I really want to get my hands on and read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill simply because I was hugely disappointed with the movie, everyone was raving how terrifying it was so for once I actually went to the cinema with my Dad rather than waiting for the DVD and lets be honest the whole cinema atmosphere normally adds to the fear factor but it really didn’t happen with this, instead it was full of over the top music that gave away when anything dramatic was supposed to happen followed by new “surround sound” screams of the 13 year old girls scattered about the cinema. When it comes to movies, I’m hard to please.
Hex Hall came up in my Goodreads recommendation’s and I think I’d really enjoy it. The plot interests me but I can see it being packed full with filler to lead on to the next book, and I’ve been reading much to many of those type of books lately.
GR: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.