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Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Published on June 10th 2014
Published by Delacorte Press
If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
My very first eARC, woot!
I wanted to read this book first of all because its cover, and then of course I am always interested reading a book about witches and magics. Also the name of Heroine was definitely another draw for me as well, Indigo is a cute name!
Indigo isn’t your typical Heroine, she’s popular, quite shallow, and a pushover. Everything seems to be going well for her, if you don’t count her best-friend’s bitchy attitude. However, things started falling apart for Indigo when her boyfriend cheated on her with her man-eater best-friend. Oh, and she found out she might be a witch as well.
The first 50% of the book mainly focused on Indigo, what kind of person is she, how she discovered her witch heritage. The book picked up it’s pace around 50% when the action started rolling. Certain event happened in the book which was a surprise for me, and no doubt rocked Indigo’s world. The discovery of her family secret leads to a much bigger conspiracy that makes me wonder what will the next book be like?
What I like about this book, no instant love, well not quite. There were strong attractions, but no fall head over heels and I-cannot-live-without-you that sort themes, that are commonly found in YA books. In fact, it took awhile for Indigo to think of Bishop as a possible boyfriend candidate.
There were catty comments, and your not so typical mean girl scenes, but it didn’t take away the focus of the story.
I enjoyed reading about Indigo and how she changed throughout the book, there were choices she has to make in this book that is difficult at her age. But she didn’t picked the easy ones. In the end the choices she made have shaped her into a much better person.
Now, let’s talk about Bishop, he is quite an interesting character. After all, the first time Indigo and he met wasn’t exactly normal. Throughout of the book I kept wondering why, how and when will we learn about how he is alive when he “die” the first time Indigo met him.
I like how the bad guys are indeed bad in the book, and the good guys…well, that’s to be determined. There still much more we need to learn about in Indigo’s World.
Happy ending, with a small cliffhanger at the end. A decent opening to a new series.