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Archer had been with him, and as far as I knew, they had both still been locked in that cell when Thorne Abbey was attacked. Still been trapped there when the Council used Daisy, another demon, to set Thorne Abbey on fire.
Cal had gone into the burning mansion to save them, but not before telling me to take the Itineris to find my mom, who was, for some reason, with Aislinn Brannick, leader of a group of monster hunters. Maybe I could just lie here and wait for Mom to find me. That would be convenient. Isighed as the wind rustled the leaves overhead. Yep, that was a solid plan. Lie here on the ground and wait for someone to come to me.
A bright light suddenly seared against my closed eyelids, and I winced, raising my hand to ward off whatever it was.
When I opened my eyes, I honestly expected to see one of the Brannicks standing there, maybe with a torch or a flashlight. The ghost of Elodie Parris, to be exact, standing at my feet, glaring down at me, arms crossed. She was glowing so brightly that I squinted as I sat up.
Elodie had been murdered by my great-grandmother nearly a year ago long story , and thanks to a little shared magic between us before she died, her ghost was now tied to me. She moved her mouth, but no sounds came out. From her expression and the little bit of lip-reading I could do, I thought that was probably a good thing.
Lots of them. And not much else. I sighed and looked around. Like, way hotter than it was at Thorne. Finally, I worked out that it was: But Cal said my mom was with them. What I do know is that apparently the Itineris sucks, because the only scary redhead Isee around here is you.
Another howl, this one closer. In the distance, I could hear something crashing through the underbrush. For a second I thought about running, but my knees were so rubbery that just standing was a challenge.
No way could Ioutrun a werewolf. Which meant staying and fighting. Or, you know, staying and getting mauled. I felt my powers stir in the pit of my stomach, and a sudden terror shot through me. I was normal, I reminded myself. Just a regular seventeen-year-old girl, about to face against a werewolf with nothing more than…Okay, well, Idid have a big-ass sword and a ghost. That had to count for something. Iglanced over at Elodie. She was staring into the woods, looking vaguely bored.
Are you even a little bit concerned about that? Iread her lips: The sounds got louder, and Ihoisted the sword higher. Then, with a snarl, something large and furry leaped through the trees. Igave a little shriek, and even Elodie jumped back.
Well, floated back. For a moment, all three of us were frozen, me holding the sword like a baseball bat, Elodie hovering a few feet off the ground, the Were crouched in front of us. I had no idea if it was a boy or a girl werewolf, but I thought it was young. White froth dripped from its snout. Werewolves are kind of drooly. It lowered its head, and I clutched the sword tighter, waiting for it to spring.
But instead of leaping to rip my throat out, the werewolf made a low keening sound, almost like it was crying.
I looked in its eyes, which were disturbingly human. Yep, definitely tears. And fear.
Lots of it. It was panting hard, and I got the feeling it had been running for a while. Something had scared this werewolf, and there were only a few things Icould think of that could do that. Scary Irish Prodigium hunters? Way up on that list. The werewolf and I were plunged into darkness.
I cursed, and the werewolf made a growl that sounded like the same word. And then everything erupted at once. I heard a brief scuffle, followed by a sharp yelp. Then the only sound was my own breath, bellowing in and out of my lungs.
Icaught a movement out of the corner of my eye, and instinctively stepped toward it, still holding the sword out in front of me. Suddenly, a bright light, much brighter than Elodie had been, shone directly in my face.
Iclosed my eyes, and stumbled. Another hit, this one to the back of my legs, and suddenly Iwas on my back. A weight settled on my chest as bony knees pressed both of my arms to the ground. I felt a sharp stinging under my chin, and I fought the urge to whimper. The flashlight that had blinded me was lying a few feet from my head now, which gave me just enough light to see what appeared to be a twelve-year-old girl sitting on my chest.
That was embarrassing. Then the cold metal at my neck reminded me this particular sixth grader had a knife. And as weird as it may seem, what with a blade at my throat and all, my first thought was, Oh, thank God. They were a large family of women—always women, although I guess guys factored in there somewhere, seeing as how the family had been around for over a thousand years.
Unfortunately, Ifit their definition of evil. The girl scowled. So you can either tell me what kind of freak you are, or Ican cut you open and find out myself. Her eyes widened. For a second, she looked unsure, and the knife at my throat slid back, maybe an inch or so. It was all Ineeded. Irolled hard onto one side. The move pulled something in my shoulder so badly that tears sprang to my eyes, but it still had the desired effect of dumping the girl off me.
She shrieked, and I heard a muffled thump that I really, really hoped was the knife hitting the ground.
My fingers closed around the hilt, and Idragged it toward me. Using the sword for leverage, I pushed myself to my feet and turned back to the girl. She was still sitting on the ground, leaning back on her hands, her breath coming hard and fast. All traces of Badass Girl Scout were gone from her face; now she was just a scared little kid. I wondered why. I mean, I was still leaning on the sword, not pointing it at her. My legs were trembling so much, I was sure she could see it, and Iknew my face was streaked with tears and sweat.
She knew me, or at least knew of me. I especially liked BFF Jenna and the super cute and witty Archer, and Sophie herself turns out to be a pretty kick-ass heroine. It did take me a little while to get used to the author's voice, but the humor actually gets to be really good as the story develops and I've gone back to giggle over certain passages again. Overally, this is a really terrific debut and a fast-paced, entertaining read.
It's always a plus when a YA author manages to surprise her audience with twists and turns in the plot too, and there are a couple of really good ones here that will leave readers on the edge for more. View all 9 comments. K Rowling after writing the book. Or probably not. Exactly my kind of gal! The narration and dialogue are delightful and easy to read. The author manipulated these fantastic characters pretty well and created interesting conflicts and twists although personally, I think the plot could use a bit more action.
This is highly recommended especially for young readers or even old looking for a light, enjoyable fantasy read. View all 56 comments. May 11, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, almost as surprised as I am by the fact that I actually decided to read it.
I'd all but given up on young adult novels that feature any of the following: Young adult fantasy and urban fantasy seems to have been constantly churning out more of the same, but Hex Hall really ticked all the right boxes for me. Granted, a boarding school for witches and whatnot isn't exactl I was so pleasantly surprised by this book, almost as surprised as I am by the fact that I actually decided to read it. Granted, a boarding school for witches and whatnot isn't exactly original and it's a hard field to compete in when you're up against the likes of J.
Rowling , but I liked Hawkins' laid back and kind of chick-lit style writing. The novel reminded me of something in between Vampire Academy and this TV show that I used to love when I was a kid called 'The Worst Witch', maybe I'm wrong but I'd be willing to bet that not many people outside of the UK have heard of it.
Anyway, you basically have all you expect from a regular high school: But then you also have the added trouble that comes with supernatural creatures and magical powers: I won't say that I expected to hate it, but I did expect to be bored.
I never imagined there would be moments that made me laugh out loud and annoyingly stereotypical bad boys that are actually hot enough to get away with being annoyingly stereotypical bad boys.
Yes, you heard me right: Maybe my mid-life crisis came early but I thought Archer was really hot. I think I liked him most because he had a sense of humour and didn't say really stupid cliched phrases like "I'm wrong for you because I'm so badass" - okay, maybe it doesn't quite go like that but I hate literary heroes that believe they're so bad that they've earned the right to apologise for it.
My point: Archer wasn't like that. The mystery was alright but it wasn't my favourite bit; the novel's strength was in the characters and the dialogue, not in the plot behind it all.
Probably was what stopped me from giving it 5 stars, my full marks demand a better story. But what the heck, it was fun, I enjoyed it a lot, and I now have every intention of reading Demonglass. View all 15 comments.
It's been years since I read Hex Hall for the first time and for some reason I got a strong feeling that I need to re-read this one. After six years. So, here I'm and this time in English. The main character is 16 which is a little younger than books I usually read right now. But honestly? I did not care at all! Sophie is so damn hilarious. I love that girl! Nothing changed here. I was pleasantly surprised, how much I've laughed. Really liked this one. View all 8 comments. Dec 07, Rachel E.
Carter rated it liked it Shelves: I really liked Archer but I wasn't very drawn into the plot or the main character. The author has a fun, fast-paced writing style that is easy to follow and plenty of humor to go around, but I was not a fan of the cliff-hanger ending for a first book in a series.
I will get around to the sequel at some point but this is one of my more light-hearted fantasy reads. I think it would have been a hit for my middle school self: View all 6 comments. May 09, Natalie Monroe rated it it was ok Shelves: Elodie [his girlfriend] is stupid and dull.
Also known as YA's embarrassing puberty years. I tend to stay away from books published during that time since they're filled with unhealthy romantic relationships and girl-on-girl hate. YA now is like college you, all grown-up and cringing at the occasional photo of your tween self that po "Archer is smart and funny in addition to being hot.
YA now is like college you, all grown-up and cringing at the occasional photo of your tween self that pops up on Facebook. Hex Hall is juvenile YA. The writing is a more inane version of Meg Cabot 's style, filled with cutesy internal monologues and pop culture references.
The plot is an typical mystery type without much punch. And the girl hate. God , the girl hate. They looked amazing in the fugly gym uniforms. I thought it was heading that direction for a while and was sadly let down. Yeah, sure, she passes Sophie her powers in the end. Cry me a river. What power? The power to tear each other down?
It was ridiculous. Ethics aside, it's a damn good tactic. The feminism in Hex Hall reminds me of this movie I watched recently: White Chicks. I know, it's been out for over a decade, but I wasn't interested until I saw a gif of one of the protagonists telling the other to hold his poodle, so he can beat someone up. It's not devoid of female bonding—Sophie and Jenna's relationship was nicely done—but it relies on knocking down other women to build the home team up.
In White Chicks, it's the fake Wilson sisters and their friends against the spoiled heiresses who are willing to sleep their way onto the catwalk. In Hex Hall, it's Sophie and Jenna against the witches' coven who are obsessed with power and their looks. I'm sure you're all tired of me banging on about feminism, but it's something I unconsciously look for when I read.
I weigh other factors too obviously—plot, pace, characters, the realistic aspect, etc, but gender equality is up there. If a book is awesome enough, I can overlook certain aspects, like Six of Crows 's arguably archetypal ending view spoiler [of a hero needing to rescue his girl. View all 20 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Well this is just the same old tired format for paranormal YA boarding school romps.
I've seen the same story time and time again in books like Secret Lives , Evernight , Firespell , and it is just boring me. The teachers don't seem to give a damn about discipline-explain to me why the werewolf who attacked Sophie on her first minute on campus got no punishment? Is attempted murder seen as acceptable at this school? The only one who was given a stern talking to was the guy who saved Sophie by using magic to protect her from the werewolf!
Strange moral code from the head teacher don't you think? As usual in these books, the kids do what the hell they like with the teachers ignoring them, which defeats the whole purpose of the school in my opinion. These kids are sent to this school because they can't control their power so surely they should be watched closely!!! I hate stupid plots like this.
View all 19 comments. Jul 06, Alexandra Bracken rated it it was amazing. I can't even tell you how many times I laughed out loud or had to put the book down because I was laughing so hard! Sophie Mercer is now officially one of my favorite heroines and I just might be a little bit in love with Archer Cross, too. I can't say enough wonderful things about this book, only that you need to pick it up ASAP when it debuts next March. I'm only sad that I have to wait so long to read the next book in the series!!
Apr 18, Daiane rated it liked it. Actual Rating: My last Rachel Hawkins one didn't attracted me that much and It's not an original plot. A young witch who screw up and let humans see her magic.
Firstly, how can she be that dumb to show her magic to others like nothing? Who she doesn't even know that well and is like "let me be your fairy godmother. Ops, sorry And there she makes frien Actual Rating: And there she makes friend with this pinky girly vampire who is her new roommate view spoiler [And I loved how the homosexual card was played here.
Jenna is so sweat and her relationship with Sophie was really awesome. I really liked that we have a book that finally portraits that having a gay girl friend doesn't means she will be different, or that she won't like pink or be feminine or even that she will like you. Now what about you? Definitely something cutesy ending in ie. Sophie is too slow and sometimes she was too dumb.
Although I kinda liked when she was really useless as a witch because, well, we are useless. That would have been cool. Instead I raised the stake to about shoulder height and took two, maybe three shuffling steps forward. Then viselike fingers clenched my throat, the stake was wrenched from my hand, and a sharp stabbing pain shot up my right thigh as I landed on the ground with a thump that knocked the breath out of me.
There were people or monsters that were really well introduced and they never appeared again. Or were just a cameo in the corner of the story. I also expected more from the professors. Not a Minerva McGonagall kind of development, but something. There were also things told over and over again, like the reader didn't get it the first time. And the second. And the third So, as all normal schools, at Hecate there were also evil bitches, I mean, witches. Sophie is called to the "coven" but You know.
We also get the hate-love plot as a bonus and things happens Archer is still far away from my head. He still bothers me and how he was described, with all his hotness I don't know, it was just too lame. I'm actually more interested in Cal And we get action!!!
And the plot twist, even though it's not THAT good, it's still really interesting. I wasn't expecting the end and all the mystery got me by surprise. That really increased my ratings. So yes, I recommend this book but be aware of the laziness in the beginning and all the teen feelings. I'l try to stop with the pop culture references. This book was pretty good. There was action, suspense, and some romance.
The main character was witty and any reader would be able to relate to them since she had boy, friend, family and identity problems.
This book occasionally reminded me of Harry Potter because of some of the teachers being both harsh and grandmotherly at times. Rachel Hawkins also captured the rea high school life and drama in this with their own version of Prom, cliques, relationships, and talking about teachers behind thei This book was pretty good.
Rachel Hawkins also captured the rea high school life and drama in this with their own version of Prom, cliques, relationships, and talking about teachers behind their backs.
The ending was sad somewhat but you are going to have to read to find out what it is: Overall this book is good if you are looking for: View all 4 comments. Aug 24, Mari Hilly rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this simple book so much because it's funny and has magic with a cool magic school setting which I enjoyed a lot! Sophie is one of the most funny characters I read about.
I mean, only Gwendolyn from Rubinrot is funnier than her. I loved a lot Archer Cross and view spoiler [I don't think he wanted to hurt anyone, so I'm expecting his appearance in the next book. I will not have a crush on Archer Cross, I will not have a crush o 4. Feb 07, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: I am possibly one of the only people who hasn't read Rebel Belle so I didn't know how amazing Rachel Hawkins was at writing!
There is nothing extremely spectacular about her writing there aren't really intricate profound quotes and there aren't any special qualities that set her apart like poetry prose or anything of the sort, but all of that is why her writing is so great.
She took a very plain storyline, something done before, and made it incredibly unique and beautiful because it was so real. For instance, her characters were so perfect. Sophie was everything you would expect her to be given her situation.
She was a giving caring character who was also definitely selfish and she second guessed herself and others all the time, all the while giving chances to the underdog. She is in reality a well rounded character that I could see existing in the world and that's so rare.
Besides the supernatural beings, this was a very realistic book. They go to classes, they sometimes suck at classes, she got detention, there was a cute boy with a girlfriend who happened to be the mean girl.
It was basically the supernatural version of mean girls if they had been at a boarding school and I loved it. So simple. This is not a book that you spend days trying to get over, this isn't a book that you can't stop thinking about, but it's a really good fun book to immerse yourself in for a few hours. Really enjoyed it.
View all 3 comments. Mar 31, Sophia. Harry Potter: Magic Castle. Forbidden forest. Courses to learn spells.
Very powerful headmaster. Special relationship between headmaster and one student. Said student appears to be the Chosen One. Humble, but still very gifted. Anna and the French Kiss: Girl doesn't want to be here.
On her first day, meets lesbian roommate and hottest boy in school. Then meets Queen Bee and is bullied.
Doesn't talk to Dad but likes Mom okay. Earns detention, and ends up with hottest Harry Potter: Earns detention, and ends up with hottest boy. Vampire Academy: Magic castle. Courses to learn how to fight. Kick-ass heroin. Doesn't know Dad. Learns that he is the Evil incarnate. Sounds familiar? Yeah, well, not surprising. Because it seems like Rachel Hawkins, on top of having a bad author behaviour, also thought that it would be a good idea to put all this stuff in a cauldron, shake it up, and call the stinky result Hex Hall.
View all 7 comments. May 23, Lucy rated it it was ok Shelves: My main impression from the book is that it's meant for the very bottom of the age spectrum it's being marketed for.
I'd say years old because the writing is extremely simplistic. Of course, there's a lot of dead teenagers flying around so it's a weird mix of older, more mature themes and fairly immature writing. The world building is so-so. There wasn't a lot of depth here despite being charming in a general kind of way. Female Harry Potter, Sophie Mercer is not, but still fanatic Potter My main impression from the book is that it's meant for the very bottom of the age spectrum it's being marketed for.
The book moves at a brisk pace and Sophie, the female lead, is adorable and funny. The book tosses a lot of cliches in a blender and while you're perfectly aware you're being served every paranormal plot device ever it still goes down smoothly enough. I wouldn't recommend it to adults who like reading the genre. I'm giving my copy to the teenage girl who lives next door.
Feb 19, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it it was ok Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: I space out and take a lot of reading breaks. Sometimes the result of those distractions is a complete crap gif-filled mess instead of a review. Sophie was just trying to cast a love spell that would make the quarterback ditch his cheer captain date and take the most unpopular girl Find all of my reviews at: Sophie was just trying to cast a love spell that would make the quarterback ditch his cheer captain date and take the most unpopular girl at school from zero to hero.
Unfortunately, the spell worked a little too well. That image is for all the ladies. I continue to cross my fingers in hopes this trend will pass and authors will only be signed to produce one book at a time. Hopefully the result will be books that aren't always soooooooo open ended. Off topic: Click their names to read their reviews This paranormal fantasy novel is fun, quick and entertaining to read. I've listened to the audio book and is narrated by Cris Dukehart she's really good by the way.
When a spell gone bad, a young witch Sophie Mercer was sent to Hecate Hall Hex Hall as a punishment of exposing herself to humans. Students consists of young Prodigium or supernatural creatures like vampires, w I would like to thank Ate AJ and Ate Rachel for recommending this book to me. Students consists of young Prodigium or supernatural creatures like vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches etc. Things happened when there are mysterious attacks towards the students and they think Jenna Sophie's vampire roommate is responsible for these attacks.
Sophie doesn't believe in it and she's about to find out. The setting somewhat reminds me of Harry Potter and the Hex Hall's history made me curious. It's pretty interesting and I want to know more. Sophie Mercer is such a fascinating character. She's witty, hilarious and sarcastic at its best. This lady made me laugh out loud. As for other characters, all of them are interesting.
Especially Archer Cross. Oh how I love this bad boy warlock. Lastly, the plot twist in this book is something I didn't expect. I was like "WHOA!