Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: Hex Hall

Title Hex Hall
By Rachel Hawkins
Genre YA Supernatural/Paranormal
Rating ⭐⭐⭐

Sophie is a witch. A witch that just can't stay out of trouble. When she tries to help out a fellow student with a love spell and things go horribly wrong she ends up being sent to Hex Hall school for all the things that go bump in the night. Navigating her way through her new school Sophie is about to learn more about herself than she ever wanted.

First Sentence

This in one of those books that's been sitting on my shelf forever. I think I bought it when it first came out in 2010. I fell in love with the cover and thought it sounded like a fun read. But then of course I came home, placed it on my shelves, and proceeded to ignore it. I've been wanting to work on the books on my shelves particularly series so I finally picked it up.

I was worried it was going to be too juvenile and cliche. You know, love at first sight, love triangle. The typical YA supernatural/paranormal book. And, well, it was pretty cliche but there wasn't love at first sight or a love triangle so that's something.

It was a fun, light, fluffy read. It wasn't anything new or the perfect story but I enjoyed it. The world was the best part. I liked learning about all the different supernatural creatures and how they interacted. I liked learning more about Sophie and her history. While I'm not sure I'll remember this one for long I do think the characters will stick with me. They were typical but just sort of stuck out in my mind.

Sadly, I don't have the other two books in the series but I'd like to get my hands on them pretty quick so I can read the whole series together and knock another one of the list.

All, in all a fun read. Nothing new or extraordinary but still fun.

Should you read it? 
If this is your type of read, I'd say go for it.


  1. I'm glad you liked this one. It gives me hope that I will too when I finally read it.

  2. The only Rachel Hawkins book that I've read is School Spirits, but I loved it. The main character reminded me a lot of Buffy Summers. This one sounds like fun, too. :)

  3. I read this ages ago, liked it, never read the sequels. Should remedy that.

  4. Hex Hall was one of those books I meant to read, but never got around to (story of my life!). I have read the first two books in her Rebel Belle series and really enjoyed them.

  5. Hex Hall! I read this ages ago, I think when it first came out. I remember really enjoying it - I'm glad you did too (even with the cliché bits). The sequels weren't as good but the series as a whole is a lot of fun and definitely worth reading!

  6. Since I finished the Rebel Belle series I've thought about reading Hex Hall but just never got around to it (surprise lol).

  7. This seems like it's been on my TBR since the dawn of time. Okay, maybe not that long, but it's been there forever and I still haven't read it! I'm so, so glad to hear there's no love triangle or insta-love though. That's one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to the YA genre (especially, like you said, paranormals and fantasies). Hopefully I'll get to this soon! Lovely review, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  8. I read this a long time ago and enjoyed it for what it is -- a light, fluffy read. Never picked up the sequels, though. I'll be interested to see what you think of the series as a whole.

  9. Ugh! I read the first two books, and couldn't continue. They bugged me so much! This series is such a Harry Potter/Gallagher Girl rip off.

  10. I'd forgotten about this series! I haven't read them, but have always felt sort of intrigued by them. Perhaps one day! :)