Author: Rachel Hawkins
My neighbor got this book first and told me about it. I thought why not try it? And it was SO GOOD! It is a young adult novel so NO worries about letting your "young adults" read it.
Meet Sophia Mercer. A teenager being shipped off to a reform school on an island off the coast of Georgia. Not that she really needs reforming, I mean really, all she did was try to do a "little" love spell for a friend who she was tired of seeing hurt. It wasn't her fault it turned out so wrong....was it?? Well, now her daddy (whom she's never actually meet, only emailed and talked on the phone with) and her mom ( a normal human) have sent her off to Hex Hall with all the other little witches and shape-shifters who aren't on the straight an narrow.
Since she's finally in a position to learn some of her history, she dives in. Only she learns that most humans would rather see her kind die, and they aren't the only ones. She also learns about a ancient secret societies determined to destroy the supernatural anyway possible.
Her room mate is a vampire, a girl, and she's a lesbian. Her old room mate (before Sophia) was murdered last year, and of course she was blamed for it (though never convicted). Within the first couple a months of school other attacks start happening again and she is the first to get blamed. Though Sophia doesn't believe it could be her friend. In between trying to stay out of trouble, learning her craft and history, gym and detention - she finds herself falling for a boy named Archer, who is already dating a girl that keeps getting Sophia in trouble. Oh.....and she finally finds out exactly who her dad is.....and she's not happy about it.
Now that is some drama. And the next one is due out March 1, 2011.
This book was GREAT! A quick and easy read. Go get it!!