Wednesday, June 4, 2014


pic and description taken from Goodreads


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.

My Review / Thoughts:

Okay, I have seen this book around and took the chance to see if it was still available on Netgalley.  I am so glad I did.

First lets start with what I liked about this book.  I love books about magic.  I don't know why they just make me happy.

I really like Indie.  She is an interesting young woman with a spitfire personality ;-).  Which is something I can relate to ;-).

Bishop is just dreamy in my head.  Although the author did a great job of putting that image in my head.  He cracks me up and I love it when characters are so sarcastic.  It's another trait I can really relate to.  Bishop gave me several laughable moments.  He's a great warlock, and a crack up to boot.

Paige is one of my favorites as well.  She is the true meaning of a good, loyal, and caring friend.  Indie was not nice to her at the beginning but Paige remained kind no matter what.

Now there are a few LOVE to HATE characters in here as well who always make things more interesting.  Bianca the "supposedly" best friend.  She made me want to smack her more than a few times.  She is the epitome of "mean" girl.  Nobody likes mean girls.  At least I don't.  Not even in books.  I also think that's why she's such a great adversary.  I cannot stand her.  You will have to read to find out why she is so retched ;-).  Then there is Indies boyfriend Devon.  He is a piece of work.  He is a jock and a jerk.  Every High School has "that" guy who thinks he is Gods gift to the world and all women should bow down to him.  Dang, Krys writes a great "bad" boy:).

There is so much more I could say but I don't want to ruin it.  There are parts in this story that broke my heart and made me ache for Indie.  There are times when I want to smack her and say "WAKE UP".  Then there are times when I was "ooohhhhh, and awwwwww".  I LOVE it when an author brings so much emotion out of me.

Okay, now to what I didn't like so much.  FIRST, let me say that I know I am probably in the minority when I tell you my "dislikes", but it's just my opinion.   I do not like how foul every one's mouth gets. I don't like the teenage sex.  I do not live in a bubble and know it goes on, but I still don't like it.  Even if I realllllly want the characters to be together :).  I have an almost 18 yr old who likes to read what I read and vise versa.  I just think it makes me hyper aware of things.

Now having said my piece, I do have to admit this book was just so much fun to read!  It's exciting and then there were a few "BAM" moments that I REALLLLY want to share but it would just ruin the surprise for you!  AND Now I have to wait for the next one!  This book definitely leaves you with the "WHAT" cliffhanger.  I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers.  Hehe.  They make me read more but then I have to wait and the waiting is horrible.

This was just a fun read.  It surprised me because at the beginning I was on the fence, but it sucked me in and now I cannot wait to see what other adventures / torture poor Indie has to go through.

Content:  There is a little more language than I would like, and there are a few sex scenes (or almost) sex scenes that get a little descriptive, but not overly explicit.  Did that statement even make any sense?  There is teenage sex talked about as well.  It says it's for 12 yrs and up but I would not recommend this for a young reader, but that is my opinion.

Source:  I got this ARC e-book from Netgalley and Random House in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for my review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

My Rating:
4 out of 5 hearts :)

Where to Pre-Order:
Available June 10, 2014

About the Author:

Michelle Krys
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Hi there! I'm the author of the YA novel HEXED, slated for publication with Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books Spring 2014. I'm repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services. Visit me at or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.