Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday! 40

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

(no cover as of yet)


When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she 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 Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

Released March 2nd 2010

I haven't read a lot of paranormal books but it seems to me when kids in those books set off for a mysterious school they aren't really sure what kind of creatures they are going to encounter until they reveal themselves. I like how in Hex Hall right off the bat we know who all the students really are. That's rather refreshing! I like the idea of high school for like supernatural creatures. It just sounds awesome! And the start of a series? Count me in!

What can't you wait for to be released?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. wowzie!I am definitely liking the sound of this one! :)

  2. Sounds great!

    My wish list just keeps growing and growing and growing......

  3. Woohoo! Witches! They're my favourite! I had added this to my wishlist - March 2010! So far away!

  4. This sounds awesome. Good choice!

  5. Hey, Alea! Thanks so much for the HEX HALL love! I really hope you enjoy the book when it comes out, lo, so many moons from now! ;-)

  6. Great choice! I'll have to look into this one. Here's my WoW pick

  7. This sounds like a combo of ever "hot topic" for YA- high school vampires, witches, etc.

  8. *every

    typo- ahh!

  9. That sounds great! Thanks for the tip!

  10. Sounds really good! :)

  11. That sounds really good! I can't wait to see what the cover looks like.


  12. 2010! Ack, I totally want to read this one now. Thanks for posting it.
    BTW, I've tagged you here for the state of your TBR pile


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