Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Witchy & Fun: Hexed - Michelle Krys

Hexed (Hexed, #1)Hexed by Michelle Krys
Date Released: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 384 pages
Format: ARC
Source: For Review from author (Thanks for the copy!)
Rating: Liked
Series: (The Witch Hunter #1)

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

From Goodreads

Hexed by Michelle Krys was such a fun and great book to read. I was reminiscent of Rachel Hawkin’s Hex Hall series, but Hexed had its own spin on witches and magic. Hexed one of those fun, paranormal books I read this year and I recommend it a lot.
In Hexed, we meet Indigo Blackwood and she always lived not so normal life. Her mom runs a “magic shop” and is so focused on guarding a special family Bible. When Indie, sees a man die right in front of her eyes, her whole life turns around. The action kicks up and we see the novel come into a full circle. Her mother disappears; she meets a duo of men with dangerous men, and Bishop. I love how Michelle Krys lightened up the YA, paranormal genre. We all need that light, fun book with some paranormal aspect and Hexed is just that. I love the character’s names and Indie was fun. But at times she was so clueless; I wanted to roll my eyes over that. Like come one, use logic and your head Indie to find the clue out.
While Hexed had some great things, it suffered a lot from its light and fluffiness’ that bogged down the book. I just felt like the book was a big cheat. Indie does all these things and in the end it just comes down to a disappointing ending. What was up that? Are you serious? And the plot was a mess. I thought Indie, Pagie, and Bishop kept going in circles and didn’t have any depth to the story. Beyond the surface, I noticed a lot more things that weren’t good. It was good, not disappointing, but maybe not as memorable.
Give Hexed a try if you are in need of a light and fun YA paranormal read! Look out for this one coming in June!


  1. This sounds really good. I was hesitant about reading it simply because I saw a few not-so-favorable thoughts on it. But as the positive reviews are rolling in, I'm becoming more and more eager to get it. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it!

  2. When I read Hexed, I needed a light read and I found it to be just what I needed. Great review Patrick!

  3. I also found this a bit fluffy and young. I stopped reading, but I may finish it and see what I think!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. I agree that the story was indeed a mess, everything was treated like a joke so I grew angry towards the book. The romance developed quite fast as well! UGH! It was so irritating…I wanted to DNF the book.


  5. There is always a time for light and fluffy. BUT if you aren't prepared for it, sometimes it can catch you off guard. I may still give this one a try.


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