Monday, March 29, 2010

Reading Rainbow: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins


I hope you don't feel I'm yelling at you. I just feel very passionate about this: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins is one of my new favorites.

One of the things I liked best about this book is that it had me giggling (and instantly hooked) in the Prologue. The Prologue. You know, the normally boring part of a book that makes no sense until you get to the end so you just skim through it? Not the case in Hex Hall. I was laughing out loud and just knew I would love this book.

This book is so full of snark that you'll find yourself laughing throughout. The great thing is that it is snark done well. I've read a few YA books that attempt humor, and sometimes it works once or twice, but Rachel Hawkins makes it work from start to finish. It's inventive and sarcastic, and I loved it.

In addition to being funny, Hex Hall is also a great story. Witches, vampires, shapeshifters, and evil humans who want to kill them, all within a boarding school for wayward supernaturals. It's also twisty and turnsy, which you all know I love. Any book that can make my jaw drop in surprise is a good one, and Hex Hall delivers in that respect too.

Trust me on this: GO. READ. THIS. BOOK. *grins*

Full synopsis for Hex Hall at Goodreads

Follow Rachel Hawkins on twitter - @LadyHawkins


  1. I am with you, babycakes. This book was FABULOUS!

  2. Hey!I went to one of those schools! Wait, we weren't actually supernaturals, more like wayward misfits! O alright, you sold me, I'll go buy another book to put on that pile over there in the corner. Last week I made a new goal for myself, to read a chapter a day. Let's see, that was 7 days ago and 1 chapter read. Am I on target? No, I didn't think so. :0( But I'm gonna keep tryin' anyway! Sounds like a fun one to read, thanks for the tip, lovely ladies!

  3. I actually have this one on my to read list! Can't wait to get it!!

  4. not available on Kindle yet :(

  5. 5-star-loved-it!!! And oh my goodness, Archer?? Hot Magical Boy with a Sword...kinda...well one was mentioned, anyhoo.

    If you like a snarky, chick-lit voice and an unexpectedly dark twist in your stories, check out HEX HALL.


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