Published by Random House LLC on 2014-06-10
Genres: Legends, Myths, Fables, Other, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
This book was full of witchy goodness and I loved the way the author told this story. The author sucked me in from the start when we met the main character Indigo Blackwood who is just your average teen with a mom who is a little bit different from others. I loved the fact that her mom owned The Black Caludron which was a Wicca shop and thought that it was so cool even though Indigo thought her mom was a little weird. Indigo is also a cheerleader and I have to say that while I liked her as a character she had to grow on me because I didn’t like the way she was so focused on what her friends thought of her and what she did and didn’t just live her life the way she wanted to. I started to like her mom when she seemed to finally start thinking for herself. As we get further into the story Indigo learns that she may not be just a regular teenager and there may have been truth to all the things her mom used to say to her. Indigo has the typical boyfriend that of course was supposedly hot but to me he was selfish and a bit of jerk so I didn’t really care for him at all.
As the story continues Indigo meets Bishop who she learns is looking for a Witch Bible that her mom has been keeping safe for years. Indigo also learns she may be a chance that she may become a witch and she has to come to grips with all of this fairly quickly if she wants to stay alive and protect herself. I immediately liked Bishop because he was down to earth even though you could tell he was different. I was also happy when Indigo finally started to warm up to her long time neighbor Paige because she seemed more like a friend who would be a true friend to her. Indigo soon starts to work on learning how to protect herself after a tragic event happens that left me shocked. I have to say I didn’t see things going in this direction so quickly but I think it was needed for the story to become what it does in the end.
Overall I think that was a quick easy read but it wasn’t one that I think a lot of people will be that impressed with because to be honest I was expecting more from the main character and the plot was actually a good one if you could get past Indigo. I think I liked the book more when Indigo,Bishop and Paige were working together because it made the character more likeable when they were interacting with others. I will say that some will like this book because if you are looking for a campy witch style of reading this book will give it to you but to be honest I was expecting more from it then I got. I won’t say to not read this one because the things that didn’t work for me may not bother other readers.