Minggu, 04 Agustus 2013

Hex Hall #1 - Rachel Hawkins

 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Judul : Hex Hall
Penulis : Rachel Hawkins
Penerbit : Ufuk Fiction
Tebal : 420 Halaman
Tahun Terbit : 2011
Rating : 3 stars out of 5

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.
(source : goodreads)

Hex Hall is a story about a witch, Sophie Mercer, who is sent to Hex Hall reform school as punishment to abusing her powers. There, she begins to understand who she really is and meets Jenna, who soon became her best friend despite everyone's objection. Hecate Hall is boarding school for the delinquent fay, shapeshifters, witches, and warlocks.

This book is not original, but it was surprisingly very different. I rather liked it. Sophie was witty, sarcastic, and pretty refreshing. Love her! The main character Sophie was very relatable and none of the characters really annoyed me. Hex Hall also had a few suprises up its sleeve in terms of the plot, which was a pleasant surprise. I loved the concept of a school for misbehaving shifters, faeries and witches to be sent to and felt that the world was magical and fresh. The situations she got herself into made me either laugh, gasp, or go through a minor freak-out. The other characters, like Jenna, Elodie, and Archer, kept things entertaining. Jenna was just as witty as Sophie, but a lot more angsty. Elodie came across as a bitchy know-it-all on the surface, but towards the end, you see a different side of Elodie. And lastly, Archer who was probably my favourite character, despite his deep secret that I am dying to know more about in the second book.

From beginning to end, i found it easy to go through. Yes, some parts felt rushed and undetailed. However, when i ignored it enjoyed the story much better. I can't say that it's the best but certainly it isn't the worst. And the cliffhanger would certainly leave you wanting more. As a whole, Hex Hall was fun to read that i really enjoyed and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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