Goodreads Rating: 3.98 / 5 Stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Publishing Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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 tag-along 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.
Review also posted on Goodreads
I would like to thank Ate AJ and Ate Rachel (Click their names to read their reviews) for recommending this book to me. This paranormal fantasy novel is fun, quick and entertaining to read. I’ve listened to the audio book and is narrated by Cris Dukehart (she’s really good by the way).
When a spell gone bad, a young witch Sophie Mercer was sent to Hecate Hall (Hex Hall) as a punishment of exposing herself to humans. Students consists of young Prodigium or supernatural creatures like vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches etc. Things happened when there are mysterious attacks towards the students and they think Jenna (Sophie’s vampire roommate) is responsible for these attacks. Sophie doesn’t believe in it and she’s about to find out.
The setting somewhat reminds me of Harry Potter and the Hex Hall’s history made me curious. It’s pretty interesting and I want to know more. Sophie Mercer is such a fascinating character. She’s witty, hilarious and sarcastic at its best. This lady made me laugh out loud. As for other characters, all of them are interesting. Especially Archer Cross. Oh how I love this bad boy warlock. Lastly, the plot twist in this book is something I didn’t expect. I was like “WHOA! Now, that is one good twist!” What a great surprise.
Overall, I really like this book. I am definitely going to pick up the sequel. If you are looking for a light fantasy novel, give this one a try. 🙂