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Hex Hall: Not your average boarding school

AdvantagesA funny and easy read

DisadvantagesI wanted more of Archer Cross

"== About the book == Hex Hall is the first book in the series of the same name by debut author, Rachel Hawkins. It was released in the UK on 1st April 2010 by Simon and Schuster Children’s and it is 336 pages long. == Plot == Sophie Mercer is a teenage witch, even if she isn’t a very good one. After a love spell gone terribly wrong after trying to help out a fellow classmate, Sophie finds herself in big trouble. Although she didn’t know it before, ..." Read review

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Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins

Advantagesvery funny

Disadvantagesthe complete lapse in character put me off a bit

"...her. Sentenced to education at Hex Hall, a special school for Prodigium (the “fancy Latin word for monsters”), by the Council, Sophie finds that her fellow witches, warlocks, shape shifters and fairies aren’t the nicest of people. She makes friends with another outcast, Jenna, who happens to be the only vampire student but soon finds that Jenna’s old roommate died last year and when there are more attacks on some of the students everyone believes ..." Read review

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School for Monsters

AdvantagesA fun read with a different take on female friendship, no easy answers

DisadvantagesSlightly stereotyped romantic subplot, cliffhanger ending

"...American author and setting of Hex Hall set it apart. To start with, the flavour and tone remind me of Hollywood high school films like Mean Girls. Hex Hall is also different from many school stories in that it is darker. The school is preparing pupils for a world where “prodigium” (witches, shapeshifters, faeries) face some serious enemies who want to kill them, and that is a reason why they need to learn some discretion about the use of their ..." Read review

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School has never been this magical! Review with images

AdvantagesMysterious and enjoyable read

DisadvantagesCliffhanger at the end!

"Hex Hall was far from disappointing. I mean it. After reading a few reviews I wasn't that impressed, so I thought I'd read this as a challenge, to see how I would cope if I had to give it a bad review. I'm embarrassed that I didn't read more reviews of this, because it is definitely my type of book! Sophie Mercer is a (half-breed) witch who is shoved slap-bang in the middle of Hecate 'Hex' Hall - a boarding school for magical 'creatures'. She's ..." Read review

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