Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 336 Pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

ISBN-10: 1423121309

My Rating: 5/5

I turned to leave, but the door slammed shut inches from my face. Suddenly a wind seemed to blow through the room and the pictures on the walls rattled. When I turned back to the girls, all three of them were smiling at me, their hair rippling around their faces like they were underwater.
The one lamp in the room flickered and went out. I could just make out silvery traces of light passing under their skin, like mercury. Even their eyes were glowing. They began to levitate, the tips of their Hecate-issue loafers barely brushing the mossy carpet. Now they weren't homecoming queens or supermodels-they were witches, and very dangerous ones at that.
Even as I fought the urge to fall to my knees and throw my hands over my head, I was wondering, was this what I was capable of?

Wow. That's all I can say is wow. This book was incredible! It was so captivating and funny and I loved it! I can't wait to read Demon Glass. I'm considering breaking my book buying ban just to get it! haha. Hex Hall was especially appealing to me because I find that Sophie and I are a lot of like. Just in the sense of her sarcastic sense of humor and the way she makes jokes. And the ending! Who was expecting that!! Absolute must read!

The story is told through Sophie Mercer. A witch who has been sentenced to live at Hecate Hall (Hex Hall) until she is 18. 'Hex Hall' is jam packed with all your favorite kinds of supernatural creatures: ghosts, witches, warlocks, shape shifters, werewolves. You name it and there's a good chance it's probably in there. Sophie's sarcastic sense of humor had me laughing page after page! And, I was totally involved in her story. And I could read where her feelings came from as she developed them for Archer. I liked everything about 'Hex Hall' from beginning to end.

I honestly can't wait to buy 'Demonglass' which is the second book in the Hex Hall series. I actually just added it to my shopping cart on amazon so that I can buy it when I'm done this review haha. I would definitely break my book buying ban just to find out what happens with Jenna, Archer, and especially, Sophie. If you haven't had the opportunity to pick up 'Hex Hall' or you've been holding off on it for some reason, DON'T! It's an engaging story from cover to cover and you won't be disappointed!


  1. Just wait until you read the sequel, Demonglass is even better!

    Great review! :)

  2. Sounds brilliant! Great review :)

  3. Cool! I've seen a lot of people who love this book!! Glad you enjoyed :)

    Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

  4. This is actually the book I'm reading next, so it's fantastic to read a really positive review right before I start. Hope I like it as much as you did.

  5. I loved this one. I just can't say no to creepy boarding schools.