by Michelle Krys
Series: The Witch Hunter, #1
Released on: June 10th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Rating: 1 star
Word Rating: Alas, no.
Reviewed by: Mel
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.
Childish, stereotypical and idiotic main character? CHECK. Indigo is a cheerleader who once flashed her ass to a crowd at a football match; she is best friends with the Queen B, Bianca, she’s also the girlfriend of the captain of the football team, received the 3rd highest GPA at her school and uses everyone around her like pawns on a chessboard. Oh, and she might even be a witch with superpowers. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Indigo has everything; she is everything. Oh, but that’s just what everyone thinks. Because her so called best friend flirts with her boyfriend who she doesn’t think she deserves, and is a total bitch to Indigo. Correction: a total bitch in general.
“Hey, bitches, I need help taking these mats back,” Bianca says. By “help” she means do it for her.Aw, poor Indigo! What a rude friend. OR MAYBE, YOU SHOULD BE SMART LIKE YOUR 3RD-HIGHEST-GPA-IN-THE-SCHOOL SUGGESTS AND GET BETTER FRIENDS. Talking about Indigo’s smartness, not once does she prove that she’s actually as smart as what she got for her GPA. She legit does nothing but cry and wail until someone comes to help her. In most cases, that someone is the mysterious but smokin’ hot Bishop! Oh, and Indigo’s selfishness and self-importance are absolutely infuriating. To summarise quickly, Indigo has a loner neighbour named Paige, who would never take a hint and leave Indigo alone. However, one night when Indigo is in trouble and has no one else to go to, she calls Paige—who finally made a friend and was staying at her friend’s house for the night—then Indigo forces her to come and help her find a book and a stranger in the middle of the night. Riiight. Indigo, she’s not your bloody dog. Paige has her own life and like her, you can’t take a hint and just leave her alone. You’ve ignored her your entire life and yet you go up to her one day and expect that she will help you… just because you said so.
“Can we all not be having such a great time right now? My mom’s in trouble, remember?” Paige sinks back into her seat, as Bishop mumbles apologies.We feel sorry for you, Indigo. But that doesn’t mean everyone has to be bawling their eyes out and being mournfully pessimistic like you.
And then I make my way to the Pretty People table.What. You did not just call yourselves the Pretty People. No. Nope. NOPE. *headdesk* This book possibly has the worst possible heroine. Finding a book that she doesn’t give a crap about and trusting a stranger that you’ve just met because he’s good looking? Highly suspicious and idiotic, if you ask me.
The writing and plot are no better. I commend it for reflecting the main character’s personality well, but god, it was terribly childish. “… blink at him a bunch…” etc. Let me be blunt: it just doesn’t work. Furthermore, the plot is basically pulled together by coincidence after coincidence. There’s a scene when Indigo is in a crisis with Bishop and her mother stuck in a screen, and so conveniently, does a random chick fly in and save Bishop—who then saves Indigo. I totally believe everything and am totally okay with all this. I don’t suspect anything or find this incredibly mediocre or cliché.
Guys, save your time and don’t bother with this book. We have cliché characters, pointless drama, poor writing and plot and stupid romance. Nothing interesting here.