Hex Hall (Hex Hall, Book 1) by Rachel Hawkins

By Rachel Hawkins

3 years in the past, Sophie Mercer found that she is a witch. Her non-gifted mom has been supportive, consulting Sophie’s estranged father—a warlock—only while important. but if Sophie draws an excessive amount of human consciousness for a prom-night spell long gone horribly mistaken, it’s her dad who exiles her to “Hex Hall”, an remoted reform university for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fairies, and shape-shifters.

By the top of her first day, Sophie has 3 new enemies, a futile weigh down on a warlock, a tagalong ghost, and a vampire roommate. Worse, Sophie quickly learns that an unknown predator has been attacking scholars. As a sequence of blood-curdling mysteries converges, Sophie prepares for the largest danger of all: an old mystery society made up our minds to smash all Prodigium, specially her.

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Alice’s teacher, who was also in attendance, said that Alice was a friendly, average student. Betty described her as a pretty girl, with wavy light brown hair, and gray-blue eyes. Betty also noted that Alice was “mature for her age. ” They gathered for the séance in a bedroom where the “performing table” had been placed. It was an ordinary room with a bed, dresser, wardrobe, and the table and six chairs. In addition to Betty and Catherine and Alice’s teacher, they were joined by U N B E L I E V A B L E / 55 Alice’s older sister Rose, Mrs.

And she didn’t enjoy the attention and publicity. The local kids were scared of her, and she wanted friends. ” Alice put it behind her, grew up, and went to college to become a nurse. Soon after, she met and married an Air Force lieutenant and dropped out of school. The spirits weren’t happy about her choice, and at the beginning of Alice’s marriage they hit and shook the bed whenever the couple tried to sleep. But after a while the spirits gave up and started fading away. Alice was okay with that.

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