Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Friday, 23 March 2012
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Released: April 2010
Pages: 323
Source: Trade with Beth, THANK YOU!
Rating: 5/5

In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for Elodie's gorgeous boyfriend, Archer Cross, and frankly terrifying that the trio are an extremely powerful coven of dark witches. But when Sophie begins to learn the disturbing truth about her father, she is forced to face demons both metaphorical and real, and come to terms with her own growing power as a witch.

First off I really want to thank, Beth for very graciously giving me this book and making me aware of it! I absolutely loved it and it's all thanks to Beth! Hex Hall is just my type of book with magic, romance, head-strong characters, paranormal elements and a boarding school! Need I say more?!

I instantly liked Sophie's character. She was witty and quite funny but I most admired her for her courage and how she never let anyone get the better of her. She stood up for herself. I reckon she'd be a great friend. I also wouldn't mind having her powers! Oh yes, it's safe to say I really enjoyed the fantasy/paranormal part of it all. Faeries, shape shifters, witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires... woah!

The storyline was also great! We all know I love boarding school stories so I don't have to go into that aspect of it all but the way the plot was planned out and created was just wonderful and very well-developed! Unfortunetly Hawkins did create some cliffhangers and unanswered questions! I really hope the whole Archer thing is going to be answered soon *sob*! I also really enjoyed the mystery of who was behind it all... I didn't even guess!

Overall I loved, loved, loved Hex Hall! I managed to read it in only a few hours because I was glued! The characters, storyline, mystery and fantasy/paranormal aspect just made this book a great read. I am most definetly going to try and get my hands on the next installment as soon as I can!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. Gah, I really need to read this. I read half of it, then left it on a beach in Ireland...
    Great review, I'm even more keen to read it now!

    1. :-( Uhh I hate it when that happens!! A few months ago I left the book I was reading at school-on the last day of half term!! :( Hex Hall is a really great book, I loved it! :)

    2. Poor you! Hmmm, I might find your book on a beach near me ;)

  2. Amazing review!! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! :)
    Until a few weeks ago, I had NO IDEA there was a HEX HALL SERIES!! :) I really want to read the sequel, (and the third book!) as the reviews have been awesome!!

    Beth xx

  3. What a fab review! I <3 boarding school stories too, so I know I wold love this :)

  4. I just recently read this one too and I'm SO happy I gave it a chance! I loved it so much I immediately put Demonglass and Spell Bound on hold at the library!

  5. One of my favourite witch-y books ever, so glad you liked this! Fab review :) You should get Demonglass and Spellbound ASAP, you will love them!


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