In the Stacks Episode 36: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

A video book review of Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. To purchase the book, click here.

"Sophie has been a very bad little witch. It’s mostly because she’s clueless. Since she turned 12 and came into her powers, she’s had no one to guide her. Her powerful father split before she was born, and her mother, while supportive, doesn’t have the gift.

"As a result of a reckless habit of using magic in public, her teenage rebellion lands her in Hex Hall, a reform school for wayward witches, faeries, shapeshifters and werewolves. Sophie’s eyes are opened as she discovers a world she’s barely known before, and parts of herself she didn’t realize existed.

"Then students start getting murdered, and everyone thinks it’s her roommate the vampire who’s guilty, a girl who’s also her only friend. Even though she’s a newbie, Sophie can clearly see darker forces are at work and can’t help but want to use her new powers to find out what’s really going on." —Michelle Z. from In the

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