8 Dec 2015


Trilogy Review / Hex Hall Trilogy by Rachel Hawkins

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 tag-along 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.

Published:     2010,
Publisher:  Hyperion
Goodreads :  Hex Hall, Demonglass & Spellbound
Series or Stand-Alone:  Books 1, 2 & 3, Hex Hall
Source:  Owned

After reading The Witches I was really inspired to read something else witchy.  I decided to pick up this trilogy.  I had read Hex Hall, the first book, back in 2010 and remembered that I enjoyed it.  I had also read the second book, Demonglass (called Raising Demons in England) in 2011 but had not picked up the last book, which is a fate that a lot of trilogies and series tend to have happened for me.  Its something I am working on and, in fact, if a book is part of a series I actually try not to read it until the entire series has come out and I can marathon reading them.  Anyway, being that I read the first book back in 2010, I thought I had better re-read the first book and the second book before I dive into the third book.  I am glad I did.  If possible, I enjoyed this trilogy a lot better the second time around.  What I liked the most and what kept me reading right to the end is the secrets that are to be revealed throughout the book.  I always had a sense that there is more to the story than what the author was telling me after reading the first two books and I was right.  OK so the main character Sophie was not the sharpest tool in the box but she got to where she needed to be at the end and it was fun following her journey.

This trilogy was so fun to read and the stories aren't very long so I managed to get through the entire series in less than three days...

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