Title: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 2nd, 2010
Rating: 5 stars
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.
DeLibrarie (Delilah) Review: I don't even know where to begin with this book. I loved everything about it, but mostly... I LOVE Sophie!!! She's so snarky and funny, yet still really strong and at times vulnerable. I loved how Hawkins created Sophie as this goofy, smart character while still developing the plot. There are so many books that I've found, where the main character is sarcastic like Sophie... but then the book itself lacks the plot development that makes it great. Hawkins blended the characterization and plot development beautifully. I LITERALLY could not stop reading this book once I started. I HAD to run to the store and by Demonglass as soon as I finished Hex Hall. This is a must read... Read it... Now... Stop reading this... Go read Hex Hall.