I absolutely loved this book by the end. It started slow but made me love the characters and I wanted more immediately. I was upset when I was done anI absolutely loved this book by the end. It started slow but made me love the characters and I wanted more immediately. I was upset when I was done and keep thinking about it....more
Capitvate was even better than Need which I didn't think was possible. Zara is torn between helping her love and gets trapped into an impossible situaCapitvate was even better than Need which I didn't think was possible. Zara is torn between helping her love and gets trapped into an impossible situation. There is the introduction to new Pixie King who I can't help but be drawn to and I am excited to see more interplay between Zara and him. I cannot wait for the next one!!!...more
This book drew me in instantly and I was taken to the nevernever or fairy world that Ms. Kagawa created. I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland occaThis book drew me in instantly and I was taken to the nevernever or fairy world that Ms. Kagawa created. I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland occaisionally and I loved the interplay between Meghan and The Ice Prince. I was drawn to this forbidden love line and counted the days until I could read the sequel ...more
Hex Hall is one one those books that you pick up and it just draws you immediately into the story. Sophie has moved around most of her life with the kHex Hall is one one those books that you pick up and it just draws you immediately into the story. Sophie has moved around most of her life with the knowledge that she is a witch. The story opens as Sophie tries to do a love spell to help a girl who is crying at the prom. As with most of Sophie's spells this one blows up in her face. She is sentenced to the juvenille hall for Prodigium(fairies, witches, and shifters)which is nicknamed Hex Hall. She immediately finds out that is rooming with the only vampire on campus and almost gets attacked by a shifter. She also meets her crush Archer Cross.
Archer Cross is the crush-worthy student who is already dating the most phenominal girl on campus, Elodie. Elodie, Chaston, and Anna are the most powerful Dark witches on campus and want Sophie to join their coven only Sophie has having never grown up around magic is frightened of their power and doesn't. To get back at her Elodie pulls a Queen Bee move and gets Sophie on Cellar Duty for the semester. However, Archer defends Sophie and ends up sharing the cellar duty with her. Cellar duty is purely a redundant crazy cataloging magical items that move themselves each night making Archer and Sophie start over each time. Mostly, Archer and Sophie became friends and Sophie's crush grows.
But, romance aside, something dark and sinister is happening at Hex Hall. Last year, a girl was murdered and found with punture wounds on her neck and slit wrists with her blood drained. Next other students are attacked the mystery deepens. Everyone wants to blame Sophie's best friend and vampire roommate, Jenna. So Sophie sets out to find out who is behind the attacks.
Hex Hall jumps into the supernatural by creating a school for those who risk exposing the secret of their exsistance to the world. Sophie and Archer's chemistry sparkles and the characters are well rounded. I highly recommed the Hex Hall series....more
WOW! I love this series by Carrie Jones! I am now on pins and needles for the next installment. In Entice, Zara has lost her the love of her life, NicWOW! I love this series by Carrie Jones! I am now on pins and needles for the next installment. In Entice, Zara has lost her the love of her life, Nick who is a werewolf to the warrior world of Valhalla. She plans to go and get him and has turned Pixie Queen by Astley at the end of Capitivate. I have to say I am drawn to Astley and would love to see more true play between her and Astley. Most of this book is about her friends learning to trust Zara now that she is Pixie. One major theme of the book is that people, pixies, weres,.... can choose to be good or evil. Her friends learn to trust her and Astley as good pixies. They spend the entire book looking for a way to Valhalla and have many betrayals within the pixies who are giving them clues. I don't want to give too much away but one of the real joys of the Need series is that I never know what is coming next. I expect Zara to rescue Nick but the journey of the book is truly amazing. This book also reveals more about the main characters of Nick, Astley, and the new comer Cassidy. Zara's Mom also comes to Bedford and we get glimpses into her character as well.
OK, personally for me Capivate was a complete seesaw of emotion for me between Nick and Astley. I loved Nick but he was gone and Astley is sexy and mysterious. I was all ready for Zara to be with Astley when we learned she could get Nick back! In Entice, Astley although her has changed Zara into his queen, doesn't try to control her, even though he could and also helps her with her quest to get Nick. I totally believe that Astley is head over heels in love with Zara and I secretly hope he wins her in the end. Nick is great but often too over bearing and bossy and not in a good way. He is also too judgemental which Astley is not. Astley is self sacrificing because he loves Zara and is happy to see her happy. I don't believe Nick would be the same. But that is just my humble opinion....more
**spoiler alert** Demonglass is the second book in the Hex Hall series. This book takes place about 6 months after the first book ends at the end of t**spoiler alert** Demonglass is the second book in the Hex Hall series. This book takes place about 6 months after the first book ends at the end of the school year. After killing her great-grandmother who was a crazed demon, Sophie finds out that she is a quarter demon and that her powers actually come from being a demon and not a dark witch. Because demons can be fine for years but then lose it one day and kill everyone, Sophie has decided she wants to ask the council for removal of her powers. The removal could kill her and her father wants her to come to London and get to know her demon heritage before making a decision. Sophie agrees as long as BFF Jenna can come along. Her father also insists on bringing Cal who happens to be Sophie's betrothed.
In London, Sophie meets the council and is surprised by a couple of other demon teenagers, Daisy and Nick. Daisy and Nick can't remember who made them or where they came from. They have been living at council headquarters under protection from the EYE. Sophie's escaped demon hunter love, Archer Cross has also been seen in London. Fate puts Sophie in Archer's path where Archer actually saves her life again. Archer reveals all of his secrets and boy are they good ones. Archer shows Sophie that someone is raising demons at Hex Hall and trying to use them as weapons. Before Sophie can really tell her Dad, Archer is captured with Sophie and Daisy and Nick completely Demon out. Because the council has captured Archer, the Eye attacks Thorne Abbey where the council is staying. The second half of this book is action packed that leads up to a huge cliff hanger making me eagerly awaiting the next book.
Sophie and Archer have hot chemistry and I was glad to see her stay loyal to him. However, I found myself waiting for Cal to reveal more of his feelings for Sophie which I felt are there. It was frustrating that nothing big really happened between them. I really love Cal's character and want him to fight for her. Don't get me wrong I love Archer but something about the quiet reserved Cal makes me think their is a loyal tiger under there. I really enjoy the world that Ms. Hawkins has created and both books are easy to identify with and get into. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!!!...more