4.07.2011

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

Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray 

  • Pub. Date: January 2011
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Format:Paperback , 254pp
"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"

Isn't the cover just adorable? But do not be fooled Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale is nowhere near the adorable, light, bubbly read that the cover may portray. This book was so much more than just a light read. Ramona Wray has created a plot that is full of intense and suspenseful moments. Not to mention a love story that spans centuries filled with twists and turns that will keep you glued to the book.

Lily is labeled the town freak. Everyone makes sure to stay clear of her touch because with one touch she can glimpse into a persons past and future and learn about their deepest secrets. So you can imagine how shocked she is when Ryder Kingscott the hottest guy in school, who also has never paid attention to her or any other of the hundreds of girls crushing over him out of the blue asks her to the prom. Then to add to Lily's state of confusion Lucian Bell the new guy who is also equally hot has eyes only for her. Now add on the fact that Lucian and Ryder seem to already know each other and butt heads from the moment they see each other you can understand why Lily may be wary of both guys.

This is one of those rare books where I loved all three of the main characters.

Lily was a very strong female character. She did show moments of vulnerability in situations that required it but always did what must be done regardless of how hard the choices and decisions she had to make were.

Ryder's character was a mystery in a good way. The hottest guy in school, but he always kept to himself. The rumor mill was filled with wild stories about him. My curiosity about Ryder was one of the reasons I was glued to Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale. Wray took me on an adventure with his character and right when I thought I knew everything there was about him, I was pulled into another "twist and turn"  that just left me in utter shock. In the end I was very satisfied with how the mystery around him was wrapped up.

As far Lucian Bell is concerned on the surface their wasn't much depth to him. Not until I really got to know him and found out how intriguing he really is. We are introduced to him as the latest eye candy at Rosemound High, but unlike Ryder he was Mr. Popular. He got along with everyone, threw house parties and seemed to be your regular high schooler.  But as I read on, and his character unraveled, I learned there was so much depth to him, some of his actions just made me go wow! Especially the ending.

There were traces of a love triangle but I loved how Wray nipped that in the bud. Lily was not the confused damsel in distress that couldn't make up her mind on who she loved and wanted to be with. Even when things were at it's worse she loved only one.

I can't say enough good things about this book, it really grabbed me. I read it in a day and stayed up well into the middle of the night just to finish it up. I can't wait to see what other books Ramona Wray has coming in the near future. With her writing style and story telling she has definitely made a fan out of me.







2 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog :-)

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  2. I hope to read this book soon! Great review :)

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