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 tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire 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.
This book was outstanding! I'm going to put this book up in my top favorite reads of the year. It has been a really painful reading year for me lol! It's a quick read too, read it in one sitting.
What made this book so great for me was the fact that I was not annoyed by anything. Probably a first for me as I get annoyed very easily. Sophie is now my new favorite leading lady. She's got a great personality and I just loved her voice.
I also loved the fact that there was no stupid love triangle, no sudden declarations of love that had been pulled out of the characters asses and no dumb as a box of rocks heroine. Sure some of the plot lines were a bit cliche, like Sophie being in a boarding school, having a crush on the hottest guy in the school, and her only friend being the social outcast vampire and it seems like your run of the mill YA book all over again. But you would be wrong of course.
Blah bitty blah, don't be like me and procrastinate to read this, pick it up now and wait in agony with me till the next one comes out. RAH!