Hex Hall

By: Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall Book Review

For my book of choice, I decided to go with Hex Hall. It's a fictional book by Rachel Hawkins although I do wish it were a reality. The book tells of a world where witches, fairies, and werewolves are just an everyday thing. You can walk by them on the street and think that they are regular humans just like you and me.

Hex Hall takes place in the state of Georgia and is told in the point of view of the main character, Sophie Mercer. Banned from the real world, Sophie is sent to Hecate Hall to get a full understanding of her powers but instead, uncovers the deadly secret of her family. The setting is Hecate Hall which is referred to by students as Hex Hall (because it is run by witches).

I personally enjoyed this book. I believe it had a good level of love and hate as well as good and evil. In the beginning, it did seem a little boring and I was ready to go to sleep, however i'm glad I didn't. After the first chapter, the book took an instant turn and became beyond interesting. I'm glad I read through and I am more than excited to get a hold of book two. Rachel Hawkins did wonderful work with this supernatural novel.

I would definitely recommend this book. However, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. If someone is looking for a book about real life romance or if they are looking for blood and gore imagery, this is not the book for them. This book is for the audience that spends their time watching things such as "The Vampire Diaries", or "Sabrina The Teenage Witch". This book is both reality and other-worldly. When reading it, it can take you away from reality while still keeping you in on everything. This book is for the dreamers and eye-openers.

Hex Hall was published in 2010 and contains 323 pages. This book is also first edition for it's kind. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

About The Author

Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama. Rachel taught high school English for 3 years. She is married to a geologist and also has a little boy whose main hobbies are playing video games, running around in circles, and plotting his Future Intergalactic Take-Over. When not writing books, Rachel enjoys reading, travelling, and knitting (very terribly.)