I don't think I'm going to ever pick it up. I used to follow the author on twitter, and she got too political for me. Kinda ruined my excitement about the series.

  2. Interesting take on this one. I haven't heard some of those thoughts recently about Hex Hall. Mostly I find it very interesting that you didn't like the lesbian vampire Jenna & yet you liked Jenna's character. Are the two mutually exclusive? Making me rethink how I view the character.