Hex Hall book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's go. . In Italian: The Prodigium Series Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1), Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2), Book 1. Hex Hall. by Rachel Hawkins. · , Ratings · 8, Hex Hall is a best-selling trilogy of young adult paranormal romance novels by American author . Killed by Sophie's great-grandmother Alice in the end of the first book. . Sophie to use the Itineris to go to her mother, who is currently staying with the Brannicks, one of the enemies of the Prodigium, and he kisses her.
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Hex Hall Book One (A Hex Hall Novel) [Rachel Hawkins] on ruthenpress.info *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that. 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. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser Book 1 of 3 in the Hex Hall Series . Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel) by Rachel Hawkins Paperback $ In Stock.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hex Hall , please sign up. What are some other books like the Hex Hall series, with like magic, fiction, romance, action and of course it should be young adult.
I also like a sarcastic badass main character, male or female, doesn't matter , I like books like Percy Jackson, Mortal Instruments, Gallagher Girls, the Covenant series. Thank you everyone that answers?
Jen Read the Throne of Glass series, it's fantastic. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I've read the first book two times. This is my third time reading it, and I've noticed that Sophie realizes Archer was responsible for the attacks at Hex Hall.
However, when Anna was attacked, Archer was dancing with Sophie at the ball. Can someone explain? Devynne This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ He attacks her before he dances with Sophie. This happens when he walks with Anna when they try to comfort his girl.
Then when he's dancing Sophie, …more He attacks her before he dances with Sophie. Then when he's dancing Sophie, Anna body is found a little after he returns. He was the last one with Anna before she is found. See all 18 questions about Hex Hall…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 02, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: I've wanted to be a witch forever.
You see, there was this awesome movie called Teen Witch. Have you seen it? Well the girl finds out she is witch, turns her little brother into a dog, gets to meet a famous singer AND snags the most popular boy at school. All because she had magical powers. I so wanted to be a witch. Perhaps that is why I loved this book so much, or maybe it's because Hex Hall is a laugh-out-load, fast paced and easy read.
It could really go either way.
The point is, however, that it was marvelous. I've been trying to write this review for days. I'm not sure why I find it so difficult to explain why I find something so enjoyable, but for whatever the reason I do.
Ask me why I don't like something, I can write you a list a mile long, but describe why I like it I just do that's why! It could be Sophie, the main character. She is just an enjoyable protagonist.
She's caring, open-minded, a good friend, and she might be a little gullible at times, but that is what makes her so great. She isn't a perfect character, she makes mistakes and we get to laugh at her for it! Well sometimes. Maybe it was the plot. I will admit at times it was a little predictable, but it was never slow.
And I might have thought I knew what was going on, but Hawkin's really threw me for a loop. I'm sure it will leave you craving the next novel as much as I am.
Then again it was probably the writing. Simplistic and addicting. I might not be able to vividly express why I thought it was amazing, but it just was. I'm so very much looking forward to the next novel and more of Sophie's adventure. View all 26 comments. Jul 21, Jo rated it liked it Shelves: OK, I originally gave this 3. Wow, I read that book in about five hours…. I probably should get some food. Laughter is the only sustenance I need. High Points.
Sorry, what was the question? Boarding school. Flirt OK, I originally gave this 3. Flirtytirty boys. Cellar shenanigans. Evil b witches. Low Points. And characters being jammed into restrictive stereotypes…. She was so useless and awkward and unaware of herself and goofy and sarcastic and she was such a refreshing narrator because she seemed really… well, real. So many books that I and my friends!
What in the world is wrong with freckles?! Love Interest. Well, in the beginning I could take Archer or leave him. Yeah, he was fine…. He coasted. That was until the end when he suddenly got much more interesting. And ripped, apparently. Best Friend. Lesbian vampire. Jenna was fantastic and, although Sophie was sometimes a bit unnecessarily cruel to her Um, wallowing in self-pity?! I have to admit when she came out of the coffin my eyes did begin to roll and my lips began to curl, my natural reaction to vampires.
Theme Tune. OK, when I first picked up this book I was all smitten and smug smuggen? But then Ms Hawkins with her devious twists and turns which I will not divulge completely blew that out of the water.
So I thought I was snookered. But then I thought, no. Because I love this song and it is perfect for seducing unsuspecting warlocks in a basement this book…. Witchy Woman by Eagles Angst Level.
This book is relatively tame in the angst level. Although… I gather the sequel is going to be a lot darker. Recommended For. People who are looking for a new fictional best friend that will make them realise how boring and ordinary their lives are. People who would be able to think of witty responses to a werewolf lunging for your jugular.
People who are sick of others being suspicious when they ask them to join their secret coven. People who will always lust after the groundskeeper. People who wish their detentions had been that fun… mmmhmmm. Although, I probably would have more luck finding a prom date than finding someone to go on Air for the third time in a row. View all 21 comments. Apr 26, Wendy Darling rated it really liked it Shelves: This book really grew on me. It took several tries to get past the first couple of chapters, but once Sophie finally gets settled in at Hex Hall things start moving along.
The witchy battles are pretty cool, there's good build-up of the mystique behind the school and behind Sophie's past and powers, and the author does a nice job with creating a variety of different characters with distinctive voices.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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!!
View all 6 comments. 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.
While at a Prodigium night club, Sophie and the others narrowly escape an attack by The Eye, who are looking for Sophie. Among the members of the attack is Archer, who secretly gives Sophie a magical coin she can use to communicate with him. Sophie ignores Archer's repeated attempts to talk to her, though later gives in when Archer attends her birthday party in disguise.
After Sophie is attacked at the party, she and Archer use a portal called an Itineris to travel to Hex Hall, where they are attacked by humans that were used to be turned in to demons also known as ghouls. Upon returning to England, Sophie confesses everything to her father, including the fact that she suspects the Casnoffs the headmistress of Hex Hall and part of the Council to be behind Nick and Daisy's demon transformations.
Elodie, who was previously murdered by Sophie's great-grandmother, appears as a ghost to warn Sophie of Archer being attacked by Nick. Sophie convinces Cal to heal Archer, who is immediately imprisoned by Sophie's father. The next day, Sophie is sentenced to go through the Removal, and her powers are rendered useless. The Casnoffs' reveal they were indeed behind the demon raisings and subsequently force Sophie's father to go through the Removal as well.
Cal instructs Sophie to use the Itineris to go to her mother, who is currently staying with the Brannicks, one of the enemies of the Prodigium, and he kisses her. The novel ends as Sophie steps through the doorway. Sophie arrives at the homestead of the Brannicks, an ancient female clan that has been at war with the Prodigium, whose numbers are now dwindling. After being reunited, Sophie's mother explains that she was born into the Brannick's clan, but chose not to fight in the war against the Prodigium.
At first wary of one another, Sophie and the Brannicks slowly begin to warm to each other. Meanwhile, Sophie reluctantly finds herself a companion in Elodie, and the two discover that Sophie is able to tap into her powers while Elodie is inhabiting her body. After some time, Jenna and Archer manage to find Sophie, though almost immediately they are transported back to Hex Hall via a spell cast by the Casnoffs, who are using the school to imprison all of the recent Prodigium students.
The Casnoffs plan on raising demons through the students, experimenting on which type of Prodigium will adapt best to the spell. While imprisoned at Hex Hall, the students—particularly Archer—undergo both physical and mental torture orchestrated by the Casnoffs.
Meanwhile, Sophie finds herself conflicted between her love for both Cal and Archer, which is complicated by Elodie's intruding. Sophie and the others learn of the Casnoffs ultimate plan, which is to raise an army of demons in a misguided attempt to protect the Prodigium from humans.
Sophie and the others manage to escape Hex Hall through the Itineris after Sophie manages to regain her powers through sheer, desperate willpower. Sophie is reunited with her parents and the Brannicks, who explain they cannot defeat the demons that have been raised without the help of demonglass; Sophie, Jenna, Archer, and Cal journey to the Underworld to retrieve it, where they are forced to witness memories related to their tragic pasts.
Sophie vows to kill the Casnoffs and break the demon spells, returning the Prodigium to their true forms. A battle breaks out between the Casnoffs and Sophie's group. At first outnumbered, Archer manages to persuade a sect of The Eye to join in on the battle, in an attempt to help defeat a common enemy.
Sophie and the others manage to defeat the Casnoffs and break the spell, however, Cal dies after sacrificing himself to save Sophie. In the subsequent aftermath of the battle, Sophie is called into a meeting with The Council, who offer her the position of Council Head, after witnessing her demonstrations of leadership and power in the fight against the Casnoffs.
Sophie agrees to consider the offer, but explains that she would prefer to finish school first. In Cal's honor, Sophie requests that Hex Hall be re-opened, this time as a regular school for Prodigium students, and the Council acquiesces.
Sophie releases her bond on Elodie, who is happily bound to Hex Hall. She joins a ghostly Cal for a walk on the grounds. Jenna and Archer return with Sophie to Hex Hall, explaining that they would prefer to stay with Sophie than to go off on their own, and Sophie realizes that she has finally found happiness. In March , Rachel Hawkins announced on her book tour that she was currently writing a spin-off novel, with the book due to be published by Hyperion in School Spirits published , follows a new main character: Because of this, Izzy's mom enrolls her in a small town high school to go undercover for a new case.
Izzy suspects that this is actually because her mother wants her to have a semblance of normal life, but she plays along, and prepares for her new life by binge-watching many high school drama shows with Torin, who she talks to regularly both through mirrors and in dreams, which he regularly brings her into.
Izzy befriends students Anderson, Romy, and Dex, and after the paranormal mystery is solved, Dex leaves with her and her mom to go on a new case. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is an orphan , as no other articles link to it.