REVIEW: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Blurb: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

The Short Stick: Amusing spoof at witches, not for the serious at heart.

The Goods: This book really does deliver when it comes to mean teachers, mean girls, hot boys that are also total jerks, and laughs. I found myself getting through the pages quickly, and liking the fact that on every page there’s some kind of action. This is a lighthearted book that aims to please people who want more of an afternoon read. I enjoyed it!

The Not So Goods: There’s a lot of we’ve seen this before going on, and also a lot of, that can’t be real going on. I found that it was just a younger teenage book, meant more for the 12 and up age group. For me that’s not really what I’m looking for.

Rating: 3/5

Other Stuff:
Pinnochio Factor: Fail, there’s a lot of stereotypical characters.
Bella Swan Factor: Pass, none of that sparklepire stuff in here!
Jace Factor: Pass, one hot boy in attendance!
Primrose Factor: Pass, there was a fun ending.
Potter Factor: Fail, the plot is pretty stereotypical.
Cheese Factor: Fail, way too many cringe worthy moments.
Bible Factor: Pass, it wasn’t overloaded with any religion.
Temperature: 80 degrees, it’s warming up, and it gets better!

Recommendation: This is really good for people who miss Sabrina the Teenage Witch and wants the same Disney Wizards of Waverly place kind of feel. Don’t read it if you’re easily offended by spoofs, she does it tastefully, but she still does it.