Hex Hall (Book 1)
by Rachel Hawkins
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published March 2, 2010 by Hyperion
Details 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.
Witches, Vampires, Magic... Welcome to Freak High.
I have to start by saying that I’m kind of taken aback when I first saw this book (and the overview didn’t help either).
Witches, faeries, shapeshifters and vampire? Talks about some kind of a bad comics about freaks. Everyone I know has been raving about it, but I still didn't have any plans to read it even if I have an eBook of it. Then I went to a bookstore and saw this book at a very low price. So I just grab it and the next thing I know I can’t put it down.
Hex Hall is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. It was like I’m Sabrina in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV series only without the talking cat and the sometimes-annoying-relatives.
Sophie is a huge dork and the source of most of the humor, her sarcastic and witty barbs will leave you in stitches. I assure though it is so light read that there no enough depth in the characters that will pass in my amazing-that-I-can’t-forget-it-till-I-die bookshelf. nah~
Let me just give you a perfect drink (that I made) while reading this book that will definitely set the mood:
Name: Bloody "Hex Hall" Mary (cocktail)
Glassware: old fashioned "demon"glass
3 strands of your 3 frenemeis Black Witches
2 gig blood sucked by your Vampire best friend
A dash of drop-dead handsome Warlock's saliva
1 teaspoon of grated Fairy dust 'thingie'
1 teaspoon clipped nails of Werewolfs
And a bottle of 'Hysterical' vodka
Mix all ingredients in a 'monstermash' blender except to the werewolf’s nails. Pour it into a glass, add some ice, garnish with clipped nails of werewolf (for chunks) then serve.
Nothing better than a gross Bloody Mary... cheers! haha