Calendar Girl is a monthly meme now hosted by Katie @nevernotreding and Adrienne @darquedreamer

The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

Each month we get a new theme and choose our favorite book for the theme. The participants get to vote for their favorite.

The other fun piece to The Calendar Girls group is the Twitter chat. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, at 8 p.m. EST, Katie and Adrienne will host a chat with hashtag #CGBChat, where everyone can participate and gif away. They will get the ball rolling by asking a question or two about the theme or the picks of the month to get everyone chatting. The hashtag will be used in all tweets, so you can see all the fun!

I won’t be able to attend the chat due to the time zone difference but I do intend to participate in the meme!

This month topic is Best Witch in books or best book with witches ….

I could have talked about Miranda in Shadow Falls by CC Hunter or about Hermione in Harry Potter but I already have talked about them in previous posts and I wanted some fresh content.

So… I decided to look back and back and back …to a time when I wasn’t on Goodreads and didn’t know that reviewing books existed. I know I know I am ancient but that’s not new to you.

And I found the PERFECT book for you with a very gifted witch!

Why should you read this book and vote for my choice *because yes we cast a vote by the end of the month on the best choice*?

Because this book/series has been rated on Goodreads by more than 190120 people!

And because the witch alias main character has my name! This is a valid point right? No? Oh well I tried 😀

Years after I still recall the book being a perfect blend of mystery, humor, adventure and romance!

Today I am choosing Sophia Mercer from Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins!

What’s not to love in a girl running into trouble on her prom night and sent to an isolated reform school for supernaturals right?


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 tag-along 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.

Sophia was really in need of guidance and clearly had much to learn in the witch department …

“I heard the man and woman cry a warning as I frantically racked my brain for some sort of throat-repairing spell, which I was clearly about to need. Of course the only words that I actually managed to yell at the werewolf as he ran at me were, ‘BAD DOG!’

Then, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a flash of blue light on my left. Suddenly, the werewolf seemed to smack into an invisible wall just inches in front of me….
“You know,” someone said off to my left, “I usually find a blocking spell to be a lot more effective than yelling ‘Bad dog,’ but maybe that’s just me.”
Sophia is bad at lying even to cover one of her pranks or escapade..

““Now, Sophia, would you care to tell me why you’re here by the pond instead of reporting to your next class?’

‘I’m experiencing some teenage angst, Mrs. Casnoff,’ I answered. ‘I need to, like, write in my journal or something.”
She may be a supernatural but has a lot to learn about her world …

“I don’t know what I was expecting a vampire’s room to look like. Maybe lots of black, a bunch of books by Camus… oh, and a sensitive portrait of the only human the vamp ever loved, who had no doubt died of something beautiful and tragic, thus dooming the vamp to an eternity of moping and sighing dramatically. What can I say? I read a lot of books.”


And humor is one of her strong traits..
“Good luck explaining to God that you used to spank one of his heavenly beings.”
Mom gave a startled laugh. “Sophie!”
“What? You did. I hope you like hot weather, Mom, that’s all I’m saying.”
If you want some more fun, you can take this quizz here:
Now you know what to do ….

Have you read this series? Who is your favorite witch?

Thanks for reading



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  1. I was tempted to read this book several times years ago but then I lost my interest, but now, you make me want to actually pick it up!! Great choice Sophie!!