Publisher: Hyperion Book
Released: March 2, 2010
Hardcover: 336 pages
"After I had a full-on drama queen meltdown.
By which I mean I burst into tears. And not tragically beautiful, elegant tears either. No I had the big messy ones involving a red face and snot." (pg 124)
My Rating: 5 / 5
Sophie has lead a unique life. She lives with her mom & moves around, a lot, and only recently found out she's part witch. She hardly knows anything about her warlock Dad, actually she's never met him in person & rarely talks to him! But the day she performs magic at school changes everything. As punishment, she is sent to Hecate Hall, a reformatory for witches, shifters, faeries, werewolves etc...oh and the odd vampire! Oddly enough, weird things are happening at the school & Sophie seems to be caught in the middle of it all.
I love this cover (my favorite in 2010 so far), the premise & had been waiting for months to read it. The only problem with books like that is sometimes the hype you've created sets the bar too high & the book, no matter how amazing, just can't live up to your expectations. I am so excited to say, that was not the case for Hex Hall and after reading it, I love it even more! I loved the snarkiness of Sophie & the flirting with Archer (the resident hottie - swoon!). I loved the Mean Girls thing going on and not knowing who to trust. I loved all the twists and turns and trying to figure it all out. Can you tell I loved this book? LOL This is one of those books you won't want to put down & will devour in one sitting. A 'must read' and an amazing debut by Rachel :) I can't wait for the series to continue and know already this is going to end up on my top books of 2010 list!