Sunday, June 3, 2018

Review: Hex

Author Alyxandra Harvey 
Format e-book 
Print Length 170 pages 
Publisher self 
Published Feb. 26, 2018 

Blood magic. Zombies. Homework. You know, the usual. 

Mackenzie Shelley knows there are things that go bump in the night. 
Her Aunt Bree has taken them all over the country seeking them out; but when they finally settle in the tiny mountain town of Violet Hill, Bree disappears. 

When Parker and Sierra's father also goes missing, Sierra works blood magic to find him. She also accidentally wakes a hundred year old Hoodoo curse that will reveal family secrets...and wake the dead. 
Mac prefers to work alone, but that’s no longer an option. 
She has to defeat zombies, ghosts, and pass her midterms. Just another day in Violet Hill. 

My Opinion 

Mackenzie and her aunt have come home to Violet Hill, only Mackenize doesn’t realize that it is home. They are supernatural hunters and typically keep to themselves. Mackenize is beginning to get worried, her aunt hasn’t come home and mirrors are breaking. Parker randomly shows up, with orders to protect her from his dad (they are closet hunters) how happen to have a warded house. When they get there they find out that Sierra has performed a spell to find their dad that went terribly wrong. Now not only do they have to find their parental units, they have to fight off zombies, a few ghost- one with a few magic tricks. 

Mackenzie is a kick-butts-take-names-later kinda chick. So color her surprised that her family comes from Violet Hill. She pretty much stands up for what she believes in and is a straight shooter, which was refreshing. She is also takes things in stride, which helps with how supernatural her life is about to get. 

Parker is just trying to do the right thing. This really is a case of when a good guy gets left in charge. He is pretty solid, with a protective side. He tries to let his sister handle things but you can tell that he wants to step in, a lot. He is not sure what his dad got them into but he is confident that Mac and him will figure it out. 

This one is told by three points of view- Mackenzie, Parker and Sierra. The jumping back and forth was not as hard as it has been in the past. All three characters have distinctive voices and personalities and the story is told in real time so that helped. 

I am hoping that this is the start of a new series for Alyxandra Harvey. I loved two of her other series- The Drake Chronicles and The Lovegrove Legacy.  I really hate the cover of this book, so please try not to judge it by the cover. 

 This is a fast read, with a lot of action so your blood will be a pumping. If you like zombies, mystery and a pinch of witches than this is the book for you. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote Find the Spooky; Throw yourself at it was more our style. 

Other People 

Sierra- Parker’s sister, closet witch 
Jet- Sierra’s bestie, a seer 
Brody- Sierra’s ex, a bully 
Marcus- Brody’s brother

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