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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Book Review: Hex Hall
Sopie has pushed her luck one too many times, and that's saying alot. Her mother and her have moved about 19 times in her 16 years of life. Yeah, that's a whole bunch, unfortunately it's because Sophie just can't seem to control her want to use her magic.
Even though she always has the best intentions, well usually has the best intentions, her spells always backfire. They are always way too powerful. But her last helping hand really did her in. She cast a love spell to help out a classmate, and it blew up in her face, big time.
Being sent to Hecate Hall was pretty much the low point to a bum life. Sophie knew she had hit rock bottom. Now she was sentenced to spend the next two years in a ' correctional facility ' for the special magic kids, who do bad things. Great, Juvie for the magically inclined.
Day one brings her just the same outcast status as every other school she has ever been to. When a werewolf tries to attack her and the only thing she can think of is to say " Bad Dog. " Yeah, a great witch she is going to make. Fortunately the school resident bad boy, and all round hottie, Archer comes to her rescue. Unfortunately he is just as much a jerk as he is good looking.
Being asked, and then refusing to join a coven of dark witches, with the most popular girl, Elodie, in school, and being the roommate of the only vampire on campus, only furthers her spot on the D list. But even though she seems to be a total loser, Archer seems to pay more and more attention to her, Much to Elodie's dismay.
When a student is attacked, in the same way one was killed less than 6 months ago, panic is an understatement. The school officials try to keep things calm, but everyone, with the exception of Sophie, are blaming Jenna. The only Vampire on campus. Who else could it have been? Both victims had puncture wounds in their neck and blood drained. But Sophie knows Jenna is innocent.
When Sophie's great-grandmother, a ghost, decides to start teaching her some new tricks, Sophie is thrilled. Until another student is attacked and Jenna is sent away. Now things are getting out of hand, and she needs help. Alice, her great-grandmother, places a protection spell on her, it allows her to know when she is with an enemy, if she ever encounters one.
Alone in a room with Archer, and then making out with Archer is something that has only happened in her fantasies.. Until her hand starts to burn, and there on the skin underneath her burning hand is the sign of the L'Occhio di Dio, The Eye. The organization that is bent on hunting down and killing all extraordinary beings. And here it is, the mark, on the boy she is in love with.
Saving the day, and finally putting to rest who was behind the attacks should have made Sophie feel better, but even though Archer had been evil, she still missed him. He hadn't been caught. When Jenna return, Sophie couldn't be happier, until Jenna explains to her that the necklace her grandmother gave her is demon magic.
Besides The Eye, another possible suspect has been a demon all along, especially since Elodie and her coven was accused of trying to raise one. But if the gift was from her grandmother, and had demon blood in it, did that mean her grandmother was a demon? If so then what about Sophie, was she even a witch, or something far worse?
Totally awesome little book, I def recommend this and look forward to the next in the series coming out this year :)