Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hexed by Michelle Krys

By Michelle Krys
Published: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 384
Book 1 in Hexed series

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.

*Novel provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

My Rating: 5 stars

My Thoughts:
I loved this book so, so much.  I can see where a lot of people had problems with it, but everything that didn't work for them, worked for me.
I think that one of the biggest problems most people have with this book is that they think Indie, the main character, is super shallow and yes, I can see where they might think that, but a. she does grow and become less shallow over time and b. I think that people don't want to read about shallow or mean people because they see themselves in that character and they don't want to think of themselves in that light.  But in my mind, I loved that Michelle used a character that isn't used often at least in books that I've read, but is just as realistic as the nerdy, overly deep character that can sometimes be really unrealistic (cough, cough *Augustus and Hazel* cough, cough).  I also really liked Bishop.  I thought he was so funny and clever and I loved his relationship with Indie because guys, there's no insta-love!  
The plot was fast-paced and addicative.  There were so many times when I wanted to put the book down so I could sleep or whatever and I'd be like, okay I'm going to read until the end of this chapter and then I'll go to sleep, but I ended up getting too sucked into the story and I would have read another 50 pages before I even realized I had.  There were so many twists that I never saw coming and I can't wait for the sequel to come out so I can read it and love it and it will be wonderful.

Thanks for reading!

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