Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

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,...

Details Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

TitleHex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Release DateMar 2nd, 2010
PublisherHyperion Book CH
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Vampires, Romance

Reviews Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

  • Kristi
    I've wanted to be a witch forever. Long before anyone uttered the words Harry & Potter. You see, there was this awesome movie called Teen Witch. Have you seen it? Well the girl finds out she is witch, turns her little brother into a dog, gets to meet a famous singer AND snags the most popular boy at school. All because she had magical powers. I so wanted to be a witch.Perhaps that is why I loved this book so much, or maybe it's because Hex Hall i...
  • Jo
    OK, I originally gave this 3.5 stars.. but I have decided just to give it 4 stars. “I’m experiencing some teenage angst, Mrs Casnoff,” I answered. “I need to, like, write it in my journal or something.”Initial Final Page Thoughts.Wow, I read that book in about five hours…. I probably should get some food. Laughter is the only sustenance I need.High Points.Groundskeepers.Sorry, what was the question? Sophie. Jenna. Boarding school. MAG...
  • Wendy Darling
    Fun! This book really grew on me. It took several tries to get past the first couple of chapters, but once Sophie finally gets settled in at Hex Hall things start moving along. The witchy battles are pretty cool, there's good build-up of the mystique behind the school and behind Sophie's past and powers, and the author does a nice job with creating a variety of different characters with distinctive voices. I especially liked BFF Jenna and the sup...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    As to date, this has been one of the most enjoyable fantasy books I’ve read that deals with otherworldly creatures like witches, vampires, faes, werewolves, shape-shifters and demons (collectively called as Prodigium) through the author’s creative effort of putting them all together in one monster high called Hecate Hall or simply Hex Hall. It’s a fast, fun read told by Sophie, a supposedly powerful witch who at 16 barely knows anything abo...
  • Emily May
    I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, almost as surprised as I am by the fact that I actually decided to read it. I'd all but given up on young adult novels that feature any of the following: vampires, werewolves, witches, shifters, fairies, angels, demons... you get the idea. Young adult fantasy and urban fantasy seems to have been constantly churning out more of the same, but Hex Hall really ticked all the right boxes for me.Granted, a bo...
  • Navessa
    Meh. Meh Meeeeeeh. Mehhhhhhh. Meh. Meh.(view spoiler)[Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. M...
  • Natalie Monroe
    "Archer is smart and funny in addition to being hot. Elodie [his girlfriend] is stupid and dull." The second, the second, I read that line, I logged into Goodreads to check which year it was published. 2010. Also known as YA's embarrassing puberty years. I tend to stay away from books published during that time since they're filled with unhealthy romantic relationships and girl-on-girl hate. YA now is like college you, all grown-up and cringing a...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    I really liked Archer but I wasn't very drawn into the plot or the main character. The author has a fun, fast-paced writing style that is easy to follow and plenty of humor to go around, but I was not a fan of the cliff-hanger ending for a first book in a series. I will get around to the sequel at some point but this is one of my more light-hearted fantasy reads. I think it would have been a hit for my middle school self:)
  • chucklesthescot
    Well this is just the same old tired format for paranormal YA boarding school romps. I've seen the same story time and time again in books like Secret Lives,Evernight,Firespell, and it is just boring me.1)misfit teen sent to boarding school2)she doesn't want to be there3)gets on wrong side of popular bitches on day one4)instant crush on sexiest guy at school5)her only friend is a fellow misfit6)grim teachers7)obnoxious students8)murderer on the l...
  • Alexandra Bracken
    HEX HALL is an insanely fun, hilarious, and HOT book! I can't even tell you how many times I laughed out loud (or had to put the book down because I was laughing so hard)! Sophie Mercer is now officially one of my favorite heroines and I just might be a little bit in love with Archer Cross, too. :) I can't say enough wonderful things about this book, only that you need to pick it up ASAP when it debuts next March. I'm only sad that I have to wait...
  • Daiane
    Actual Rating: 3.5 starsIt took me a while to start reading this book. My last Rachel Hawkins one didn't attracted me that much and It's not an original plot. A young witch who screw up and let humans see her magic. Firstly, how can she be that dumb to show her magic to others like nothing? Who she doesn't even know that well and is like "let me be your fairy godmother. Ops, sorry..."Then she is sentenced to a magical boarding school for delinque...
  • ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė
    This book was pretty good. There was action, suspense, and some romance. The main character was witty and any reader would be able to relate to them since she had boy, friend, family and identity problems. This book occasionally reminded me of Harry Potter because of some of the teachers being both harsh and grandmotherly at times. Rachel Hawkins also captured the rea high school life and drama in this with their own version of Prom, cliques, rel...
  • Mari
    4.5 starsSuper duper cute! I loved this simple book so much because it's funny and has magic with a cool magic school setting which I enjoyed a lot!Sophie is one of the most funny characters I read about. I mean, only Gwendolyn from Rubinrot is funnier than her.I loved a lot Archer Cross and (view spoiler)[I don't think he wanted to hurt anyone, so I'm expecting his appearance in the next book. (hide spoiler)] I can't wait for it!I will not have ...
  • Mel
    I am possibly one of the only people who hasn't read Rebel Belle so I didn't know how amazing Rachel Hawkins was at writing! There is nothing extremely spectacular about her writing there aren't really intricate profound quotes and there aren't any special qualities that set her apart like poetry prose or anything of the sort, but all of that is why her writing is so great. She took a very plain storyline, something done before, and made it incre...
  • Lucy
    My main impression from the book is that it's meant for the very bottom of the age spectrum it's being marketed for. I'd say 10-14 years old because the writing is extremely simplistic. Of course, there's a lot of dead teenagers flying around so it's a weird mix of older, more mature themes and fairly immature writing. The world building is so-so. There wasn't a lot of depth here despite being charming in a general kind of way. Female Harry Potte...
  • Sophia.
    Harry Potter : Magic Castle. Forbidden forest. Courses to learn spells. Werewolves. Very powerful headmaster. Special relationship between headmaster and one student. Said student appears to be the Chosen One. Humble, but still very gifted.Anna and the French Kiss : Boarding school. Girl doesn't want to be here. On her first day, meets lesbian roommate and hottest boy in school. Then meets Queen Bee and is bullied. Doesn't talk to Dad but likes M...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/My apologies in advance for what you are about to read. When I find my feelings about a book I’m reading are on the “meh” side, I tend to lose focus easily. I space out and take a lot of reading breaks. Sometimes the result of those distractions is a complete crap gif-filled mess instead of a review.Sophie was just trying to cast a love spell that would make the quarterback ditch ...
  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    I would like to thank Ate AJ and Ate Rachel for recommending this book to me. (Click their names to read their reviews) This paranormal fantasy novel is fun, quick and entertaining to read. I've listened to the audio book and is narrated by Cris Dukehart (she's really good by the way). When a spell gone bad, a young witch Sophie Mercer was sent to Hecate Hall (Hex Hall) as a punishment of exposing herself to humans. Students consists of young Pr...
  • Anna M.
    Very cute book, I enjoyed it!
  • Temi Panayotova
    http://www.writingis.fun/%D1%85%D0%B5...Тази книга буквално я заглеждах от години по книжарниците и така си и остана - не стигнах уж до нея. Докато официално си казах "Искам я пък" и си я взех, макар и 2ра ръка от момиче, което я продаваше в olx.bg. И така книжката стана моя...
  • oliviasbooks
    Meh-meh. I really think that a bEarding-school story would have been far more orginal than this "followed-all-baking-instructions-for-paranomal-young-adult" boarding-school girly-girl, let's-kiss-the-presumably-hot-and-bad-but-taken warlock, "three-mean-girls-shall-you-be" witchy-washy is.Please pat me on my back! Finishing this with only skipping half a page now and then took almost all my witch-power for today.
  • Elena Salvatore
    "BAD DOG!" (What? It's iconic...)This was one of the first books that I added to my TBR pile, right after taking recommendations from Booktube and I was really excited to start reading it (even tho I had postpone for years.... \_(ツ)_/ ).It isn't really what I had expect but that doesn't mean that I enjoyed it any less, just that the hype for this book was too high.When I finally got a chance to pick it up, it took me only a few hours to finish ...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    **3.5 stars**When my husband asked me what I was reading today, I summed this book up to him as, "Harry Potter chick lit". I meant that as a complement. "Hex Hall" is a really adorable and spunky YA paranormal read. It is what Mythos Academy tried to be before it fell miserably short. I was shocked at how much fun I had reading this book. The most successful parts of this story were the characters and the witty dialogue. Sophie was an awesome MC....
  • Angigames
    Simpatico, semplice, divertente e dinamico.Questo è il libro adatto per staccare la spina, per rilassarsi. Da leggere durante la pausa tra una lezione e l’altra, sul treno o al lavoro poco prima della chiusura mentre il capo è impegnato in altre cose.La cosa che mi ha conquistato fin da subito è stato l’elemento magico, il fatto che si parla di una scuola di magia. Come poter resistere ad un istituto che ospita streghe, mutaforma, fate e a...
  • Ariel
    THIS BOOK WAS SO MUCH FUN!The characters were all awesome, the setting was great, and the plot was exciting!I really enjoyed the main character, she was witty and snarky.VIDEO REVIEW UP SOON :)
  • Penny
    Actual Rating: 1.5 starsUnoriginalI have already read this story a thousand times over.
  • Elena
    So freaking cute and hilarious!Rachel Hawkins is a queen, when it comes to these terms! I've read Rebel Belle this year, fell in love and now it is one of my absolute favourites of this year. So, normally I had to read something else by this amazing author. Since I was 15 I was eyeing this book but unfortunately never picked it up. I'm so dumb.I loved Hex Hall! Our main protagonist is funny as hell. I just adored her wit and her sassiness!I can't...
  • no
    GUESS WHO'S IN THE MOOD FOR REREADING OLD YA FANTASY BOOKS \_(ツ)_/Someone stop me I have an exam tomorrow. GUESS WHO'S IN THE MOOD FOR REREADING OLD YA FANTASY BOOKS ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Someone stop me I have an exam tomorrow.