[ARC Review] Hexed by Michelle Krys

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Title: Hexed
Author: Michelle Krys
Series: Hexed #1
Genre: YA Paranormal, Witches
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Release Date: June 10th 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

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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.

When reading a book, any book the narrator is the key to the readers enjoyment. If you do not like the narrator or their voice, then you can get bored or disinterested very fast. Luckily Michelle Krys created an amazing main character and narrator in Indie, she was fun, sarcastic and extremely independent. I loved Indie's character and her ability to carry the book on her shoulders, with a little help from her friends of course.

What I think i loved that most about this book were the secondary characters. Every single one had a purpose, and not every one of them was likable. The story begins with Indie, her boyfriend and her best friend. Then after one night everything changes and she turns to her neighbor Paige, who I loved. She is like that quiet friend who doesn't really say much until the end. I loved her because she was the rational mind compared to Indie, and if the end of the book is any indication, she will be a very big part of the second book, and I cannot wait to read that! Then there is Bishop. What can I say about Bishop. He was great to read, for one. He was extremely sarcastic, and a little crazy at times but I loved how he brought Indie out of her shell and help through some tough times. I also loved that we got to see a different side of him as the story went on, his character has crazy growth and I loved that.

The magic aspect of the book was great to read and I loved that we discovered it as Indie did. We were as just in the dark as she was and I thought that created a lot of suspense and tension. I also loved that Michelle Krys did something many authors do not. I will not say what it is because it will ruin the book and the surprise, but when you get there you will know exactly I am talking about. It was quite shocking for me.

Overall Hexed was a fantastic read, with all kinds of characters, good and evil, that made the book extremely easy to read. Full of magic, suspense and heartache, Michelle Krys has created a series that will be sure to satisfy all fantasy enthusiasts or those who want to escape into a brand new world. 

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  1. Sounds like a really interesting book. Great Review! :)

  2. Looks interesting. Been hearing some great things about this book.

    Great Review
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

  3. Siobhan, I had so much fun with this book too! I'm glad we agree on it and that you enjoyed it as well :) It was a GREAT read. I really like how you pointed out that the secondary characters all have a role to play as well - that's so important and not something I immediately picked up on but you're completely right!