Thank you to Ana Lucía for stopping by
and sharing her review of Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale
Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray, was released in the U.S. on January 29, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by CreateSpace, the print edition is 254 pages.
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Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life.
So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed.
Ana Lucía’s Review:
Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale is a book that should not be judge by its pink cover. It sure looks fun, cute and fluffy but it’s more than that. There is mystery, danger and a love that transcends time.
Lily has spent her whole life avoiding all kinds of physical contact with other human beings, because she can learn all of a person’s deepest secrets with just one touch right before she passes out from the unbearable pain. And that means no boyfriends, ever.
But when sexy and mysterious Ryder finally asks her out, everything changes. He is every girl’s fantasy, but he is a loner who has been in this school for over a year and has never shown the slightest interest in any girl or in making friends.
Lily is not sure of what to do now, take her chances and accept his invitation to prom or just run the opposite direction because he knows way too much about her.
After being won over by Ryder’s charm, she is finally in a happy place with a boyfriend, when Lucian Bell comes into the picture. Lucian, with his handsome, boy next door looks, apparently has a past with Ryder. And of course he is interested in Lily.
Hex is a roller coaster of a mystery, to say the least. When I thought I had it all figured it out, everything goes back to point zero, where I still didn’t know what was happening and what the mystery was behind these two boys.
Lily learns that she is somehow a part of this, but she can’t get straight answers from Ryder and she is okay with that. But she needs to learn more about what is happening around her.
I love the characters in this book. First of all Lily – she is great! She is a beautiful redhead with emerald green eyes who doesn’t care about her looks and has learned to deal with her “gift” even if it won’t allow her to touch people, not even her friends and family. I love her attitude – she is snarky, funny and would do anything for the people she loves.
I also loved her parents, they are so different but they really love each other and Lily.
Of course Lily has a friend, J, with her particular wardrobe with a theme each week. She is loyal and sympathetic and even when she is dealing with her own problems and a mother who doesn’t care about her, she is always happy and supportive of her friend.
And we can’t forget about the mystery boys: Ryder and Lucian. They can’t be more different, but they are equally sexy. I didn’t know who to trust or like – and I loved it! But I was rooting for Ryder all the way. He cares deeply for Lily and has the patience of a saint, and of course did I mention how hot he is?
This is a story about love, myths and something else that will surprise you in the end. It shows deep and true love, and twisted love with sacrifices and a terrible burden that has been carried for centuries.
Usually, I never remember all the great quotes and passages from the books I love and never bookmark them, but in this case I couldn’t get two particular passages, where sin never looked better, out of my head.
Here is just a teaser:
“Smooth lips found mine, spicy and wicked like a sin dipped in mint cream.”
Ana Lucía gives this book