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Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale

Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale

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by Ramona Wray

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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


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.

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Ramona Wray
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Romanian-born (no known association with vampires). Compulsive reader. Barely decent, but extremely lucky wife. Doting mother (of the worst kind). Hooked on YA literature. Music lover. Indie soul. Warrior-tempered. Industrious writer. Smart mouth. Perpetual optimist.

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Hex, a Witch and Angel Tale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
pagese More than 1 year ago
I admit, I almost turned this review down. I haven't had a lot of luck with self published novels. But, I was intrigued because I liked the cover and description. I'm so glad that got the best of me because I would have missed out on a really great book! I actually really loved Lily. I liked the idea of instantly knowing someone's life just by touching them. While it's not new, the books presents it differently. Lily is still somewhat of a social outcast because of this. But she has her trusty best friend and her family. She avoids physical contact with people, but doesn't let them stop her from trying to be social. She was well rounded and I found that she was someone I enjoyed reading about. I also enjoyed Ryder. He doesn't just show up all of a sudden and then Lily's is drawn to him (how many storied out there are like that). Lily has been admiring him from afar for over a year. Turns out he has been doing the same. He knows all about her and for some reason I didn't find it creepy at all. It seemed sweet. And while I thought he professions of love, etc were a bit heavy at times, it all made perfect sense in the end. I really enjoyed how their relationship progressed. I also really enjoyed the mythology behind what Lucian and Ryder really are. I wasn't expecting the twist and turns in the story and the connection to Lily. It was really a great overall story with all questions answered and no cliff hanger at the end. I hope the author goes far with this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad i came across this book. I was completely hooked. I felt a tad out of place reading it, it seemed geared towards young adults. But everyone enjoys a great story about that kind of love, no matter their age. Great for those other hopeless romantics out there.
CillianRune More than 1 year ago
*SPOILER ALERT!* Hex was a beautiful book, and a beautiful read. As a reader I value fruitful books that allow me to cogitate about them for several days after finishig them. And Hex WAS fruitful. Full of content and packed with great characters, Hex is a breath of fresh air. For starters, I loved the main character, Lily, she was full of life, honest, funny and gutsy. She took her responsabilities seriously and she was selfless without being stupid, or, even worse, carrying the annoying martyr complex I so much detest in nowadays characters. I also loved how Wray seemed to read the reader's mind (for real, she has a sixth sense or something) by answering questions she intuited her readers were asking themselves, I had that experience a few times during the reading, when I started wondering about something that was confusing to me, Lily asked the question and the mystery was solved. See? I want a Ramona Wray for my birthday, my own personal author that has the insight to read my mind. Her writing was awesome, the whole book was a big pile of sense of humor, I imagine that Wray must be a very funny person, because she made me howl with laughter many many times. I loved Ryder, his old fashioned ways and his detachment with everybody else, he could have dated and flirted with the entire bureau of the Dribblers Club, but instead he stayed faithful to one person and never strayed from his objective, great guy indeed. Lucian, man, I adore Lucian, and I swear I wanted to hate him in the end, because his decision was painful to us all. Not even his 400 years stay in earth, at Lily's and Ryder's expenses could make me hate him, because everything he did was because he stayed true to his nature, he knew right from wrong, but he also knew that there was a job that needed to be done, and when he got tired of it, when finally he realized that the world was insipid without Liliy in it, he tried to change it, which involved playing dirty, of course (I really don't have a problem with that) making Ryder sick so he could make his move and get engaged with her or making her believe that Ryder was the real halfling. I wish things would have gone better for him, it's true that he did a lot of damage, but he didn't summon himself so it wasn't all his fault. To be perfectly fair, he did have his chance to be with Lily, but it wasn't meant to be, unfortunately Lucian wasn't meant to be and he had to leave. The ending was really sad, like Brodie said, it was bittersweet, but it wasn't a crappy unfair ending that makes you want to stab the author in the forehead. On a personal note, I appreciated the fact that Lily didn't go all sluty falling in love with the two of them and making them suffer with teenager stupidities and indecisions (thank you, thatnk you very much). 5 stars for Hex, it's absolutely fantastic.
Kat808 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! This was a great story, and although I saw the twist coming, I still had to keep reading. I did not want this book to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled by the cover artwork. This is one SERIOUS book. The story is excellent, the characters well-developed and the writing style, IMHO, is impeccable. A serious but up-lifting read with a surprising ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it! It was a new and fresh idea with a nice twist
Love_My_Nook-2 More than 1 year ago
This book was captivating beyond words. I honestly stayed uo to 2am JUST to finish reading it.... LOVED IT
Writing_is_my_life More than 1 year ago
Don't judge a book by its cover. More importantly, don't judge this book by its cover. The first thing that anyone says when they first look at Hex's cover, including me, is, "OMGOBLINS THAT'S SO CUUUTE!" Admit it, you just had a little gush session over the pinkness. But this book is so much more than just a pink cover. It's deep and superbly written, with a twisting and winding plot line that spans several centuries. Hex is a romance and a mystery all in one, with illicit love affairs, vengeful sisters, half-angel hit men, and a love that is doomed to die just as it's starting. From the very first pages, I was hooked. Ramona has a way of writing that takes a short while to get into, but eventually, I fell into the rhythm of the book and I couldn't stop reading. There is a constancy to the plot that kept it going steadily, without a dull moment or a lag. Lily, our main character, has this tiny problem. every time she touches someone for longer than a few seconds, she passes out. This of course makes her the freak at her school. Growing up with this problem (she can't even touch her own parents) she's learned to be very independent. She was logical for the most part, although there were some parts in the end where I wanted to jump into the book and smack a little sense into her. She has a best friend J, who is eccentric and totally loveable, and their relationship added depth to Lily. Every girl needs that one best friend that she can confide everything with. Lily's parents were also great characters, even if we didn't see too much of her dad. What surprised me was that Lily already knew she was a witch, or at least understood that she had magical capabilities, and was very level-headed with them. And now we come to my favorite part: Ryder and Lucian. Okay, I'll admit for the millionth time that I'm a sucker for the bad boy. but how do you choose when both of them fit the bill? Ryder wasn't necessarily a 'bad boy' per se, but he rode a motorcycle, and he was pretty damn sexy, so in my head it counts. Lucian. well, he was my favorite character. I was never able to figure him out completely, and that's what I liked best. He acted a little. forward in ways that made me want to slap him senseless, but he was still my favorite. But Lily, Ryder, and Lucian are all entwined somehow, Lily just has to figure out how. The only thing I have as 'critique' is that I wished Lily and Ryder's relationship had built up more. I understand that they were soul mates, and they were meant to be together, but the earlier tension of Lily's hesitation and inner-conflict over what she should do, as well as the tense chemistry between them, were some of the best parts. Overall, I loved Hex. I loved it all the more because it was nothing how I thought it would be, yet it still blew me away, greatly surpassing any preconceived notions I had of it. A DEFINITE must read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an amazing story (this coming from a 13 year old) and it keeps u secondguessing ebrything. One momen u love h main character lily but ghe next u just wanna strangle some sdnsd imto her. Keeps u on ur toes and a VERY big plot twist at the end. Now i dont care wat other people say thru the entir book LUCIAN WAS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER... with J a close second :)
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Teresa_H More than 1 year ago
When Lily Crane touches someone not only is there pain, she can 'see' a person's past, their secrets, and sometimes even their future. Ryder Kingscott is the mysterious, ridiculously attractive loner at Lily's school who suddenly seems to take an interest in her. Lucian Bell is the cocky and also ridiculously attractive new guy in school who also takes an interest in Lily, from the second their eyes meet. There is so much more going on with all of them than meets the eye. This book kept me guessing through out. There were so many twists and turns before we finally got to the truth. I found myself second-guessing again and again what I thought was really going on and I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the charachters and the twists of the story. Next...?
Author_Devyn_Dawson More than 1 year ago
4.5 star. First - the cover... I really love this cover. I bet it's gorgeous in print. I'm not going to retell the synopsis of the book, just review. I really enjoyed this story. I found her literary style to be reminiscent of the great writers of the 1800's...yet it embraces today's expectations of YA books. The mystery in the book is great, as it keeps you guessing for a long while. I thought the character development to be great and the mysterious love triangle intriguing. The final peak of the story was emotional and I felt as though I lived it with Lily. Downside - I thought the story was long, and found I was checking my page number a few times. Although the three main characters are developed well, I didn't feel that for her friend J, and the missing mom. As for the editing - I know that sometimes the program that converts the book into an e-book will make things a little wonky. I was able to overlook the problem because the story held my interest. All in all, I look forward to reading future books by Ramona Wray. I think she has a bright future. After reading her profile bio, I'm thinking she has many stories in her head to write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an okay book. It was addicting, I'll give it that. But I think it could have used some editing. I felt like sometimes I was skipping over some pages because there was too much time spent on her describing how sexy he was or how she wanted to ravage him. Also, I was hoping for a little more development with their relationship. I mean, it seemed she fell in love too quickly and from her describing his good looks all the time, I can't help but feel it was purely superficial. I know all the stuff in the past led to the present, but Lily couldn't remember those things, so a little more time spent on developing their relationship (like dating and finding out more about him) would have made their "love" more real to me. Overall, it was a fun, quick read. But it's not something memorable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot,the characters,the setting....everything was perfectly written.The author beautifully portrays a mistifying and magical love story.I would absolutely recommend this book to anybody.It is a really lovely story...Trust me,you won't be dissapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since the beginning I was attracted by the plot. It was well-thought through. All those tiny hints and facts from the narrator... it was a thrill to read and oh so so lovely! If you're feeling a little on the mysterious, hopeless romantic kind of side, I completely reccomend this book.
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its a love story true but really wordy and very boring. I coulnd read it all, in fact i skip all of the middle and didnt miss a thing. glad i only paid $1 for it :(