Sneak A Peek Saturday: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

It's Saturday and time for a Sneak Peek! A feature that allows you see a chapter or two of an upcoming book.

This week It is a great pleasure to present HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins. I have heard nothing but awesomeness about this debut novel. Just click on either the book cover and enjoy.
HEX HALL

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.





I just wanted to show you the UK cover for this book and wanted to know what you think about it? I am torn about the two looks. I am beginning to read the book today and will actually have a better idea which cover suits the book in a day or so.

7 comments on "Sneak A Peek Saturday: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins"

brizmus wrote: February 13, 2010 at 3:08 AM

I can't wait to read this book! I like both covers, but the UK one sort of reminds me of that old witch movie (what was it called? with shannon doherty, I think) that I LOVED, so I think I might like it more.


YA Vampire Books wrote: February 13, 2010 at 4:09 AM

I much prefer the UK cover! Very cool :)


Michelle wrote: February 13, 2010 at 6:06 AM

Thanks for this! This book sounds interesting for sure.


Jen wrote: February 13, 2010 at 6:59 AM

I just found your blog and I am super glad!!!! Yay for sneak peeks! I am dying for this book to come out!!! I prefer the first version, much more my style, I like how its broken up into two pictures!!!!

Look forward to future posts!


Temperance Blackwood wrote: February 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM

I definitely prefer the first cover, the second one is not so original at all. I've liked the plot, so I'll wait for the review! ;)


Krista/Tower of Books wrote: February 13, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The UK cover reminds me of the movie The Craft.


Ravenous Reader wrote: February 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Ohhh that's right, it is soo reminiscent of The Craft..spooky!


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