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Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog Tour (Review): HEXED (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys (YA)

The Witch Hunter Series, #1
by Michelle Krys
Expected release date: June 10th, 2014
Published by: Delacorte Press (Random House)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: Hardback, eBook
Format read: eARC received via Netgalley/publisher 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.


Michelle Krys' remarkable writing has me wrapped around her little finger - she brilliantly has created a one-of-a-kind 'witch' story with witty humor, loss and an intriguing plot.

Indigo is at the top of her game - most popular girl, dating the most popular hot guy, cheerleader, top grades, living the high school dream. She's quite into herself, and the funny thing about her is that she knows it too. She is so wrapped up in what her peers will think, it has completely taken over her life. She knows its wrong, but what's a girl to do when you've worked so hard to get to the top.

... and then Bishop comes crashing into her life!

Yes, he really does crash into her life, unknowingly at first. And this is when the fun, the magic, the moment that Indie starts to question everything in her life, slowly begins.
And then, tragedy happens. And Indie must reach out to an old friend for help. Paige has always been there for her even though she's too 'nerdy' to be Indie's friend now. But Paige won't turn her back on Indie, no matter what Indie's done to her in the past - she gives her a bit of grief and subtly reminds her that she doesn't have to help Indie. Indie slowly comes to realize that things need to change, have changed and she is going to learn to accept these things.

There are witches and sorcerers. Lots of magic flying about.
Who are the good guys? The bad guys? Are the good guys really good?
The mystery!!! The plot thickens and gets better and better deeper into the book...

The characters are so unique -
Indigo is shallow, but not typical. Like I mentioned above, she has a reputation she wants to uphold within her peers, but she doesn't care how she looks or what car she drives.  But her attitude really got under my skin, and because of this, in the beginning, it was kind of hard for me to like her and continue on... what can I say, she grew on me.
Paige is an amazing and supportive friend. She's known Indigo since they were little and has always tried to be her friend. What I love most about her is that she's not a pushover and knows how to hold her own and give it right back. So when Paige needs her, she doesn't give in so easy.
Bishop is outstanding, quite the ball-breaker and comedian. He really knows how to emotionally handle each situation. And is quite the mystery-man. We need more Bishop in our lives!
Everyone clicks well together - which is so important. I really do love how the author was able to create such unique relationships. I am really looking forward to seeing all of these characters, and some of the secondary characters as well, grow and move forward in their lives and situations. Hoping to learn Bishop's past and getting more details to the war between the witches and sorcerers.

Cliffhanger ending! BUT, it was done SO well! Things wrap up quite nicely until the author reminds us, hey we're not done! And then you're left wondering when the next book is going to be released; because there will be a next book... right???

I truly enjoyed the new spin to witches and sorcerers. I have always thought that they were the same - I have definitely been proven wrong. I look forward to reading more books from Michelle Krys soon!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Michelle Krys

1 comment:

  1. A cliffhanger that is done well? That's always a good thing. I hope there is a next book too.


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