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.
Sixteen-year-old witch Sophie Mercer has been to 19 schools, always forced to leave when she does an obvious spell. However, after a love spell gone wrong at prom, Sophie's mom sends her to Hecate (aka Hex) Hall, a boarding school in Georgia for Prodigium (witches, warlocks, and the like), who took a wrong turn somewhere on the way. Her roommate is the only vampire on campus, and is hated because the most powerful coven at school suspects she killed her last roommate. Witty, sarcastic writing, lots of humor, and realistic characters make this young adult novel compelling. This is the first in the Hex Hall series.
- Juvenile Fiction
- School + Education, General, Social Issues / Adolescence, Mysteries + Detective Stories
- March 2, 2010
- March 2, 2010
- Rachel Hawkins