Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
My rating: 3 of 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."

I did really enjoy this book but it was very much like EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray. Boarding school for supernatural beings who have a group of supernatural hunters after them have been for centuries. I'm not going to spoil it but even the who-dun-it was the same and the romance connection between the MC. Archer is Lucas, Sophie is Bianca and even Cal reminded me of Balthazar, to be honest even the head teachers reminded me of each other too, bloody hell there was even the Lesbian roommate for crying outloud. EVERNIGHT was published first so it kinda made this story a little less original for me.
I still enjoyed it and will be reading the rest of the series in hope it goes into another direction and not where I am expecting due to EVERNIGHT series.
It had lots of laugh out load moments, so many that I had plenty of embarrassing out in public laughing hysterically and getting looked at like I'm a lunatic by stranger moments. So I struggled with how many stars to give it. Does the copyright infringement win or the laugh out loud moments win. :-/

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