Published June 2014 by Listening Library|Run Time: 8 hours, 34 minutes
Where I Got It: the library
Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
A stolen book. A deadly plan. A destiny discovered.
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 when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world, she learns that 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 is about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
What I Thought:
Hexed was a fun book to listen to! I definitely enjoyed it a lot- there were even points where I found myself talking at the book! I will say that Hexed was predictable at times, but it was a fun kind of predictable.
I really liked Indie and the world she was a part of. It’s different than a lot of the paranormal books I’ve read, mostly because it focuses on witches, and a war between witches and sorcerers. I really liked the distinction between the two groups. I liked that there was a chance Indigo would be a witch, and that it was something she grew into, and wasn’t born with. At the same time, I wish we knew more about this particular witch-filled world, and I’m hoping we’ll see more of that in the next book.
I could relate to Indie, and I liked that she had a good friend in Paige. They seemed to have a good friendship going, even if it took Indie a while to figure out that Paige wasn’t that bad. I really didn’t get why Indie and Bianca were best friends for so long, but I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt, and hope she was a better person than what we see in the book. Jezebel was interesting, as was Bishop, but I don’t have strong thoughts about them either way. I feel like they’re both pretty mysterious, and that we know little about them by the end of the book.
I also liked Tai Alexandra Ricci as a narrator, and she really brought Indie to life. She made the book a lot of fun to listen to.
Let’s Rate It:
Hexed was a fun but slightly predictable book to listen to, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of the paranormal world Indie lives in. Hexed gets 4 stars.