Hex Hall Book One by Rachel HawkinsHex Hall Book One by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall Book One

byRachel Hawkins

Hardcover | March 2, 2010

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Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she is a witch. Her non-gifted mother has been supportive, consulting Sophie's estranged father-a 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 exiles her to "Hex Hall", an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fairies, and shape-shifters.

By the end of her first day, Sophie has three new enemies, a futile crush on a warlock, a tagalong ghost, and a vampire roommate. Worse, Sophie soon learns that an unknown predator has been attacking students. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries converges, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Rachel Hawkins (www.rachel-hawkins.com) is a high school English teacher. She lives with her family in Alabama, and is currently at work on the next book in the Hex Hall series.
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Title:Hex Hall Book OneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423121309

ISBN - 13:9781423121305

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I really enjoyed the main character and I found the plot to be fast paced and interesting. I also really enjoyed the friendship in this book between Sophie and her roommate
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming. Pun intended. In general, i really liked this book. I, for once, thought the main caracter was great. She was funny and witty and lovable. And so were the other caracters. However, the plot was oretty predictible. But it was fast-paste and i read it in one sitting. h hp 0_
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hex hall book 1 This book was different then I thought but awesome all the same.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheated myself... I started reading the series from the third book so now I read the trilogy backwards. Hate it when that happens. Now I'm fitting the pieces together of Sophie's friends and not friends. Great story great characters I just know what ultimately happens. :(
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good This book is an excellent choice for 10 year old readers
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good This book is now officially one of my favourites, I loved all the characters in it and the development if both the story and characters, there were some surprising twists I didn't coming and relationships I fell in love with, this story kept me captivated and intrigued the whole time and made me want to straight away read the next book, which was even better! So get reading everyone it's well worth it!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love the book, and live the serie
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Love this series!! Not one boring part in it. I couldn't put down my kobo!
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not bad It was pretty good
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read It is a MUST READ. This book always keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is really funny because of the main character's whit. But it also has a heart breaking moment between her and her love interest. The book has super cute friendship and romantic relationships. Once you read this book you will be obsessed with wanting to finish the entire series. The second book the this series is demon glass and the third is spell bound. After this, you must read school spirits which is a spin off to this series.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome quick read
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hex hall review Face paced and exciting. One minute, I'm crumpled on the floor, laughing my whole head off and the next, I'm standing on the edge of my seat, sucked right into the action. Beautiful!
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best freakin book ever and i read alot This book is insanely good it has an incredible story line to it that i just couldn't put the book down. It took me 6 days to read this and i bought the next one in case i was in a no wifi zone and i couldn't get it so i can continue reading without stopping
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hex Hall Such a cute book. I'm gonna read it over and over!
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreaming of Books Review This is probably one of the lighter and fun paranormal books I’ve read lately. There were parts that had me laughing out loud and smiling at Sophie but there’s also the big mystery of who is attacking the students. Sophie is your average teenage girl but also happens to be a witch. Her magic always seems to go awry and that gets her sent to boarding school with other with other wayward Prodigium. Sophie is hilarious and witty with lots of charm. She becomes fast friends with her roommate, Jenna, who’s a vampire and the one everyone suspects is attacking the other students. Even when everyone is against Jenna, Sophie still stands up for her and there’s not much she can do but she still believes that Jenna is innocent. There’s a little bit of romance with Sophie and Archer, a warlock that she meets at Hex Hall. It seems that Archer is hiding a secret himself so I don’t know where that might go and will probably be revisited again in the second book. I thought this would be a predictable read but every time that I thought I had something figured out or saw where the story might be heading Rachel Hawkins throws in another twist. What happened to Archer, Holly, Elodie and especially Sophie were all things that threw me for a loop. As with so many of the other big twists in the book, I did not see that ending coming and can’t wait to find out what happens to Sophie next.
Date published: 2010-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read A likeable, snarky heroine and a good start to the series. I will check out the second book when it is released.
Date published: 2010-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Funny, Great Start to the Series! I really enjoyed this book! The characters were great, and the plot was out of the ordinary. This book had faeries, witches, warlocks, shapeshifters, a vampire, werewolves, ghosts---practically everything, which I loved! The first half of the book gave me the feeling that it wouldn't turn out great, but once I was half way through, It picked up the pace and I couldn't put it down! Not a lot of action, and it was a short, light read but I still enjoyed it. Hawkins writes with humor, wit and youth which I enjoyed. It was not a serious read at all, Sophie leaves you laughing and instantly attached to her witty personality. Sophie is a witch. She found this out three years ago, and it has gotten her into some trouble. Her father, who is a warlock, and her mother, who is normal, separated before she was born. Her mother has raised her all of her life, which has resulted in Sophie learning practically nothing about her abilities. She has some tricks up her sleeves, and when Prom night comes, she casts a love spell--which doesn't go exactly the way she planned. Now, her father who she has yet to meet, has decided what her punishment will be. He is sending her to Hecate, also known as Hex Hall. Students who attend are for kids twelve to seventeen just like Sophie, except they aren't all witches; some are faeries, others are drooling werewolves, one is a hated vampire, some can shift, or like Sophie, they are witches, or if your a boy, a warlock. The students have all different abilities, and Sophie has no idea what to expect. She meets new people, some nicer than others. She shares a room with the only vampire in the whole school, Jenna. No one likes her, and she is blamed for killing of one of the girls who was found dead. Sophie doesn't know why anyone would accuse her, she's friendly and has her side of the room covered in pink. Sophie realizes that Jenna may be her only friend there, she meets three girls who are powerful and beautiful, they are snobby and manipulative. Surprisingly, they need Sophie, because she is the only other dark witch. She also learns that the hot warlock, Archer, is dating the leader of the three girls, Elodie. Sophie develops a crush, discovers secrets and learns the truth. Someone is attacking the students and all fingers are pointed at Jenna. Sophie knows it's not her, and when she tries to discover who it really is, more secrets are revealed. Can Sophie figure out the mystery before the killer sets its next target? This book ends with a pretty crazy cliffhanger, so I cannot wait to read the next book! From the looks of it, this series will only get better and better! 2010-032
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Witches, faeries, vampires...the works! After a love spell goes horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer is sent from a normal human school to Hex Hall for Prodigiums. This school is a reformatory school for creatures like witches, faeries, shapshifters, weres and the occasional vampire. Sophie isn't exactly in the best position to be attending Hex Hall since her father is Head of the Council, which means that he basically put all the students into the school, so it's understandable that everyone at the school dislikes Sophie. In one day, Sophie has already made enemies with the three most powerful, supermodel-looking witches, developed a crush on the hottest warlock in school and befriended the only vampire student attending Hex Hall. When Sophie realizes that she is a Dark Witch (basically one of the most powerful witches), she realizes that she has no idea how to use her powers to the best of her abilities. Then the first attack occurs. Chasten, one of the supermodel witches, is attacked while in the shower and all eyes go to the vampire, Jenna. Things start to get weirder and soon the whole school is threatened. Sophie realizes that she must control her powers and stop this new evil force before she ends up being the next victim. I have to say that the beginning was not exactly that great and I didn't see where this story was going. But then somewhere around the middle, things started to pick up and it got really intense and I couldn't stop. And wow, what an ending too! I'd like to say that I saw it coming, but I guess I was just too into the story to think things through and it just came as a huge surprise. I can't wait to find out what happens next in the sequel, because that is one cliffhanger I do not want to leave hanging.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!!!! Hex Hall is the start of a new series and wow what a great book. This book is about a young witch named Sophie Mercer who is sentenced to school at Hex Hall because of a spell gone bad. This is an isolated school for witches, fairies, shapshifters and vampires, all who are at Hex Hall for exposing their existence to humans. At school Sophie is roomed with the only outcast Vampire, and develops a crush on a handsome warlock named Archer Cross. When students start getting attcked on campus Sophie finds that she is the only one standing beside her roommate, who becomes the number one suspect. Sophie is a great character, with a very sassy attitude. She will keep you laughing and reading. Hopefully this is the beginning of a great new series and can't wait till there's a book number 2
Date published: 2010-03-19

Read from the Book

???????? Hex Hall I turned to leave, but the door slammed shut inches from my face. Suddenly,a wind seemed to blow through the room and the pictures on the walls rattled.When I turned back to the girls, all three of them were smiling at me, their hairrippling around their faces like they were underwater.The one lamp in the room fl ickered and then went out. I could just make outslivery traces of light passing under their skin, like mercury. Even their eyes wereglowing. As I watched, the girls levitated, the tips of their Hecate Hall-issueloafers barely brushing the mossy carpet. Now they weren't homecoming queensor supermodels-they were witches, and very dangerous ones at that.Even as I fought the urge to fall to my knees and throw my hands over myhead, I was wondering, was this what I was capable of?

Editorial Reviews

If Meyer's Twilight series embodies the romantic supernatural, Hawkins' debut novel exemplifies the supernatural spoof. Sixteen-year-old Sophie Mercer, whose absentee father is a warlock, discovered both her heritage and her powers at age 13. While at her school prom, Sophie happens upon a miserable girl sobbing in the bathroom and tries to perform a love spell to help her out. It misfires, and Sophie finds herself at Hecate (aka Hex) Hall, a boarding school for delinquent Prodigium (witches, warlocks, faeries, shape-shifters, and the occasional vampire). What makes this fast-paced romp work is Hawkins' wry humor and sharp eye for teen dynamics, especially between the popular and the misfit crowds. Sophie is a multidimensional character, both likable and believably flawed. Secondary characters lack her depth, but their more broadly drawn portraits are in keeping with narrator Sophie's impressions of her teachers and classmates. Many clever touches (vampire Lord Byron teaches literature), spot-on depictions of classic teen situations (crushing on the queen bee's boyfriend), and an ending that leaves you hanging will have readers grabbing for the sequel.-Booklist