”The purpose of Hectate Hall is to protect and instruct shapeshifter, witch, and fae children who have risked exposure of their abilities and therefore imperiled Prodigium society.”Hex Hall is the reform school for paranormal children. Hidden away on an island in Georgia, children are sent to Hex Hall to learn how to control their abilities. Our heroine Sophie Mercer is sent to Hex Hall after an unfortunate love match attempt at a high school prom.You’ve got to love Sophie. She was raised by her human mother and she really does not have any idea about her abilities. Sophie is an easy going teenager. She never really makes friends because her mother moves too often. Sophie has a nice, even personality, a certain poise and self assurance that is refreshing to read in a young adult novel. She is smitten by the school hunk and her inner dialogue about her boy crush for Archer is very entertaining. I love how the story is told from Sophie’s point of view. Sophie’s observations as an outsider give the reader a lot of insight about high school culture. I also love Sophie’s sense of humor. Sophie’s loyalty to her friend is also admirable as is her ability to not be influenced by the school cliques. The school had a Harry Potter feel to it, although this is NOT a Harry Potter clone. The plot was clever and original and there are even some references to Harry Potter characters as homage to that book. Hex Hall is a well paced story. If you are looking for an intelligent young adult read, try this book. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel Demonglass.