School Spirits

School Spirits

by Rachel Hawkins
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School Spirits 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Some_Reading_Required More than 1 year ago
Wow! I’m absolutely floored. Not that I expected to dislike School Spirits, I just had no idea I’d love it THIS much. I think I loved this book even more than Hex Hall. There. I said it. Having read the Hex Hall series first, definitely makes it easier for one to jump into this new spin-off series. Although you could read School Spirits and then Hex Hall as a prequel, I wouldn’t recommend it. There’s a lot of big spoilers and terms like “prodigium” that benefit from a lengthier description given in the prior books. Also, it feels as though Hawkins is expecting us to have read Hex Hall first. Isolde (Izzy), although not quite as sarcastically funny as Hex Hall‘s Sophie, is still highly enjoyable. She’s smart, innocent (teen girl way – not – won’t shank you in a dark alleyway way) and humble. Izzy has never really had that normal high school experience because she, like her mother, come from a long line of female monster hunters that travel a lot for cases. School Spirits felt like the melding of two of my favorite shows Buffy and Supernatural. You got the young high school girl trying to manage nightly slayings with nightly school work. Then you have the parent who drags their kid all over the states, hunting down supernatural creatures and never really establishing any lasting roots. There’s a couple of boys on Izzy’s mind in School Spirits. Some are studs – and cliche – others duds. From the start I immediately swooned over Dex. Seriously! Where was a “Dex” when I was in high school?!!! Hilarious, cute and marching to his own drum, Dex wasn’t afraid to be who he is, or whoever the hell he wanted to be. He was a total dork but in that adorkable way. I loved his and Izzy’s interactions. Although she constantly needed to question his motives, it was sweet watching Izzy and Dex gravitate towards one another. Sometimes in Hex Hall I got irritated because magic was an easy fix for things. I think part of the reason I enjoyed School Spirits so much was because of the old-school way Izzy had to handle the supernatural. It was physical and time-consuming. There was no *poof* all betters. What I love most about Hawkin’s books in general, is how easily you can jump into a story. With the exception of Spell Bound which had left me with mixed feelings, Hawkin’s books are always perfectly paced and full of action. They’re exploding with humor, budding romances, suspense and danger. I’m so excited for the books to come in this new series. School Spirits leaves off with a big mystery to be solved as well as an exciting new development to be played out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little upset that i wouldnt read about wat would happen to shopie and archer, and their love triangle, but then i started reading this and even tho im a little sad about losing shopie and archer, im lovin izzy and dex <3 and im very interested in were fin went? Is she alive? If so, were did the witches take her? And i love how izzy i takin this school to a whole world of crazy and unexplainable things. Love this book and the others, cant wait for new ones, love jaybird
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think there is supposed to be a 2 book to it but im not sure.i <3 it either way5/5 =P
Cassandra_Serenity More than 1 year ago
I liked the Hex Hall series, but I really love School Spirit. Izzy is an interesting and fun character because she knows so little about &quot;real life&quot; and we get to experience her own wonder and struggles with things we take for granted. Dex and Romy are two other characters who made me laugh, smile, and sometimes cringe. Favorite line: &quot;I have questions. They are legion.&quot;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is actualy a book I checked out of my school library out of boredom and didn't expect to love, but I did. Its got a realistic storyline and I would love to hear more about izzys life and find out what happens with her sister and especially with dex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book waiting for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Going to be a sequel....?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatgreatgeatgreat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was flipping awesome! Can't wait for the second one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people keep saying things about izzy i have not read the book yet wth happened to sophie and archer and finn this is madness these bookes are about sophie not izzy is sophie in any part of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She runs a hand through her hair and starts drawing a guardian angel statue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here
Paperback_Princess More than 1 year ago
This was a fabulous read. I was surprised to have gotten it in the mail, but I was super thrilled when it showed up on my door step. I have never read the Hex Hall series, but this still looked really interesting to me and like something I may want to try out. I've always been a big fan of supernatural books, and this was really hit it on the head. For starters, I loved that it stuck with the covers like the original book series &quot;Hex Hall&quot; Nothing aggravates me more than when book series changes around the covers. But I digress. I suppose the biggest reason that this book scored a little lower than it would have was that I felt the entire book was written in cliche's. One of the things that stuck with me when I took a creative writing class was how you need to avoid cliche's, once in a while its okay, but every other paragraph had some kind of cliche. It was really irritating. I really loved the characters that we were introduced to including Romy, Anderson and Dex. I sort of wish that Izzy had opened up to them earlier and talk to them about what was happening in the school. I really liked Izzy although she seemed to have no idea what was happening in the world around her outside of the magic. I wish that her mother had stopped being so cagey about everything. What she was doing about Finn being missing, her different activities, all of it she was so cagey about and I feel that when its just you and one of your daughters, you can't afford to keep things from each other. Especially when one of them has already gone missing. I think the same also goes from Izzy to her mother even though she was a lot more up front about some of her problems. I liked the whole ghosty problem that they had, it was a typical haunting but its own in a few ways. Then again, doing a ghost story isn't terribly hard, but making it special and creepy is important. I liked that this book wasn't so much with the creepy as it was with just being thrilling. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. It was a terrifically fast read, and clearly there is more to come which I can't wait for. In the mean time, maybe I'll hit up the Hex Hall Series. (But probably not because as it stands, I have 200 unread books without adding new ones.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book a lot. As a mom the plot was very predictable, but appropriate for a young teen reader. My 5 kids loved the book and can't wait to pre-order the next in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im full lezz go back ....Grabs a pate and collects som meat off of cassi ok lez go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i join?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks lovely:3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vv
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walked away, a small tear running down her cheek.
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reececo331 More than 1 year ago
They thought they were getting a break, far from it... how can you act normal when you know everything is wrong. after the loss of her sister, and her fatal move to the new city, she thought life would change, things were not as they seem. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish it was as exciting as the hex hall novels. Its like we get to see a whole side of izzy and thats cool but i must say its not as good as hex hall and yes dex and her are cool but still doesnt really stand out as much as archer and soph. I must say Torin has made me laugh which made me keep reading but the way it ends doesnt really scream omg i cant wait for more like her other books. I think she could of wrote a book explaining finn then this... and i feel like she got the dairee kween from the beautiful creaturrs series