Author: Michelle Krys
Pages: 384 pages
Published: June 10th, 2014
Source: Barnes & Noble Hardback
Genre: Witch, YA
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 witched 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.
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Every month or so, my mood for witches and demons comes flooding back and it's an unquenchable hunger. I was probing through my bookshelf and found Hexed that has been sitting there since its release date last year. Like I said to my friends who have asked what I've been reading recently, I'm in a witchy kind of mood and I feel like I need some black magic to make me happy.
DNF means 'Did Not Finish' for those who didn't know.
This is the second book about witches that I've DNFed this year, the other being Half Bad by Sally Green. I didn't do a full review of Half Bad but there was nothing I could talk about with that one. This book has so much more potential than Half Bad because of the completely different storyline and the way the author started the book. I loved the idea of this witch in hiding and she didn't even know she was a witch, but she's this extremely popular cheerleader in her school and so she has never even suspected that she's not normal.
When I read a witch book, I expect them to take the classic witch myth with brooms and black cats and be completely unparalleled. Instead these same themes can be found and they're spun in such a cliche way that it made the enjoyable scale of this book drop. I was annoyed with the cheesiness and silliness in which witch culture was represented. It's just like writing a book about vampires and explaining how they shimmer and gleam in the sun like unicorns. Way too frivolous for my taste.
I didn't hate the main character, but I wasn't connecting with her either. She was just uninteresting.
As for the romance, it fell flat for me. I felt that this romance was based more on physical attraction rather than actual connection to the other's personalities. I mean, in the beginning she thought that Bishop was a jerk and hated how snobby he was. So all of a sudden that changed? I liked Bishop. He was a bad-boy and rebellious kind of guy and just the thing that this book needed for some more finesse.
This book was not the paranormal retreat I was looking for, but nevertheless I hope that you all give it a try since the reading experience is different for everyone. Also if you have any other witch book recommendations, I'm open to all and just leave them in the comments down below or recommend them to me via Goodreads. Thanks for reading and I'll talk to you guys on my next post!