The perfect scary-with-romance read after you've binged Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, HEXED is about a teen witch with a shadowy future . . . it's Bring it On meets The Craft in a spellbinding series debut.
Indie Blackwood is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend. On the surface, her life looks perfect. But when a guy dies right before her eyes and an ancient family Bible is stolen, Indie's world spirals into darkness. Turns out, Indie has a destiny. And it involves much 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, the hot warlock who has an uncanny knowledge of everything that matters, she's a witch too.
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.
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"A perfect mix of action, romance, and humor - HEXED kept me riveted until the very last page!"—Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of the RUINED trilogy
“Seriously fun, deliciously enjoyable.”—The Huffington Post
"Fast-paced, with sizzling tension!"—Victoria Scott, author of Fire & Flood
"Wicked fun!"—Amy Plum, author of the DIE FOR ME series
High school junior Indigo Blackwood is a popular cheerleader who dates the captain of the football team. Focused on maintaining her social standing, she ignores her nerdy neighbor Paige, bickers constantly with her mean-girl best friend Bianca, and makes light of her New Age-y mom. But Indigo's priorities change when she and Paige see a young man killed in a traffic accident, Indigo discovers she is a witch, and violent sorcerers begin hunting for a witchcraft bible that Indigo's mother has been hiding for years. In this first book of a planned series, Krys offers a lot of description about life in Los Angeles; sometimes the level of detail slows the story's pace. Narrator Ricci has a youthful, throaty voice that belies much of the violence and gore that takes place in the story. Her female characters are spunky, sassy, bitchy, concerned, tired, exhilarated, or sexy. Ricci also gives the main bad guys distinct pacing and sneering tones, but, unfortunately, all of her other male characters are one-note: they sound very much like low-voiced young women. Ricci is at her best when there is dialogue or when she is reading action scenes. Her voice is very well matched to the tale a sassy soap opera with magic and her scratchy, sexy tones are decidedly appealing. Ages 12 up. A Delacorte hardcover.
This book probably had more problems than good points. But I still, for some odd reason, liked it. I'm pretty sure the overall snarky attitude of the novel is what sold me. Sometimes depth bogs down a book and causes me massive headaches. I don't mind something a little more straightforward every now and then.
Every character in this novel takes getting used to. I'm pretty sure that I didn't like a single character at first. I can't even say I love any of the characters now, but at least I don't dislike them. Indigo is a bit full of herself and so are all of her cheerleader friends. However, Indigo gets a major wake up call and I think her personality improves (which sounds weird but yeah). Paige is strange and the strangeness never really goes away. Bishop was intolerable at first. I couldn't stand him. He gets better later. I actually started to find his wise cracks funny. Devon is just a jerk. His character is flat, one dimensional, boring, should I continue? Jezebel is entertaining. She isn't set up to be a likable character, but I enjoyed her bluntness. And Bianca isn't even worth talking about.
The story overall was predictable. There were a couple of things that surprised me but that was it. I thought that the feud was rather superficial. The back story wasn't explained well and most importantly I wasn't feeling or believing it. I guess it doesn't really make sense why I liked the novel. Call it one of those guilty pleasures. Sometimes we just like things we wish we didn't or have no idea how to tell you why.