Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Hexed by Michelle Krys.
Series: The Witch Hunter, #1
Released: June 10th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Waited on by: Ellis
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.
My entire life, I have been on a quest. The goal is to become a boss-ass witch. Seeing as how that is highly improbable, I have turned to escapism. If I can't get my witches in real life, I'll find them in fiction. Then Charmed ended. The Secret Life was cancelled. Same for Eastwick. Bonnie became irrelevant as fuck on The Vampire Diaries. (Thanks for that, writers. Character assassination is always appreciated. No, really, you shouldn't have. You really shouldn't have.) The Originals is still doing fairly well.
But almost every witch book I've ever read has been a disappointment, save for the Doran series by Monica Furlong, which was a formative childhood experience. I want this book because witches are:
c) a gift from the universe
d) an inspiration to all
e) all of the above
It's E. The right answer is E. You'd better have said E.
So, you know, Hexed, no pressure or anything. You just kind of have to restore my faith in Young Adult witch books. I'm sure you're capable.
Ha, "the dusty old family Bible." Right. A Bible. I'm sure that's what it is.