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.
Not many people have heard about this series, but when I was desperately searching for a new series that included magic and mythical creatures (my favorite kinds of books), I came across it and decided to give it a chance. Thank goodness I did! This trilogy loses no excitement as the books go on, I’d say they even get better and better! The Hex Hall books are full of plot twists that cannot be seen coming; sometimes that’s a good thing…
Sophie Mercer is stuck in a love triangle with a boy named Archer Cross, who is in her classes at Hex Hall, and Cal who is the groundskeeper at Hex Hall. Both are extremely attractive, both are lovable, and they are both very protective of Sophie which makes them even more attractive in my opinion, and the ending of the series is upsetting both because she has to choose one of them when I loved both, and because of an insane plot twist that I never thought Rachel Hawkins would do.
Sophie also gets caught in a situation in which she must choose which group to be a part of: the Prodigium, or the Brannicks, who are out to destroy the Prodigium. Both groups need her because of her power, but she cannot choose both because they are out to kill each other. The choices she makes are kind of insane, but I learned to love her insanity. While exploring both options and trying to make a decision she runs into multiple obstacles which I can’t explain because they would be spoilers, but trust me, they are super stressful.
Jenna, Sophie’s vampire best friend, is a friend I wish I had. She is super awesome and cool and loyal which is the perfect kind of friend. Her sarcasm also brings a bit of comedy into the books in some serious situations, and always at the perfect times! Sophie also makes some untrustworthy magical friends along the way to making her decisions which bring even more craziness into the books!
This trilogy is the perfect blend of romance, magic, and action and I definitely recommend this trilogy to any person out there looking for a new series to read!
Hey, its Brigit thanks for stopping by. This is my first time ever allowing a guest post on my blog, and who better to do it than my good friend Kirsten! After reading her review, the Hex Hall series is definitely going on my TBR list for sure! Hope you enjoy what she has to say! And I’ll make sure that this won’t be her last guest post! 🙂 You can buy book one of The Hex Hall Series on Amazon here and wherever books are sold.