Mondays with Megan: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Review

As you may recall last week was all about new things so I decided to read advanced reader copies of upcoming books. I was ever so fortunate to get my hands on an  ARC of Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins, which is the sequel to the very awesome Hex Hall. Let’s begin with Hex Hall:

After casting a spell that goes awry, Sophie finds herself at Hecate Hall (aka Hex Hall), a reform school/safe haven for children with magical abilities. It doesn’t take long for Sophie to find herself in a heap of trouble at her new school. The popular witches hate her; her only friend is a vampire accused of murder; and the gym teacher seems to be out to get her. To top it all off, the witches at the school are being attacked. Sophie desperately wants to get to the bottom of the attacks. As she searches for answers, she uncovers disturbing information about herself.

What’s not to love? It is full of magic, mystery, murder, romance, and snarky teen angst. Sophie is one sarcastic and hilarious witch. Hex Hall is pure fun from start to finish and the cliffhanger ending will leave you desperate for more  Sophie Mercer! This was definitely one of my favorite books of 2010. What are you waiting for? Go get this book. Now. I promise you won’t be sorry. Pair it with Paranormalcy by Kristen White for more magic, romance and sarcasm (I love sarcasm). Once you have read both of those it will be almost time for-drum roll please-

 Demonglass coming February 2011!

Sophie, Jenna, and Cal find themselves spending the summer in England with Sophie’s dad. Their holiday is anything but relaxing as Sophie is being both hunted and haunted. That’s all I am saying. Ok, fine, I will also say *sigh* so fantastic and if it’s even possible, I think this one is even funnier than the first! I am so lucky to have friends in high places who are willing to share such lovely lovely things with me. Demonglass is on order and in the catalog, so get yourself on hold for this one. It’s totally worth the wait.

I also managed to start two other ARCs. Hopefully I will finish and review The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor this week.

Finally, a quick word about upcoming teen events. Tomorrow is another video game day and next Tuesday is the Minute to Win It challenge afternoon. Good times at the library.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

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