Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hex Hall - new series by Rachel Hawkins

Ok so Amber picked this up the other day. She wanted to read it, but I'm old fashion, I read them first. Sorry I don't want her reading things she really doesn't need to be exposed to.

This one has them all - fairies, vampires, werewolves, witches and warlocks. Its a mix of other books I've read - it has the school they all attend, the groundskeeper, the headmistress, the single human mom and the missing warlock dad - one large secret to keep figuring out AND a love triangel lol. Its all basic witch book stuff.

The author does skip ahead in the middle of the book - which i guess I'm thankful for and you dont loose anything for it. It just makes the book keep moving faster. Most authors don't do it, they drag it on lol.

I was expecting from the info on the back cover that we were going to go through her finding out she's a witch - instead we jump right in with both feet and she knows she's a witch, shes trying out her powers and wow what a mess.

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.

I like it for Amber... and yes now that I've read it, I'm onto book two - Demonglass - hmm maybe that should have been the title for the last book!


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