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Early Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys

HexedTitle: Hexed

Author: Michelle Krys

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: The Witch Hunter (Book #1)

Publication Date: June 10, 2014

Format: Hardcover, 384 Pages

ISBN-100385743378 (Teens@Random)

ISBN-13: 978-0385743372 (Teens@Random)

Reviewed by: Kaitlin

Synopsis:

It’s Bring it On meets The Craft in this spellbinding witchy series debut.

A stolen book. A deadly plan. A destiny discovered.

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 when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world, she learns that 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 is about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Quick & Dirty: I loved Hexed mostly for the hilarious characters and amazing romance. Lovers of Will Herondale will not be let down.

Opening Sentence: Exactly twelve minutes into cheerleading practice, and I already wish I were dead.

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The Review:

In Hexed, Indigo is hurled from her normal life to an existence plagued by danger and a frustratingly irresistible boy named Bishop. With multiple plot twists and tons of action, stakes are higher than ever and this popular cheerleader might need to get her hands dirty to survive. My glowing review today will explain exactly why I loved Hexed so much.

Bishop. Just wow. I’m in love with this character. He gives off a bad boy vibe and wears leather 24/7, but his best trait is the constant state of hilarity I was kept under when he spoke. So funny, and one of the many scenes I enjoyed is the “notable scene” below. Basically, his sexy and refreshing personality makes for a new book boyfriend! I liked watching as his shell grew thinner and Indie and him began to grow close. His name is a little weird, I’ll be honest, for someone as far as going to church as him. But then again Indigo is an odd name as well, but it worked and made the story original. I would have given this novel four stars without Bishop, who turned my experience from engaged to hanging off the edge of the page, slapping my hand on the side of the table and laughing. For some reason his and the author’s sense of humor appealed to me so that I could not stop giggling. When Bishop and Indigo finally kissed, I literally cheered, and my insides melted. His personality is so different I couldn’t help but fall in love.

Indie and I have a hate/love relationship. At the beginning of the book, it’s hard to like her. She constantly complains about her less popular neighbor bothering her and endures her “best friends” constant teasing. As the book progresses, I began to enjoy her more, but there were a few choices she made where I would not have done the same. When she finally realized what horrible friends she had and ditched Bianca for Paige, I wish Paige had been less forgiving for the years of rudeness and being brushed off. It seems within a day they have become besties. I adored Paige, true, so I guess I can’t agree that much.

The plot was paced well, though sometimes I felt that the main plotline was overshadowed by rising tension between Indie and Bishop. At the very end, we have a few amazing scenes and the story ends at a cliffhanger. Why? Why would you do this to us?! The writing for Hexed was basic, but the character development and hilarious dialogue made me love it. A fantastic start to a new series, I can’t wait to delve deeper. If you like Harry Potter and the wizarding world, or Will Heronadale, this is a book for you. Try it out!

Notable Scene:

“Bishop?”

“You’re expecting another ridiculously handsome man to appear right now?”

“Oh Bishop, thank God it’s you!” I push to my feet and plow into his chest, wrapping his arms around his middle and holding to him like he might disappear at any moment.

“Uh, okay.” He laughs, then pats my back. “Not exactly what I was expecting, but I’ll take it. Shall we find a bedroom, or is here good enough for you?”

The Witch Hunter Series:

1. Hexed

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FTC Advisory: Delacorte Press/Random House provided me with a copy of Hexed.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.  In addition, I don’t receive affiliate fees for anything purchased via links from my site.

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