Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Publisher: Hyperion Book

Released: March 2, 2010

Hardcover: 336 pages

ISBN: 978-1423121305

Teaser Quote:
"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

My Thoughts:

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!


  1. Great review :o) I've added your link to mine!

  2. Juju ~ thanks - I did go a little exclamation mark crazy though LOL

    Sarah ~ thanks hun! As you know, this was such a great book!

  3. I completely agree with your review... I loved it too and it's become one of my favorites so far for this year. I also started reading it with high expectations and wasn't dissappointed at all. I loved it too!

  4. Wow awesome review Mel! I wasn't too sure about this one, but I think I'll definitely have to check it out! Yay I'm so excited now :)

  5. Excellent! I am so glad it lived up to it's hype. Looking forward to reading it.

  6. Awesome review, Mel!! I loved the lines that you picked out! I really want to read this book - more so now after reading your review, lol.

  7. So glad to hear this book was even better than you had hoped! The concept sounds really fun :)

  8. Great review and your so right about hypes around books. This one is high on my list, hopefully it comes soon to the Netherlands. :)

  9. Love your review and I really enjoyed the book too!