From Goodreads: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer 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 Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, 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 tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
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.
I love this book! I mean really, a boarding school, witches, faeries, shapeshifters, AND a murder mystery? It doesn't get much better than that. The mix of dark with humor in this book was great and I loved the way Sophie looked at her situation. There were few times were she was just sitting around feeling sorry for herself. She did use sarcasm to express how much she thought her situation sucked though. Which I am of course a big fan of.
ARCHER. Seriously, just ARCHER. He is so freaking hot!! And I would really, really like someone to find me an Archer and send him my way. The banter between him and Sophie was adorable, and I was definitely rooting for the two of them the whole time. I was also rooting for Jenna, who's love of pink would have disgusted me, but I loved her all the same.
As far as the plot goes, I really liked that there was an element of mystery to it. You had basically two sides to this book. There was the side where Sophie is trying to survive the social part of life at Hex Hall and then there was the side where students were being attacked. It made Sophie easier to relate to that she had to deal with all of the social stuff on top of the huge murder mystery, especially since the insane social life of school is something we can all identify with.
And the ending of this book? Holy crap! I was just reading, all LALALA when suddenly ALL OF THE THINGS STARTED HAPPENING. All at the same time! There was not one, but two or three major surprises at the end of the book. I definitely can't wait to read Demon Glass to see what happens to Sophie and her friends next.