Wayward [NOOK Book]

Overview

Born without magic, seventeen-year-old Helena "Hex" Wayward is an embarrassment to her power-hungry relatives.

As the weakest member of the world's most deadly magical family, Hex learns early how to avoid confrontation. There's no defending herself against an errant curse or the pit-demon that her cousins like to summon during family reunions.

When the dark magic inside ...
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Overview

Born without magic, seventeen-year-old Helena "Hex" Wayward is an embarrassment to her power-hungry relatives.

As the weakest member of the world's most deadly magical family, Hex learns early how to avoid confrontation. There's no defending herself against an errant curse or the pit-demon that her cousins like to summon during family reunions.

When the dark magic inside of her -- magic that she never dreamt even existed -- erupts in a violent display, it kills a member of a rival family. Now, Hex's family hopes to use her magic for their own sinister purposes and their enemies just want her dead. Abandoning her magic will leave Hex defenseless but she's seen how quickly power corrupts even the best intentions.

She has to make a choice:

Save her life or save her soul.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012320292
  • Publisher: Ashley Girardi
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: The Witch Wars Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 190,744
  • File size: 641 KB

Meet the Author

Ashley Girardi is 25 years old and plans to stay that way for the better part of the next decade. She's dabbled in a number of professions, from the service industry to military intelligence. While her current goals include publication, that's really just a circuitous route to world domination.

Ashley's influences include Friedrich Nietzsche, Kurt Vonnegut and Lady Gaga. Her favorite color is fluorescent beige and her favorite quote is from Robert A. Heinlein:

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."
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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Well worth the buck!

    This story did not stop with an action packed plot of deception and revenge. Leaving the reader somewhat in the dark about the true gain that Hex is after, you're not sure what side she's truly on. Involving magic and sorcery, Hex is able to befriend mortals as well as reunite with her own kind. Catching the plot and hanging on to the ride is the objective while reading this book. If you're looking for a rebellious witch with a slice of empathetic teen, Hex is your character!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    Go grab your own copy

    The only reason why I joined the eBook tour for Wayward was its cover. I did not read its synopsis. This time there were no speculations that I could create like I used to do. It's all because the cover did not tell me much. But for sure, the girl eyes attracted me in the first place. Although in the beginning Helena "Hex" Wayward was drawn like another ordinary girl, she already grabbed my attention. And I was totally falling for her when she told me who she really was. All story about her past and her family were strung me out. As written in synopsis, Hex was a witch without magic. It was easy to get the picture how miserable it was. The pressure that she got from her family became the reason why she avoided all family gathering or reunion. She did not need pity, but I just could not help myself. Especially when I found out the way they treated her. I felt so fired up when one night, an incident changed her life. For the first time, she was counted. I liked this movement. What happened next was written very well. Another character such Sam, Cynthie, Zach even her cynical father made this story better. However the climax did not happened as I expected, the whole chapters were enjoyable. I am glad that Wayward is the first book of The Wayward Trilogy / The Witch Wars Saga as what written in Goodreads. I want to read the next book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    got better as the book went along

    the begining was a bit confusing and there was certain empty spaces in the plot, but overall i liked the consept and i hope that there is a sequel. great book for the money and kept you on your seat. a solid four stars :)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    love the first book but WHERE is the second? there is a sneak pe

    love the first book but WHERE is the second? there is a sneak peak at the ending saying "wander" would come out spring of 2011? pretty sure thats past and gone and i see no part two.....? anyone else having this problem?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Awsome

    It was a pretty good book i like it . I think i would reccomend it to anyone and everyone!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Booklover

    Such a good read cannot wait to tart the next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Got a guestion.

    Is there any cute boys in the series or in fact any boys at all

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Fun

    This book reels you in from the start! Not only are the characters amazing but the twists keep you on your toes. I can't wait for the sequel!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    When is the next one comming out?? Does anyone know?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Loved it!!!

    I couldn't put it down. I was a little confused as some parts didn't explain things very well but as I kept reading I understood. I can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

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    A fabulous start to a new series,...

    The first in a new series by Ashley Girardi, Wayward, is a great beginning to what I am positive is going to be a fun series to read. It had all the makings of a really good YA paranormal/urban fantasy novel. Danger, bad boys, snarky girls, and all of that compouned by magical problems and battles for survival. While the plot has the classic themes of good vs. evil, the lines between them aren't crisply defined. There are lots of gray areas both in situations and in the characters, which I think makes for a more interesting read. Hex was born to be the prodigal daughter of one of the most powerful magical familes, and that alone sets her up for a life of danger and mistrust, never knowing who was her enemy, who she could trust, even within her own family. The struggle within her between her role in the magical role and her soul was the major thrust of the plot.

    The characters were what truly made the story, All of them, main or supporting, were very much brought to life by the author. Hex was a wonderful main character who was completely believable, complete with all of the normal teenage girl problems on top of her magical ones. Cynthie was the epitome of snobby, snarky rich girl and there were times when I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Sam and Zach, as the necessary human side of the story, were also extremely likeable. Hex's parents, while my least favorite people within my story, were also very well created. Her father was a power hungry man who wanted nothing more than more power, having zero capacity for anything resembling compassion. Hex's mom fell somewhere in the middle, which was a little mysterious. She never openly went against her husband in defense of Hex, but she was the only one in the family who showed any kind of love towards Hex. You never really knew where her loyalties lay, with the power and the money that being a Wayward brought or with her daughter. I hope that she has a bigger role in future stories.

    The ending was everything you could want in a YA novel. It paved the way for the next book, but it also ended with a bit of romance! And the cover is beautiful, very stunning and a little dark.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    It was a good book, I think teens would really like it. The main

    It was a good book, I think teens would really like it. The main characters are teens. It's about a witch that hasn't come into her power yet & is more comfortable with her human friend, but since she is a witch, her family & other witches believe humans are like monkeys and should be controlled by them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Mothpaw

    Love it! Is it like, the same book as wander only shorter cause im canfused here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Anymous

    Love it! Snappy female lead, the author doesn't blurt out everything from the beginning, and original story

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Good story line

    I liked how at first you think you've got this tough girl and as her story goes on, she goes from being tough to being weak to back to begin tough. The way her feelings control her powers and what Hex feels for Zach is making it even stronger. She's bound to protect what and who she loves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Really good,couldnt put it down.

    Really good,couldnt put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    A must read!!!!!!!

    This book was captivating even from the very first page. The main character, Hex, leads you on an enchantingly dangerous journey that is her life. This book is chock-full of danger, suspense, mystery, magic, and romance as well. Hex navigates through her confsing world, making unexpected friends and enemies along the way. I simply could not put this book down!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Pretty goog

    I couldnt get unto it. The begging was boring. But i kept reading and it is a pretty good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Use your imagination

    I am all into mythical creatures, vampires and such.. loved this book and wish i could find the sequel. Still dont know if the characters in this book are vampires, werewolves, or just witches and wizards. Was a great read.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Awesome Incarnate

    This book is amazing! It is the perfect teenie bopper romance with enough action and blood for guys too! My only disappointment is the fact that the rest of the series is not out. :) Great read, I couldn't put it down.

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