Publication Date: March 2, 2012
Finish Date: April 24, 2012
From Goodreads: 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.
Let me start by saying this is a very enjoyable and nice read. The story is predictable, has a bit of a harry potter feel, but I still wanted to keep reading. It's a nice story about Sophie who has to go to hex hall, a school for wayward witches, shifters and fearies. The story feels like a light read, while still adressing serious topics.
I started reading this book because I heard many people say it was an enjoyable read. While I can say many things about hex hall, it definitely is an enjoyable read and worth picking up. But be warned don't expect a great complicated story, the story is actually a bit predictable and just like in the Harry Potter books there is this building up and then a confrontation at the end.
The characters also are a bit stereotypical, escpecially at the beginning. But in the end still managed to surprise me. I did like the lead character, mostly she is just a funny and a bit naive girl. She does grow a bit in this book and at the end she actually shows some real strenght.
To conclude: a nice and enjoyable read. I really enjoyed it and finished this book prety quick, but it certainly has it's flaws. The story is a bit predictable and makes use of some clichés. I will be reading the other books in this series, because it is nice to read a light and enjoyable read for a change.