Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Page Number (in UK cover version) : 323
Series: Hecate #1
UK Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Ltd.
Published: 2nd of March 2010
Format: Paperback
Source: Library + Recommended by Goodreads
Rating: 3/5

Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

At first when this book came into my hands I thought, "What is wrong with the cover?! Oh, stupid UK version!" I set out to read it with a bad attitude towards it and it surprised me. The beginning of this book was very "Now, what's going on here?"  This book was not good in the beginning, I didn't like it. Sophie was a pain in the neck and I could almost hear her snarky voice and it gave me a headache! Archer I liked at first because I was thinking "Finally! Someone who can probably shut her up!! He's gotta be the villain!" Then things got better, the history of the Prodigium was interesting enough and had me a bit interested. 
Then it got worse and it was named Elodie and Archer. Oh God, not another "less beautiful girl but who secretly might be the saviour or have superpowers steals the hot boyfriend of bitchy beautiful girl!!" minus the saviour/superpower part but seriously?!? My headache was back. I liked Jenna, a pink-loving vampire? Now that's original!! (Hint: There actually wasn't any sarcasm in that sentence!!) She was funny but wasn't Sophie's sidekick or anything either. It was different. She was the only vampire, thank God! Sorry but I'm a little sick of vampires at the moment! 
The last 'bout 70 pages were great though! Up until now it was 1.5 or 2 stars. Now it was 3 or possibly 3.5!! Since it is the ending of the novel I can't reveal much without spoiling the ending but just it went up a star and a half! That tells you how much better it gets!! Sophie is no longer quite so annoying and the other characters, weeelllllll let's just say there are some interesting developments..... 

That's about it!

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