(Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she's a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What’s worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever—or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
So, this book was exceptionally better than the first. There was more action, and I felt infinitely closer to the characters.
The story starts right where the first book stopped. Sophie is still at Hex Hall and very for getting the removal process (where she is stripped of her powers and possibly killed at the same time) –but soon is convinced to spend the weekend with her father for the summer to reconsider her decision.
She, Jenna (her vampire BFF) and Cal (the cute groundskeeper/betrothed/super healer warlock) all go to spend the summer at the Council Headquarters. I gotta say, I really love Jenna and everything about her. She is always bringing in the right emotions to the story- the added humr, or the heartfelt bestfriend that stands by your side no matter what. If she isnt in the last book, ill be bummed!
Archer comes back, and you learn that he was raised by the Eye the whole time, since he was 2-3 years old, so that’s all he knows.
There seems to grow the dreaded Triangle between Archer, Cal and Sophie. I like Archer… and I’m hoping to learn more about it. I like their relationship, I like their constant banter back and forth (reminds me of Daemon and Katy from Onyx… which Im STILL reeling from. Lol)
Anyways, there was constant action, and of course, a ton of twists, just like the first.
The writing was great.
Overall, I’m very pleasantly surprised by this book.
Rating: 4.5 Stars.