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Monday, November 15, 2010

REVIEW: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Description

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 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.

About the Author

Rachel Hawkins is a high school English teacher. She lives with her family in Alabama, and is currently at work on the next book in the Hex Hall series.

Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423121309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423121305
SOURCE:  Purchased 




MY THOUGHTS
Check out my rating of this book HERE

**Slight Spoilers**

I have had this book sitting in a pile since it first came out and now I am wondering why it took me so long to read this.  It has all of the ingredients to make this one of my favorite books: snappy dialogue, snarky humor, and fast action.  This is a quick and easy read which I found immensely enjoyable.  Now, I just can't wait for Demonglass.  The end of the story left me with so many questions.

Sophie learns that she has been classified as a dark witch when she checks into her new school, Hecate Hall.  She ends up at this reform school after several of her spells go horribly wrong.  She finds more outcasts her that are like her, but not really like her.  She has her first head over heels crush on the wrong boy, the REALLY wrong boy named Archer Cross.  At least she does make one friend, a vamp named Jenna. These two will probably play an even more important role in the next book.  My fingers are crossed on that one.

Like most young adult books, the parents are non existent, but even more so in this one since Sophie has never even met her father.  I did expect him to make a grand entrance like Darth Vader, "Sophie, I am your father!", but that didn't really happen.  Again, I have high hopes for the next installment.  I am not going into the plot twists, but just be sure that there are a few that will have you pleasantly surprised.

Recommended:  To Everyone over 13 since there are a few sexual references.
Similar Authors: Lauren Kate, Marlene Perez



WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with reliable mail service (Worldwide and PO Boxes OK!)
Contest ends on 11.29.10 and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.30.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by ME one book is available. I bought this book used, but it is still in good condition.


+1 Complete the below form
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+1 Like Hex Hall on Face Book HERE
+1 Fan on Good Reads HERE

And now, for those extra entries you can do each day:

+1 Leave a comment!  I love comments! If you don't follow on GFC, be sure to leave an email address or your the name you used on the form, so I can contact you.

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110 comments:

  1. awesome giveaway!!! *-*

    tweeted it: http://twitter.com/#!/eyelashwishes/status/4305910381940736

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win Hex Hall :D
    I've been wanting to read this book for a long time :)
    I also just want to tell you that I love that you put your links for extra entries right above the form :D It makes it so easy to find when you want to follow the authors and look at their blogs :)

    Thanks again,
    ♪♫ Ambur

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway. I have heard good things about this book and I would love to read it.

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  4. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  5. Glad to see you liked Hex Hall! Word is finally getting out about how awesome it is!

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  6. Yay! I really want to read this one! Btw, your blog is really cute, and I LOVE the name :)

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  7. I've been wanting to read this book for so long! Thanks!

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  8. Thanks for the contest! and sorry but can you disregard where I ticked that I'm a follower of Rachel Hawkin's blog. I didn't see a GFC follower's box so wasn't able to join that way.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

    i tweeted http://twitter.com/vampficionada/status/4340491457925120

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  11. @kulsuma -- For Rachel's blog, I think the only way is by RSS feed. The little orange box at the top of the web page will let you subscribe.

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  12. Woah! I hope I could win this. I've never won in any contests yet :(

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  13. I've been wanting to read this one too. Thanks for the info, it looks great!

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  15. I've been wanting to read this for a while! I love the covers for this one and Demonglass. I think the US covers are the best. Thank you for holding this contest!

    Ashlie @ Bookish Novelties

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I haven't heard of this book before today, but now that I've read your review and seen the cover, I can't wait to read it.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I've been waiting to read this since way before it's release. Thanks for the chance of winning it.

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  20. Great giveaway. FYI - the link to Rachel's twitter isn't working. LadyHawkins is her twitter name.

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  21. Kathy -- The twitter link is fixed, although twitter is having issues this morning. sigh....

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  28. I love the covers for this series. Thnaks for the giveaway.

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  29. Love the giveaways! =) [Daily Post]

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  30. Great giveaway thank you very much!

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  35. Thank you for this great chance! :D

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  36. Thanks so much for making this international! :)

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  37. Wow! Fab contest!

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  38. Awesome giveaway, as always!! [Daily Post]

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  39. Daily entry 11/18 =)

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  46. awesome!!! I really this book =)

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  47. Wooww...Amazing, great contest..
    Please count me!!! :)

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  48. Daily entry 11/20. Thanks!
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  53. Daily entry!

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Daily entry 11/21. Thanks!
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  57. Daily entry 11/21 =)
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  58. Posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=162438340458243&id=100001067140930 11/21

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  59. I've been wanting to read this for so long! I've always loved stories about witches ever since I was a kid. I shouldn't be surprised that you're giving it away on your blog. You always have the best giveaways! Thanks Mary! Fingers crossed!! :)

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  62. Daily Entry 11/22

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  63. Daily entry 11/22. Thanks!
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  64. Daily tweet:
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  65. Daily Entry 11/22
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  66. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=169241299762642&id=100001871926137#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=179296875414389&id=100001871926137

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  68. Thanks so much for making this international! :)

    I'm a follower of both of you in all ways, except from Rachel's blog because I couldn't find a GFC button, feed etc :(

    I shared this on:
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  69. Daily entry 11/23. Thanks!
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  70. on fb: 11/23 http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=142849509099585&id=100001067140930

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  72. Daily Entry:

    The more I look at the cover, the more I fall in love with it, it's very pretty.

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  74. Daily entry 11/24 =)
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  75. Daily Entry 11/24

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  76. Daily entry 11/24. Thanks!
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  77. I would love to read this book!

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  78. I've been wanting to read this. Thanks for the chance! :0)

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  79. Happy Thanksgiving
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  80. Happy Thanksgiving!
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  81. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  84. Daily entry 11/25 =)
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  85. I really hope I win this book! I love stories about witches!

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  87. Daily Entry:

    I hope I get to read this book. I found that the cover for the second book is even prettier than the first.

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  89. Daily entry 11/26 Thanks for the giveaway!
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  90. Daily entry 11/26. Thanks!
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  91. Daily Entry:

    Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  95. Thanks for the chance to win it! =)

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  96. I would really love to get this book!

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  98. Daily Entry:

    I hope I win, the book sounds great.

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