I am going to post once a week about a favorite author of mine and their work. I will start with Rachel Hawkins and her Hex Hall series, I really enjoyed reading them and she has a prequel series starting with ‘School Spirits’ which is due out May 14th 2013 which I will look forward to reading.
The first in the series is Hex Hall
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.
The next two in the series
These are YA and in some of the reviews they have been quoted as being a mix of Harry Potter and Evernight (both series which I also enjoyed reading) Rachel Hawkins also runs an interesting blog with links on where to buy them and a detailed personal account on how she came to be published. Go take a look and see what you think 🙂
You can also see a few more of my favorite authors over on my website, click on the picture of my book cover in the left sidebar and it will take you straight to it 🙂