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REVIEW: Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys

Hexed by Michelle Krys
Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Published by Delacorte Press on 10th June 2014
Pages: 384
Source: *Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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 had a constant love/hate relationship with this novel, I loved the plot and ideas throughout the novel though some of the themes and characters I did not like. The cover is absolutely beautiful, so magical and stunning it definitely screams 'witches'.

Indie is popular and loves it. She understands the unusual interests people can have like her mother who owns an occult shop, but what she doesn't understand is her mother's passion and seriousness over a centuries old book passed down from her family. Until a frustrating and quick-witted guy drops dead in front of her. Literally. Indie's mind is opened up to a new and unforgettable world of magic, danger and the real world where she sees that there are more important things in the world than her popularity (at last!)

Indigo Blackwood is definitely one of the most frustrating characters I have come across in a long time, she appears selfish, driven by her own popularity and feels she is too important for many people. She constantly mentions:

"And just like that, my fear of being seen with Paige vanishes entirely, because I'm now confident that if anyone saw us come in together, they won't remember tomorrow."
From the Arc of Hexed by Michelle Krys

I have no words. All I can say is she was frightfully infuriating! In comparison to the character of Bishop who was, in his own way, his banter with Indie was hilarious to listen too; he was definitely an entertaining character.

The plot is what made me continue with this novel, it was enticing and continuous. There was no unnecessary pauses or speeches, it was engaging from the very beginning. There was danger with some kick-ass action, and I loved the combination of both witches and warlocks alongside sorcerers as I have found that they are particularly uncommon in Young Adult Fiction. Furthermore I loved the idea of the sacred bible, so interesting and mysterious it took you on treks everywhere. And I will also say this, in no way does Krys hold back with the action and surprises, it was brilliant.

This was a fast paced novel of which fulfilled my love for witch novels, however our main protagonist was not a character whom I liked at all, though of course I loved Bishop!

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