HEX, A WITCH AND ANGEL TALE
Author: Ramona Wray
Source: Author Submission
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 29, 2011)
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.
Are you looking for a fresh new voice in the young adult genre? I was excited when author Ramona Wray contacted me to review her novel since I was looking for a new author to enjoy in this genre. Plus, who can resist a cute and cuddly cover like this one? Isn’t the artwork adorable?
Lily has a secret skill that she doesn’t like to use. She can touch a person and learn about their life. To some this may seem like a cool thing to do, but not for Lily. She is trying to have a normal life and this nifty trick makes it hard for her. Imagine wanting to date a boy and as soon as you touch you get the movie of their life in your head. Kind of takes the romance out of the relationship rather quickly. She has had a crush though on Ryder and has been watching him from a distance. When Ryder actually asks her out though, Lily can’t believe it! Then to top it off, we are introduced to Lucian, who also asks Lily out. Both boys are hot, and Lily finds herself in a love triangle with suspense and action intertwined with the romance.
The best part of the book–Ryder. Can it get anymore perfect than him? Well, you might think so at first with Lucian, but let me tell you, Ryder was the perfect one in my opinion. He was sweet, patient, and understanding — something we all want in a boy at that age, Did I mention he was also hot? The author did a wonderful job of including the suspense of a hexed curse that Lily discovers and everything flowed beautifully. Yes, some parts were predictable and the beginning was a little choppy in the writing, but the author quickly recovered and made a book I thoroughly enjoyed.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS