Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 323
Release: March 2nd, 2010

Synopsis:(from Goodreads) 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.

My Thoughts:
I love boarding school stories! I don’t know why but I got really excited when I realized that this book was a boarding school series about WITCHES! So, after putting off reading it (for reasons unknown), I finally read it and I absolutely loved it.

Hex Hall is a very nice read for many reasons but, I found it most refreshing because of how quickly it read, without lacking quality, and how likeable I found all of the characters, even the antagonistic ones. It was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. It was just so easy to love!

I will say that you should be cautious getting attached to characters in this book, because I was surprised more than once by a character’s true nature! With that being said, READ IT if you haven’t. It’s such a fabulous book and I am looking forward to buying the next in the series.

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out? Purchase! (although I borrowed)
Would I read it again?: Yes


  1. I once got sent a copy of is, read half of it, then left it on the beach in Ireland. I've been wanting to re-read it ever since, but haven't got around to it. Great review, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Oh no!! Well hopefully whoever found it, enjoyed it! You should definitely attempt to reread it whenever you can. I loved it!

  2. I love boarding school stories too! Always have. I really liked this book. I read it when it first came out, and I really want to read the sequel(s).

    1. Me too! I think I am going to wait for the third to come out so I can just read both 2 and 3 in like a marathon of reading. ha!

  3. OMG I just adored this book!!! It is hilarious and trust me the sequel is even better!!! I can't believe the last book is coming out this month...EEK can't wait :-) I love the fact that it's about witches too. Fabulous review!!! I agree 100%!!!

    New follower! (Very beautiful blog!)

    1. That’s great news! Looking forward to picking up the next two!
      Thanks for the compliment and the follow! :D

  4. Thanks for this review. Now I want to read this book! :)
    I too, have a certain bias when it comes to high-school fiction :P

  5. I really need to read this book! Everyone keeps saying how awesome this book is. I have to see what all the hype about. Awesome review, Darlene! <3

  6. That sounds great! I think I'm going to take a look for this one. Thanks!