Friday 14 January 2011

Book Review - Hex Hall

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. 

My Review
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.

My Rating
I would give this book 9/10. A very exciting read!


TheBookGirl said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed this one. Isn't it great when you find a series that you like :)

barmybex said...

Yeah i did, only problem is the next one isn't out yet, i hate the wait!

Unknown said...

which one is the 1st book.......

barmybex said...

this one is the first. :D

katvondu said...

do you know when the next book is coming out and what the title is. i just cant wait to read more about sophie !!!!

barmybex said...

erm it's either 'Demonglass' or 'Raising Demons' (one is the US title, one is the UK so it depends where you are).

I haven't managed to read it yet, it's on my list though.
Thanks for stopping by,

Charley said...

Love this book, can't wait to read the others