Story Synopsis: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. (From Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this book. Sophie Mercer is a funny, engaging character who has you rooting for her from the first page. The world Rachel Hawkins created is fun, intriguing and filled with awesome characters. Hex Hall itself is like a school for paranormal delinquents, filled with witches, vampires, shifters, werewolves, and fairies.
Though it took me a little while, I was completely hooked by the half way point and devoured the second half of this book. I loved Sophie, her friends and though Archer was a compelling love interest. I enjoyed the twists and themes, and while I suspected things may go a certain way, I found the plot twists entertaining.
For those of you who like a sassy main female character and the paranormal genre, this book is an excellent read. If you read and enjoyed Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White, you'll enjoy Hex Hall. I cannot wait to get my hands on book two.