Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys (Blog Tour)

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Hexed by Michelle Krys

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.

I received Hexed from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books about witches are some of my favorite paranormal books, but I hadn’t read one in a long time until I read Hexed. It’s a great reintroduction to the genre.

Most of Hexed is one big setup book, which is not to say that nothing big happens. A LOT happens, but it all seems to be happening to get things in place for the last third of Hexed and whatever happens in the next book. (Yes, there’s a cliffhanger.) Certain thing have to happen to Indie and around her to get her to pay attention to the fact that she’s not just the average high student but a witch, and that the war between the witches and sorcerers involves her.

For one thing, she has to learn how to fly. The scene with Bishop handing Indie an actual broomstick to use to learn to fly is one of my favorites in the whole book. Although that’s not the only scene with Indie learning witchcraft and spells (with varying degrees of success), I would have loved to read even more. It’s a common scenario in witch movies and books, but that kind of thing never gets old.

If Hexed was a different book and the main character was the average girl-next-door type, Indie, a popular cheerleader with a jock boyfriend, would be the bitchy villain. Another girl in Hexed already has that role sewn up, and Indie turns out to be a nice, normal girl. She’s a little shallow and thinks a little too highly of herself, but she grows. I found myself liking Indie a lot. It’s fun to see her reconnecting with Paige, a classmate, neighbor, and former friend. It’s also good to see that Paige hasn’t been a loner for the decade that Indie has been ignoring her. She has friends aside from Indie and she’s involved in activities, too. When Indie goes to Paige’s house for help, she’s surprised to find that Paige is out on a Friday night.

Indie and Bishop are the main focus of Hexed, but I’m also interested in some of the minor characters like Paige, Aunt Penny, and Jezebel. Paige, at least, looks to be more involved in the next book, and I hope to see more of the others, too. Speaking of Bishop, I really like him. I sometimes have difficulty getting into the relationships in paranormal books, but Indie/Bishop is one that I got on board with right away. More Bishop in the next book, please!

Michelle Krys is holding a preorder giveaway, so head on over to her blog for all the details. Hexed isn’t out until June 10, so there’s still time to preorder the book and enter the giveaway.

4 stars



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