Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Summary: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.
Cover Thoughts:The cover is actually relevant to the story!(I know that's rare) You'll just have to read this book and make the connection, I guess.
My thoughts: I had read this book a long time ago and I forgot to post a review,This article reminded me that I still haven't gushed about Archer yet!
I love Sophie! She's smart,kind and sarcastic.She doesn't start acting like a lunatic when put in front of a hot guy and I respect her for that!
I also liked the fact that the mother's supportive in this book and she hadn't abandoned Sophie when she was young.
This book is nowhere even near the AWESOMENESS that is Demonglass but It's a very good start.
The story was a little predictable but the ending was not.(Yes,it was a cliffhanger but not of the I- WANT- TO- READ- THE- NEXT- BOOK- NOW! caliber)
Note to the unsuspecting public:please do NOT read Demonglass before the next book comes out it will kill you!
Let's get back to Hex Hall,I loved the characters(Archer=SWOOON!) and I liked the story but the reason I would recommend this book is the writing.Rachel Hawkins has taken an ordinary(somewhat) tale and made it extraordinary.This is one author to watch out for!
If you have low expectations of this book,you will fall in love but as I had very high expectations I felt that something was missing.