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 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. – Goodreads
Why didn’t I read this sooner?! Hex Hall is an absolutely charming read that had me laughing out loud from the first chapter. While the plot could be predictable at times, Sophie and the supporting cast made it enjoyable.
Sophie is one of the most likable protagonists I’ve read. She had a great energy and sense of humor that made her one of those characters that I wish I could be best friends with. More often than not, my favorite characters from books are the boys; I’m a fangirl and I admit it. However, as much as Archer could be swoonworthy, I can honestly say that Sophie was my favorite part of this book.
Onto the supporting cast, Jenna, Sophie’s vampire roommate, was also a character I took an immediate liking to. Her friendship with Sophie felt genuine and I loved their loyalty to one another. Did I mention Archer was swoonworthy? Right from his introduction I knew I would love him and his chemistry with Sophie. Back and forth bickering and then detention in a cellar? C’mon, easily sold! He does have a girlfriend, though, and, not to mention, his secrets…
If you’re looking for a fun and quick read – with some mystery thrown in – definitely give Hex Hall a try. Hopefully you’ll find it as delightful as I did. I cannot wait to get my hands on Demonglass in a few weeks!