In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a
sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school
for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high
school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad
enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the
glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for
Elodie's gorgeous boyfriend, Archer Cross, and frankly terrifying that
the trio are an extremely powerful coven of dark witches. But when
Sophie begins to learn the disturbing truth about her father, she is
forced to face demons both metaphorical and real, and come to terms with
her own growing power as a witch.
I wanted to read this book as soon as i heard of it, months ago, but i had to wait for the UK release date then the order of my copy from the library to come through. But it was well worth the wait.
Sophie Mercer is sent to Hectate (Hex) Hall after she performs a love spell on her friend and it goes horribly wrong. Hex Hall is a boarding school for Witches, Faeries and other magical beings. All of them have done something bad to get in there and have to learn to control their powers.
Sophie is a great witch, her magic went wrong and dangered others, but she always did it with the best intentions, now she's stuck at Hex, with the 3 most powerful witches out to get her, a crush on the cutest boy who happens to be dating one of the 3, and secrets about her father who she has never known are coming out. Could things get any worse.
I found myself empathising with Sophie and hoping things would turn out ok.
I also loved Sophie's room-mate Jenna, a young vampire girl, outcast in the school and very sweet-natured. The girl's friendship blossoms and they make a good team.
The plot is very fast moving and exciting, it's got everything, adventure, danger, romance, magic and twists that will leave you gripped to the pages and on the edge of your seat.
I cannot wait until book 2 comes out, it's the start of a very promising series.
I would give this book 9/10. A very exciting read!