I’m not one for witches. I think they’re extremely lame. Especially, when they have to recite lame poems that rhyme and expect something magical to happen. If they used words like Stupify or something similar to gibberish like in Harry Potter. Then maybe, I would like some witch books a lot more.
And surprisingly, Hex Hall wasn’t all that lame at all. It was teen, light and was filled with humor that entertained me to no ends. I adored the main character, I disliked the antagonists and was left on my toes as the plot thickens and thins.
Hex hall is extremely fast paced. There are no dragging details in the beginning; everything was simple, crisp and clean. That is one thing I love about Rachel Hawkin’s writing style. Then she throws in the humor. This book is hilarious; the main character Sophie has a wit of the best type of person and friend. She’s a character you can easily ease up to the moment you finish the first chapter.
What really got me into the book was the sense of mystery that lingers at this magical boarding school. There was a murder but no one knew who or what killed the poor victim. I loved how well Hawkins writes the progression between plot twist to plot twist. And even worse when I’m at the near-end of the book and she leaves us with a grueling cliffhanger.
In short, Hex Hall, has ghosts, fairies, vampires, and of course witches. It even had cults and ghosts being mischievous. Then there was romance, mystery, plot twists, action and a whole lot of humor. The book was quick, fun, and all together a wonderful read.