Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1)
by Michelle Krys
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 10th 2014 by Delacorte Press
I completely fell in love with this book. The author's writing style really flows making this book easy to read and the main character, Indigo, is engaging and someone we want to root for. Right from the beginning you can see that Indigo is high on the social food chain. She is a cheerleader, a trendsetter and her mother owns an occult/new age type shop called The Black Cat. What's not to love?
You can tell immediately that Indigo's world is not as easy as it seems. Her relationships with her bestie, Bianca and her boyfriend, Devon seem strained at best. I am sure many teen readers will be able to sympathize with this character. She is pretty universal, I think. Great choice for a protagonist.
I was a bit disappointed by the fact that the witchy-like material wasn't introduced right at the beginning and that colored my impression of the book when I first started. I wanted to be drenched in the witchy world right from the off. I mean, it does happen relatively early but not before a big main even happens introducing the enigmatic Bishop into the mix.
It was a very fast read for me. I was invested in the characters and the world right from the beginning. I think I wanted to slug Bianca for Indigo because she was really annoying me which tells you exactly how great this author is at creating her world. I wanted to understand Bishop and Jezebel, sent from the mysterious Family. And I wanted to know more about the evil Priory. The Epilogue had me peaked with curiosity. What will happens to Indigo's new BFF Paige now? Good thing this is the first book in a new series because those questions will hopefully be answered sooner than later.
If you enjoy YA with a dose of fantasy/paranormal then this us definitely for you.
I received this book for review from NetGalley via Delacorte Press and I was so glad this book was approved for me. It was just a lovely, quick read. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review it.