Wednesday, June 4, 2014

HEXED BY MICHELLE KRYS - REVIEW

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pic and description taken from Goodreads



Description:

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 michellekrys.com or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.