Friday, May 6, 2011

Review of Hex by Ramona Wray and GIVEAWAY!

Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale
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.
I’m a fan of witches and when I first saw the cover of and read the synopsis for Hex by Ramona Wray, it reminded me of Bewitched. I walked away expecting a cute and page-turning paranormal romance. Although I wasn’t left entirely satisfied, I definitely got what I expected, and think that lovers of paranormal romance will enjoy Wray’s novel.

The strongest aspect of Hex is the plot. Wray kept the twists and turns coming around every corner, and I really enjoyed that about the novel. The ending was a tiny bit rushed, yet overall I was satisfied by it It provided full closure for the story Ramona was telling, but also left a bit of wiggle room for sequels and spin-offs.

I have to confess that I wasn’t a huge fan of the romance. This was another girl-pursues-boy-even-though-she-knows-he-wants-to-hurt-her romances, and I’m getting a little frustrated with those. Lily and Ryder fell in love a little too quickly for it to be believable for me. They were incredibly sappy with each other, and Ryder used the term “baby” a bit too often for my taste.

Hex is a fun, quick read, and the perfect book for anyone who wants a paranormal romance with witches. If you’d like to check this one out for yourself, you’re in luck, because Ramona has kindly offered a copy of Hex for giveaway. Want to win? Check out the rules and fill out the form below. Good luck, and thanks to Ramona for providing a giveaway copy!

Here are the rules for the giveaway
*One winner will receive a copy of Hex for review.
*Open to the U.S. and Canada. Sorry, international readers, I'll have another giveaway for you soon.
*The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 20th.




Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you!

2 comments:

  1. I've heard pretty good things about 'Hex'... thanks for your honest review. I love seeing all different sorts of reviews, because at least then you go in with more realistic expectations. Thanks for the giveaway. =)

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  2. I've read a lot of reviews for this one and they seem to be pretty good. Even if the romance didn't all that appeal to you, I think I'd still be willing to give this one a shot.

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