Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray


Title: Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale
Author: Ramona Wray
Published: 2011
Source: For Review
Rating: 

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. (taken from goodreads.com)
 
Don't let this book's cover fool you- while the cute pink background and witch hint at a lighthearted piece of chick lit, underneath lies a dark story of a love that spans the centuries. Honestly, I was expecting a story stuffed with fluff and comedy. I was surprised by the rich writing and depth of Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale

Lily was a amusing and lovable protagonist. Her witty comebacks and hilarious internal dialogue had me laughing out loud. Despite her supernatural abilities as a witch, Lily is down-to-earth and normal. Her love interest, Ryder, is completely swoon-worthy. He's also a little infuriating, with his dark secrets and reluctance to explain his history with Lily. 

Most of the story is consumed by the fierce love triangle. Both Lucian and Ryder are well-developed characters, making the romance all the more interesting. Personally, I preferred Ryder and was annoyed whenever Lily gravitated toward Lucian.

The plot wove the strands of Lily's mysterious past together with the impending doom of her future. I loved how everything clicked at the end, like fitting two puzzle pieces together. I couldn't help but do a little victory dance when my predictions were proved correct. 

Overall, Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale, is a passionate story of a girl caught between her past and her future. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a steamy love triangle. The supernatural elements made the story even more intriguing. 

*I received this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

4 comments:

Ramona said...

Thanks for having me, Amber :-) I love your review!

Eliza Mellark said...

Your review and the things you have told me about Ryder have made me really want to read this book!! Great review :)

Marg K. said...

Most love triangles I've recently read have been rather weak and frustrating, but based on your review the one in this story sounds like it holds promise of being a good one.

soulunsung said...

I have heard so many good things about this book, so yay! I loved your review and I cannot wait to read this. :)