Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex hall by Rachel Hawkins

I read this fairly recently ans was pleasantly surprised. The main character, Sophie Mercer is busted big time and sent off to  Hecate “Hex” Hall, a reform school  for witches, shapeshifters and faeries who are a danger to themselves and the people around them… especially in danger of revealing the existance of such things as witches, warlocks and vampires!

Predictably, the transition to boarding school for ‘monsters’ does not go smoothly. Once the fellow students find out who Sophie’s father is… and tell her, things get even worse!

The school itself is under a cloud as first one, then another student turns up dead or almost, with most of their blood drained! The work of the resident vampire – or is it? And of course a bit of unrequited love and jealousy doesn’t go astray!

I love the characters in this book. Sophie is no angel, but she is likable and feisty without being obnoxious. Her friendship with Jenna, the only vampire student is believable and entertaining, as well as central to several of the events and ideals behind the story.

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