Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins YP FIC HAWKINS

Sophie Mercer is a real witch. No, a for serious real life witch. However, since no one ever told her about witches her spells tend to go really bad. And when a disastrous love spell makes a very memorable prom, she's shipped off to Hecate Hall(Hex Hall for short) to learn to control her powers. There she's taking classes with other witches, fairies, werewolves, shape shifters, and her roommate is a vampire. Between trying to learn how to use her powers, dodging the scary mean girls, and trying not to crush on her enemy's hot boyfriend her life is less than magical. To make things even more complicated she finds that one day she could be one of the most powerful magic users in the world. When people are attacked and Sophie's only friend is the suspect Sophie decides to investigate, but when she uncovers the mystery she finds may make her realize that there are worse things to be than a witch.

This is a funny, exciting book with a great lead character, a fun mystery, and a good romance hook. I was a little skeptical about reading another magical Child of Destiny book, but the well rounded characters and humor throughout the book won me over. The book has a real Harry Potter feel with the whole new magic user in a magic school and destined to be the most powerful thing going on, but manages to be original in its own way. If you like paranormal romances and paranormal with a good sense of humor, then you should grab Hex Hall.

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