Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Disney
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.
First Sentence: Felicia Miller was crying in the bathroom.
I don’t know how many times I’ll say this, but I love, absolutely love Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall. It is everything I ever wanted in a book: action, humor, and tons of ultra cute romance (just wait until you meet Archer guys. You will absolutely love him. Cue the fangirling). Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall is a book I can re-read again and again and never get tired of.
The best part of Hex Hall is the humor, especially Sophie’s sense of humor. Sophie constantly managed to make me laugh out loud – a feat that’s very hard to do (unless you’re a kid that’s acting super immature. I wonder how many of you are glaring at me now, but hey, 4th graders are hilarious when they are mad/don’t want to do their homework). Sophie’s humor really brightened up the book. I will re-read Hex Hall all over again just for Sophie’s humor.
I heard the man and woman cry out a warning as I frantically racked my brain for some sort of throat-repairing spell, which I was clearly about to need. Of course the only words I actually managed to yell at the werewolf as he ran at me were, “BAD DOG!” (19)
I don’t know about you guys, but I have very few book boyfriends (I’m really picky about my boys guys, like really picky). I think I have like five book boyfriends (yes, I don’t keep count of them all either): Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss (who doesn’t love him?), Titus from The Burning Sky, two others I forgot about as of now (did I mention that I’m also forgetful?), and Archer from Hex Hall. Yes, Archer is that sexy and hilarious – the two main traits I want in a boyfriend. Plus, I think he’s also taller than me, which is just about perfect.
However, despite my love for Archer, I have to grudgingly admit that Sophie and Archer are just perfect together. Their chemistry is sizzling hot when they’re together, especially when they argue back and forth playfully. You can just feel the chemistry oozing out of the pages, making you fan yourself because their interactions are just so hot. Don’t get me wrong though, Archer is still mine despite his and Sophie’s chemistry.
When he didn’t say anything, I gave him a light shove. “Get over yourself,” I nearly snarled. I tried to walk past him, but he caught my arm, pulling me up short so that I nearly collided with him.
For a few charged seconds we froze, glaring at each other, breathing hard. (284)
What I like best about Hex Hall is that the super pretty popular girl in Hex Hall is not a one-dimensional character. Elodie is not only mean and pretty like the other beautiful popular girls from other books. In fact, Elodie is far from being that. Sure, Elodie may be rude and mean sometimes, but as you read on, you’ll get to see a side to her that isn’t shown much at all, a vulnerable side. Even though Elodie is pretty and all on the outside, she’s really insecure in the inside, a side of her that really shows near the end of Hex Hall.
Unlike most other paranormal books that only focus on one certain type paranormal creature, Hex Hall focuses on several of these paranormal creatures: witches (as if you couldn’t tell from the cover), fairies, vampires, werewolves, and eventually demons as you can tell from Hex Hall‘s sequel’s title, Demonglass. Hex Hall doesn’t really go into depth about each and every one of these paranormal creatures, but in the end, you don’t need to until Demonglass.
He smiled, and I noticed his teeth were very white and very straight. What was with this place? Even the staff looked like Abercrombie & Fitch models. (199)
Overall, I can’t think of a single flaw that Hex Hall has, unless you count too much humor as a flaw. Yes, Hex Hall is that good.
Do you now see/realize Hex Hall‘s awesomeness? If you haven’t read Hex Hall yet, then what are you waiting for? Just remember girls, Archer is mine.