Monday, March 29, 2010
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.
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
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