Written by: Michelle Krys
Published by: Delacorte
Release date: June 10th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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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.
I’ve had a bit of a weakness for witchy books lately, at least when it comes to adding them to my TBR and thinking THEY ALL SOUND SO GOOD. I thought Hexed would be a fun read – and to be fair, it was fast and fairly entertaining. The main character is full of snark, and I found myself laughing on more than one occasion. But unfortunately, the issues I had with this book far outweighed any of its better moments.
The Villains (were dumb)
One thing that annoyed me the most about Hexed was that the bad guys were so completely laughable. Not only were the characters themselves annoying and totally Scooby-Doo-level “let’s chat about all our plans” dumb, but (and maybe this is a teeny tiny spoiler so I’ll spoiler-tag it) View Spoiler »they end up coming after Our Heroine, Indigo, because they want her to break a SUPER STRONG spell. « Hide Spoiler …Did you read the blurb? Yeah, she just found out she’s a witch, and she’s never done any kind of magic before. How is she supposed to do that?! It made no sense to me. If you can’t take the villains (or their goals) seriously, how is there supposed to be any real tension? This was a huge problem for me. I thought I’d be able to overlook it in favor of other things (such as, if the main characters turned out to be great)… but, no.