PJV QUICKIE: The whole popular girl/high school drama meets paranormal world, chosen one…etc. is the main plot thread of HEXED by Michelle Krys. This is why I equate this book with the adjective – regurgitated. Because it is. Very. Change Buffy to Indigo, and Vampires to Bad sorcerers and you have your story.

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Young Adult Paranormal – Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys #Review

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Narrator: Tai Alexandra Ricci
on June, 10, 2014
Source: Publisher
2.5 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.

Review: The promo statement advertising this book says it all: It’s Bring it On meets The Craft in this spellbinding witchy series debut. Do “real” teens even know who Fairuza Balk is and have seen the film The Craft? I love when these YA novels reference 90s and early 2000s pop culture. I get it…real young adults don’t. Maybe because they weren’t even born yet when The Craft was released. My feelings toward that one promotional statement sums up my feelings toward this book, I get it, but it’s rather silly and a regurgitated plot… that left me somewhere in the middle as far as like or dislike. Maybe read it yourself and let me know how you feel about it.

Michelle Krys redeemed the unoriginal story with fun characters, witty dialogue and a fast paced, competent writing style. Thank goodness, because if not, this would have been a quick DNF.

Narration: Tai Alexandra Ricci maintained a good narration and handled the teen, vapid voice rather well. I wasn’t too impressed with the male voices, but she got Indigo. I wouldn’t specifically search for narration by Ricci, but I also wouldn’t not listen because of her voice.

Recommendations: Well 30-somethings, you’ll get this book and bring back your teen years 😀 Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, if you want something similar, this is your book.

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