Friday, August 22, 2014

Hex Hall - YA Bingo

Completed on: August 6th
# of Pages: 323
Bingo Category: A Book Based On A Myth
Here is another book that I have been eyeing at my bookstore for quite a long time now that I decided to check out of the library before my trip to Wasaga Beach. I haven't gotten a chance to pick it up until after I got back, but when I did, I managed to read it in a day!

There's more than one mythical creature present at the "illustrious" Hecate Hall, which to Sophia Mercer is anything but - witches, shapeshifters and faeries make up the reformed population of this school. There are also vampires and "weres", a form of shapeshifters, present in this book, and ghosts and demons as well. You've not only got quite the cast of supernatural species present in this book, but you've got every conceivable  high school personality staple as well; plastics and mean girls, the misunderstood loners, the gorgeous and rude jock, the sassy weres that drool in your hair . . . wait.

A lot of the mystery and intrigue that lies in the book is focused on Sophia Mercer's warlock father, whom she has never met. There's also a lot of intrigue surrounding other ancestors of hers as well. In this book, Sophie finds friendship, she learns how to better control her magic, she develops an unwanted crush, and she learns more about her family and herself then she could have ever dealt possible. One thing that I really enjoyed about this book was that just when you think enough gasp-worthy facts have been revealed, more still manage to surface. If you're interested in a supernatural book series that is all about the suspense and the occasional bite of teenage angst, it couldn't hurt to give this series a try. I found some parts can be a bit more angst-filled than I would normally like, but all in all I enjoyed the first segment of this series.

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