Author: Ramona Wray
Release Date: 1st February 2011
My Rating: 4/5
Blurb: 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.
Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale is an easy, suspenseful read that keeps us wondering who is good and who is evil. Are there lies in the truth? Is there truth hidden amongst the lies? To me, Hex is a guilty pleasure. Who doesn't like a bit of forbidden romance and a love triangle with steamy boys?
I am not a huge fan of angel stories (due to reading a bunch of unremarkable stories involving them) but I do like my witches. Thankfully, this is not your run-of-the-mill angel story and I didn't feel the need to roll my eyes. My attention was always caught due to the suspense created by the number of twists thrown at us and also because I was trying to figure out how the characters in the prologue related back to Lily, Ryder and Lucian. It was quite the page-turner.
Lily, quite simply is a witch. Due to her abilities, she can not have any skin to skin contact with people, for if she does, their whole life and all the details flashes before her eyes, putting her in immense pain. Because of this she has one friend, has never had a boyfriend and is labelled a freak by the occupants of the small town she lives in. Personally I would have liked a little bit more about her abilities but I suppose that would have taken the story in a different direction. She is a persistent girl and when it comes to Ryder and Lucian, she won't stop until she knows the truth. That said, she is very trusting and once something is explained to her, she takes it as the truth. But is she trusting the right person? She likes to follow her instincts, but could her instincts be wrong?
Ahh, the boys. Like all the girls in the story, Ryder Kingscott makes me swoon. Over confident? Yes. But just so yummy. Lucian kind of had me on edge from the beginning as he appears to be Mr Smooth and way too perfect. But maybe I was just won over by Ryder as we are introduced to him first. He's a tough act to follow.
This is for fans of Fallen, Hush Hush, Immortal and/or Twilight (but not restricted to!).