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Dæmonens Hævn: Hex Hall (1) (edition 2011)

by Rachel Hawkins

Series: Hex Hall (1)

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Title:Dæmonens Hævn: Hex Hall (1)
Authors:Rachel Hawkins
Info:Ruds-Vedby : Tellerup, 2011-.
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Tags:danske bøger, bøger jeg har læst, author: Rachel Hawkins, series: Hex Hall, fiction, magi, kærlighed, romantik, fantasy, bogserier - første eller eneste bog i serie, YA, Printed Books

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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It takes a heluva lot for me to say that I have enjoyed a YA. I haven't expected to like Hex Hall at all. To be honest I am still more than a little surprised that it managed to sneak up on me in the way it did, considering it had most of the usual cliches that make YA intolerable.

I will have to chalk it down to the MC Sophie Mercer for not being complete and utter waste of space. Rachel Hawkins developed a nice heroine that despite the classic YA/NA theme, equipped with super-hot cheerleader type mean girls, a lame but not love interest that's dating head mean girl and our Soph is soooo crushing on him. There was a school dance – there's always a damned school dance. And yes – there are powers, and our girl is more speshul than the rest. Yadda, yadda, yadda...

There was talk of make up, clothes and the importance of accessories. There was menial banter, there was glitter....so why the hell didn't I hate it? I still don't know. Perhaps because Hawkins brought to life a young woman whose age wasn't displayed as a sign of shallow stupidity as many authors manage to do. In every part of our lives there are things that are more important than the rest, but for the love of God just because they're teenagers, doesn't mean they're morons. Most of YA themed novels out there present female protagonists as severe idiots that aren't capable of a straight thought unless it's about clothes or the cute guy. This is why there are a lot of people out there simply hating the hell out of this genre. Women are simply not as stupid as some of these authors present them to be.

Hex Hall could have been so much better, though if there was at least a little bit more effort invested in content originality. Even if it didn't suck ass, it was cheesetastic. Cliche, after cliché, after cliché, and with that much cheese there wasn't enough wine to balance it out. Refreshing as Sophie Mercer was, the story was limited.

One other thing. Every time, well, not every, but most of the times in YA we seem to see this reoccurring theme where the young girls are presented in the sainted and virginal way their mothers want them to be, rather the way teenage girls are. I am not saying they are misrepresented, I am not saying that being a teenage girl you are unable to have morals, just that those teen years are a time of discovery and it's the element most commonly missing from these type of novels. As if the authors are not willing to rock the boat in any way, presenting us nothing but Hannah Montana, wishing damned Miley never existed.

When we all know …....
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  IvieHill | Aug 6, 2015 |


You can see my review on my blog thatgirlbookworm

I am possibly one of the only people who hasn't read Rebel Belle so I didn't know how amazing Rachel Hawkins was at writing! There is nothing extremely spectacular about her writing there aren't really intricate profound quotes and there aren't any special qualities that set her apart like poetry prose or anything of the sort, but all of that is why her writing is so great. She took a very plain storyline, something done before, and made it incredibly unique and beautiful because it was so real.
For instance, her characters were so perfect. Sophie was everything you would expect her to be given her situation. She was a giving caring character who was also definitely selfish and she second guessed herself and others all the time, all the while giving chances to the underdog. She is in reality a well rounded character that I could see existing in the world and that's so rare.
Besides the supernatural beings, this was a very realistic book. They go to classes, they sometimes suck at classes, she got detention, there was a cute boy with a girlfriend who happened to be the mean girl. It was basically the supernatural version of mean girls if they had been at a boarding school and I loved it.
So simple. This is not a book that you spend 100 days trying to get over, this isn't a book that you can't stop thinking about, but it's a really good fun book to immerse yourself in for a few hours. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  thatgirlbookworm | Aug 5, 2015 |
Badass witches rule! I want to be like Sophie! I want to have badass powers and be able to beat the bad guys. Oh, and Archer is really hot and you know...
This book for me is about self-discovery and evolution and I can relate myself a lot to it. ( )
  anaesteves | May 21, 2015 |
Badass witches rule! I want to be like Sophie! I want to have badass powers and be able to beat the bad guys. Oh, and Archer is really hot and you know...
This book for me is about self-discovery and evolution and I can relate myself a lot to it. ( )
  anaesteves | May 21, 2015 |
Badass witches rule! I want to be like Sophie! I want to have badass powers and be able to beat the bad guys. Oh, and Archer is really hot and you know...
This book for me is about self-discovery and evolution and I can relate myself a lot to it. ( )
  anaesteves | May 21, 2015 |
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My mother says I must not pass

Too near the glass;

She is afraid that I will see

A little witch that looks like me;

With a red mouth to whisper low,

The very thing I should not know.

~Sarah Morgan Bryant Pitt
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For Mama and Daddy

For John and Will

For everything...
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Felicia Miller was crying in the bathroom. Again.
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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.
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When Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, she is exiled to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

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