Saturday, March 8, 2014

Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys

Title: Hexed
Author: Michelle Krys
Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Publication: June 10th 2014 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Paranormal ~ Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Hexed was a good book. I actually planned on reading it until this other book would come out that I wanted more but I ended up finishing it from one day to the other. It was a pretty fast read and that's always great. There were things I liked and things I didn't but I'm glad to have read it.

The good:

Witches - I love witches, okay? They're so much fun to read about and I haven't read too many books with witches in the lead yet so it was pretty fun to read about. There were also warlocks (male equivalent of witches) and sorcerers (the bad guys).

Humor - I laughed out loud a few times with this book. I loved the kind of dry humor it was written with. 

Bishop - DIBS! He's the main reason I liked it so much. He and Indie had this great attraction that I just loved. + naked Betty Boop tattoo. Gotta love him!

The bad:

Indie: I couldn't exactly like her. I wish she would've been nicer to Paige although she did kinda apologize to her. And I wished Indie had been a little more fiercer with her magic. But maybe she's get more into her powers in the next book. 

Bland characters: Aside from Bishop and Paige the other characters were kinda bland and boring. I couldn't connect with any of them, especially not Indie. 

Indie's friends: Biance (the best friend) and Devon (the boyfriend) a.k.a. the cheating two. Bianca was just a bitch. That much was clear from the beginning but I didn't dislike Devon until he actually cheated (sorry for the spoiler) on Indie. I really dislike cheaters. 

So there's a bit of this and a bit of that but overal it was a good book. I liked the overal story and the bad guys were pretty good (in an evil sort of way). Yes, it could've been better but I'm glad I read it and I'm definitely looking forward reading the second book. 

Also that ending? Why would Michelle Krys do that to us? It's just cruel. I have to know what's going to happen next!

All in all, Hexed by Michelle Krys was a good and witchy book that didn't lack action, magic and romance. It wasn't the most amazing book I have ever read but I did like it and I can't wait to see where the second book is heading! 

Favorite Quote:

"Since when do you care about rules?" I slam my door and follow him toward the edge of the lot, where the sand dunes begin.
"I'm making an effort. Don't want to sully your impressionable young mind."
He glances back and grins.

About the Author:

Michelle Krys is the author of the YA novel HEXED, coming from Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books June 2014. She's a mother to Ben, a NICU nurse, an addict of salsa, and an abuser of exclamation marks!!! She is repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.

This review is also posted on Owl Post Reviews.

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