“It's Bring it On meets The Craft in this spellbinding witchy series debut”
That’s what it said on Good Reads. Cheerleaders and witches? Yeah, go on then. Bring it on! And it didn't disappoint.
Hexed tells the story of Indigo, a high school cheerleader who stumbles into a life of witches and warlocks one day when the old family Bible that her mother protected is stolen. Indigo always thought her mother was slightly mad with her ownership of an occult shop and her strange ways, but all is revealed after she meets Bishop, a handsome stranger, who stumbles into her life with talk of magic and sorcerers. Indie learns that she is more than just a high school student in a cheer leading outfit, she is a witch, Bishop is a warlock and the people who stole her mother’s old family book were sorcerers. Now Indigo must get the Bible back from the bad guys, and try not to die in the process.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, but had the right amount of action scenes and ‘normal teenagers at high school’ scenes, and the characters were really great. I actually quite liked Indigo as a main character (which is saying something, because I don’t really usually like main characters a whole lot), and I really liked some of the minor characters like Paige, Indie’s next door neighbour. Bishop, as the main male of the story, was a bit cocky but sweet, if not a bit annoying, and I can imagine his smile would make the ladies melt. With teenage drama mixed in with magic and spells, action, death, love, and humour, Hexed was a good read, and at only 300 something pages, it was a fast one too. If this book sounds like your type of thing, do have a read of it when it comes out later this year. I’m looking forward to reading the next one, whenever that is released.
This book was provided for me by NetGalley.
This review was written by regular reviewer Anjali, get to know her here.
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