Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Hexed by Michelle Krys - Review

(The Witch Hunter, #1)
by Michelle Krys
Releases |June 10th 2014 by Delacorte Press|
Edition |ARC|
Source |Publisher|

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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.
Hexed was a nice and refreshing read for me. There were a lot of things going on within it, but it always kept my attention and I breezed through it with ease. I don't read a lot of witch books, but I do tend to enjoy them and Hexed was no exception. I thought the concept was fun and I ended up liking all the characters. Hexed had a lightweight feel to it like when I'm reading a contemporary novel. It had the sorry best friend and ex boyfriend and all that drama that goes along with it, but all the same it was filled with that paranormal aspect that I can't help but love.

Indigo is the main character and I ended up really liking her. She was kind of your typical teenager. She's a cheerleader and she her boyfriend was the most popular guy in school. I liked Indigo because her character was very realistic. She acted just like a teenager and I liked that. But then things started to happen to her and her life changed drastically. All her life her mom has had this old bible that was passed down through the family and all of a sudden it gets stolen. Things get crazy after that and soon Indigo finds out she's a witch. Along the way she meets Bishop and by the end of the book I really liked his character. Bishop was fun and brought a lot of humor, but when we were first introduced to him I was skeptically. He kind a sorta was a stalker, but then things started to get revealed and it made sense. I also liked Indigo's friend Paige. She added nice element to the book and I'm glad we got to know her a bit.

Hexed did have some romance and I have to say that I enjoyed it :) I can't wait to see where things pick up with that in the next book. Also, the book ended on that thing that we dread, a cliffhanger. But still I'm excited to see what the sequel brings. Hexed had so many different elements going through it. This book wasn't completely light though. There were some dark times in this book for the characters so keep that in mind. I would definitely recommend this book if it's a genre that you like :)



  1. I'm happy you ended up enjoying this, Janine! I got this off from Netgalley and ended up DNFing it not too long after I started ^^;; I just couldn't connect to Indigo, and I found her too whiny for my taste, but I'm glad that you said she was realistic... maybe along the way, she would have been polished more. I regret that I may have been too hasty in my judgement. I shall try again :)

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  2. Indigo sounds like a character that I would enjoy too, and being light and entertaining is another plus

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one Janine :) Indigo sounds very stereotypical, being the popular cheerleader and dating the football star so its good to hear you still liked her and we're able to connect with her story.

  4. oooh this sounds like such a fun read! I'm a big fan of witch books! You should totally read more if you're not much of a witches reader! Indigo really does sound like a cool/realistic character, and I'm glad you got to like Bishop at the end :D Great review!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

  5. LOL, as I read your review, I was also writing mine which is a 1.5 star review. :P I think this is one of those love/hate books. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it more than I did, and I can see why you did. It just wasn't my type of read. ><

  6. Glad you enjoyed the book Janina, I've been hearing a lot about Hexed lately. TBH Indigo does sound typical as does the romance but at least it managed to balance a few elements in there. Lovely review!