by Michelle Krys
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.
North American publisher: Delacorte, June 2014
Audiobook publisher: Listening Library
Foreign rights sold: Canada (Doubleday Canada); U.K. (Random House U.K.)
Foreign rights contact: Jocelyn Lange, Delacorte
Film/TV rights contact: Jody Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss & Associates
Debut author Krys finds the funny and fantastical sweet spot between magic and high-school drama in this mash-up of Mean Girls and The Craft … Krys deftly balances [Indigo Blackwood]’s personal growth with the well-paced twists and turns of this series opener.”
Krys’s debut novel offers a fast-paced plot with plenty of shocking twists and turns and a cliff-hanger ending that will appeal to fans of paranormal romances.”—School Library Journal
Plenty of witty banter between Bishop and Indigo will please readers … For teens that can’t get enough of supernatural love stories, this one will fill the bill just fine, and the cliffhanger ending will leave them eager for more.”—Kirkus Reviews
A perfect mix of action, romance, and humor—Hexed kept me riveted until the very last page!”—Amy Tintera, author of Reboot
Krys’s dry sense of humor had me laughing and her spot-on world-building had me enthralled. If they weren’t part of a magical world of witchcraft and sorcery, I would swear I knew these characters in high school. I loved Hexed.”—Amy Plum, author of the Die for Me series.
I adored Indie, the Voodoo vibe, and every last page of this well-wrought debut. If you want a fast-paced story with sizzling tension, quality characters, and snappy humor, Hexed is your book!”—Victoria Scott, author of Fire & Flood