AUTHOR: Ashley Girardi
TYPE: I'm going to go with y/a fantasy...
PAGES:157 on the kindle
SERIES:yes book 1 in 3 I believe
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REASON FOR READING: Was offered on BLB Tours so I jumped at the chance to read it!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
Born without magic, seventeen-year-old Helena “Hex” Wayward is an embarrassment to her power-hungry relatives.
As the weakest member of the world’s most deadly magical family, Hex learns early how to avoid confrontation. There’s no defending herself against an errant curse or the pit-demon that her cousins like to summon during family reunions.
When the dark magic inside of her -- magic that she never dreamt even existed -- erupts in a violent display, it kills a member of a rival family.
Now, Hex's family hopes to use her magic for their own sinister purposes and their enemies just want her dead. Abandoning her magic will leave Hex defenseless but she's seen how quickly power corrupts even the best intentions.
Caught between the seductive sorcerer who wants her power for his own and the forbidden love of a human boy, Hex has to make a choice:
Save her life or save her soul.
This book had me confused at first then somehow I looked up and I was done 3 hours later. It moved with a wonderful pace, the plot began to pick up, and finally the mystery sucked me in and I had no choice but to sit back and enjoy.
This book completely took me by surprise I was rooting for Hex and at the same time I could sympathize with her which is very unusual for me especially since she was a 17 year old girl. Hex was a real person though she was written in such a way that I wanted to get to know her better, to help her, but most of all I was rooting for her. The best part she didn't do anything TSTL which is a blessing b/c it is getting harder and harder to find solid written y/a books whose females aren't Bella from Twilight (I shall die if the creepy vampire or the love of my life isn't with me.) Hex isn't one of those. She isn't a whiner she is someone in a very difficult position trying to stay alive and have a someone normal life.
This world is very different than what I expected it was a cross between Black Jewels (how dark and dangerous everyone was and figuring out who you can trust if anyone) and Laurell K Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series. Either way Ms. Girardi scored for me and I have to say I can not personally wait until the next one comes out and I really, really, really hope that I get a chance to read it *wink wink*
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