Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hex Hall Review

AUTHOR: Rachel Hawkins
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion
PAGES: 323
NEXT BOOK: Demonglass

OUTLINE: 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.

STARTED: 10-30-10
FINISHED: 10-31-10

MY THOUGHTS:  I just have to say this I started it last night and finished a few moments ago. That should definitely tell you something. I was completely and totally hooked on this book. From the moment Sophie made Kevin go nutso at her high school dance to her encounter with the Were on the first day at her "New" school to the ending of the book( which I can't say). This school had it all: spirits that wondered around, Weres, Shifter, Witches/Warlocks, Faeries, and 2 Vampires. It had me guessing what the heck was going to happen with Sophie, and her Best Friend Jenna, the only vampire, at Hecate (more commonly called Hex Hall by the students), and also the 3 girls wanting Sophie to join their coven, and of course the love interest Archer (what a name right). It seemed like everything would be fine for Sophie, but when things start happening to the Students she begins to wonder if the school really is safe for her. According to the headmistress and teachers, and the dad she barely knows, it's fine because they "think" they know who's doing it, and why not right? She has all the attributes of the killer. Like I said before I never expected the twists and turns the book brought. I also love how it made me laugh out loud seriously. I'm not one to actually laugh at books, but the characters and their sarcasm and witt is funny. Sophie and Archer,  Sophie and Jenna, and even some of the exchanges between the others like: Taylor, the shifter and Beth the Werewolf, or  Taylor and The Faeries. I loved every single character in the book even the mean ones. I hated to see them get hurt. I wasn't to thrilled with the way the book ended. I'm not gonna say how, but let's just say it's totally open for the second one, Demonglass, which by the way I love the cover to it.

-I tugged at my brand new Hecate Hall-issue blue plaid skirt (kilt? Some sort of bizarre skirt/kilt hybrid? A skilt?)  (Sophie)From this moment on that's what sophie called it a Skilt..Ha Awesomeness
-How can your ears sweat? (Sophie)
-Or maybe they were staring at me as I tried to descreetly wipe sweat away from between my breasts with-out appearing to get to second base with myself. (Sophie)
-what with the pointing and the blue suit, she brought to mind a flight attendant. I expected her to tell me that in the even of an emergency, my brand new Hecate blazer could bused as a floatation device (Sophie)
- The "Holy-crap-that's-alot-of pink" zone would have been made a more accurate description. (Sophie on her newroomates room)
-This room looked like it had been decorated by the unholy lovechild of Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake. (Sophie)
-"Sopie Mercer," Elodie intoned, "we have come to induct you into our sisterhood. Say the five word to begin the ritual."(Elodie)
"Are you freaking kidding me?" (Sophie)
"No the five words are "I accept your offer, sisters." (Anna)
-I sounded like a cheerleader on a Koll-Aid high." (Sophie)
-You're just use to girls falling all over your ass like you're in a boy band or something. (Sophie)
-Not youre type? (Archer)
Nope, I've always had a thing for the nerdy type. Arrogant pretty boys don't really ring my bell. (Sophie)
So you think I'm pretty? (Archer)
Shutup. (Sophie)
-What had changed? Did Elodie actually have some depth to her, like he'd said? Cause I sure wasn't seeing anything deeper than a bedpan. (sophie)
-Lose control of what? Your bladder? because you might want to get that checked out. I'm so not loaning you my sheets.(Sophie to Jenna)
-So you're like my own personal Mr. Miyagi? (Sophie to Alice)
I have no idea what that means. (Alice)
Sorry Sorry I'll try to stop with the pop culture references.(Sophie)
-we don't all shop at the baby gap.(Sophie to Alice about riding a broom)
-Elodie said earlier that you two were going to match. So what shade is it? Tickled pink? Rambling Rose? maybe? Ooh Ooh, I know virgin's Blush! (Sophie making fun of Archer)
-I'd look like the really slutty bride of cookie monster. (Sophie on conjuring a hideous dress)
-I don't care for the girl. She's been quite hateful towards you. there are a few things more abhorrent to me than a weak witch. (Alice about Elodie)
Wow tell me what you really think. (sophie)
I just did. (Alice)
Forget it. (Sophie)
-You people are more prepared than girl scouts. (sophie)

As you can probably tell I have a thing for books with the academy like setting it's always fun to read the drama, and everything else from them.

So have you read the book? What did you think? let me know. Sorry about the longness of the review. Sometimes when I start typing I can't stop especially if I like the book.


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