Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 2nd, 2010
Source: I own a copy
Summary via 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.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I went in not knowing what to expect really. I had been told by a lot of other bloggers that it was a really good read though, so I decided to give it a try.
Sophie is a teenage witch who is extremely careless with her powers. She makes one too many mistakes and her parents send her off to Hecate Hall aka Hex Hall. Here she will be among other people like her and learn to strengthen her powers, but also use them wisely. She just so happens to end up rooming with the only vampire in school, who is hated by everyone, and fall for the one boy in school, that everyone wants. Thus hilarity and drama ensue.
I loved the humor of the story. It seems really rare to find that in a lot of paranormal fiction that I have been reading lately. Sophie was witty and sarcastic and I loved her. She made me laugh out loud. She was an awesome character.
The story was fast paced, fun and clever. The plot was predictable at times, but it worked because there was always another a twist that you might not of been expecting.
Overall it was a great read and I can't wait to pick up Demonglass, the sequel!
Missy's rating - 4/5