28 February 2010

Hex Hall is bout to blow the roof!

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 the 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.

My opinion:  Like, holy fudge.  I can't wait to get my hands on this.  I spotted it in the bookstore the other day (I don't know why, considering the release date is March 2nd. *shrug*) and I was just in awe.  It's an awesome cover and I was finally holding it in my hand and so naturally, I had only a few bucks on me. *eye roll*

So let's give a round of applause to Rachel Hawkins fantastic debut!  And we know it's fantastic, too.  We're flipping out about it as much, if not more, than Miss Hawkins is!  (Wait, is that possible?)

:)  She's already set up tour dates (see here) so take a look and find out when she's coming to YOUR area.

I'm going back to the bookstore this week to get a copy of this, since my lame library won't have it for a while and I just simply can't wait that long!

Congrats to Miss Hawkins!

Yours truly, Amelia