Release Date: June 10th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 3 STARS
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.
Interesting and witty, Hexed was a quick, decent read. While not the best of paranormal books, it also wasn't the worst one. However reading a witch book was definitely refreshing. There haven't been many within the past year and I haven't read a good one in a while. Indie's life in my opinion was pretty cliche: cheerleader, a cheating football player as a boyfriend, a not so awesome best friend, and a new mysterious leather jacket guy. Pretty common in contemp books; luckily, her high school most definitely does not interfere with her new found witch life and it's drama free on that end.
Indigo was a chill and cool character. She seemed to grasp the idea of witches in the world and took it in a respectable manner. I love how she wasn't as ashamed of her mom's occult shop as I imagined her to be and definitely has wit. What I did think was a bit awkward in the book was the emphasis on the setting being in LA/Hollywood. There seriously was no need for that much repetition of her living in LA especially since the setting didn't have much of an impact on the plot. It would have been more cool to see background history on the witches and the Family and Priory and just how they work. I loved Bishop! He's funny, loyal, and has awesome banters with Indigo. The chemistry between them definitely sizzled; albeit I felt that their relationship went a bit fast and didn't develop well enough.
Hexed is one I recommend to paranormal lovers. Although it's probably a book I would wait to get in the library or read when you're bored with nothing to do. A short read, Hexed had me pulled into it's story as "something witchy" did come my way :) Happy Readings!